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Albany Rocks group looks to spread positivity

The Facebook group has 2,500 members (Source: WALB) The Facebook group has 2,500 members (Source: WALB)
The rocks are hidden around town for others to find (Source: WALB) The rocks are hidden around town for others to find (Source: WALB)
The game can be played by young and old (Source: WALB) The game can be played by young and old (Source: WALB)
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany group is hoping to get people involved in a craze that's rocking the nation by hosting a rock painting party on Monday.

It's a simple game that involves painting rocks and hiding them for others to find.

Stroke by stroke, Joy Eubanks creates her own mini masterpiece. 

"If it can be painted, I'll paint it," said Eubanks.

With a little bit of concentration and a lot of creativity, she turned a rock into art by painting an image of Fred Flinstone's car.

She's one of many taking part of a movement intended to spread positivity.

"When you see all those kids faces smiling look what I found, and now they want to come home and paint and hide them. I think it's wonderful," she said.

The rules of the game are simple. People take a painted rock and hide it somewhere for others to find. They then take a picture and post it to Facebook as a clue and wait for others to find it. 

"It's just a perpetual hide and seek," said Kimberly Burnette.

It's a perpetual hide and seek that's really taking off in Albany.

"It was ten people for the longest time. And then it just picked up. Like crazy," Burnette said.

Kimberly Burnette is the founder of the Albany GA Rocks Facebook page. The page now has more than 2,500 members and that number is quickly growing.

Burnette said the reason for its success is simple.

"It's just adding positive to a world where maybe things just aren't that positive right now. And I think that's why it's spreading," she said.

"Just to see so many people enjoying this. That brings me joy."

Monday's rock painting party is at Elements Coffee Shop on Ledo Road. The event is from 8-10 p.m. It is open to the community.

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