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National Kindness Rocks Project craze ‘found’ in Louisa and Lake Anna

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

A sampling of some of the rocks that have been found around Louisa County. Photos submitted by Katie Trombley

A new hobby has started to blossom in Louisa County and it’s entertaining adults and children alike.

People have been painting rocks and placing them around the county for people to find. They can then either keep or, ideally, hide them again for someone else to find.

This trend is not exclusive to Louisa. It began in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2015 as a hobby for Morgan Murphy. Since then, the Kindness Rock Project has spread around the country. The idea is to paint rocks with words of encouragement and hide them for others to find.

“It’s exciting when you find one that’s relatable to you in that moment,” Kate Trombly, of Louisa, said.

She and her children, Tripp and Dawson, have been painting, hiding and finding rocks in Louisa County since they discovered their first rocks in Culpeper on July 4.

“It wasn’t extremely popular at that point, but it’s been growing rapidly,” she said.

To read the entire story, see the Aug. 10 edition of The Central Virginian.