Game of rocks on a roll

North Coast Weekender - - News -

NEARLY 5000 peo­ple have joined a game of hide and seek in Perth’s north­ern sub­urbs.

Ma­rig­iniup res­i­dent Con­nie Sir­mans said she first no­ticed her fam­ily in New Zealand get­ting in­volved in a game where peo­ple paint rocks then go to their lo­cal park to hide them.

“I queried it and it turns out this craze started in Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton, and has spread from there,” she said.

“I thought the premise of en­cour­ag­ing cre­ativ­ity, com­mu­nity spirit and en­joy­ment of the great out­doors was fan­tas­tic so I bought a bag of rocks and got to paint­ing.

“I started a Face­book group in Jan­uary and things have es­ca­lated from there.”

Ms Sir­mans said the premise of the NOR Rocks group was “sim­ple”.

“We aim to spread a lit­tle joy to our com­mu­nity by dec­o­rat­ing rocks and hid­ing them in parks and play­grounds for oth­ers to find,” she said.

“The fin­ders are wel­come to re-hide the rocks for oth­ers to find, re­lo­cate the rock to an­other park or keep it.

“Of course it is al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated by the pain­ter when a pic­ture or com­ment is posted on our group page when one is found.”

She said it was “great to see the com­mu­nity spirit that is grow­ing” in the Face­book group, with new mem­bers join­ing ev­ery day.

Visit www.face­ groups/NORRocks.

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