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Memorial rock garden honors lost loved ones at Albany hospice house

Phoebe has a painted rock initiative at its Willson Hospice House in Albany. (Source: WALB) Phoebe has a painted rock initiative at its Willson Hospice House in Albany. (Source: WALB)
Those who have family members pass away at the location are invited to paint a rock in memory of their loved ones. (Source: WALB) Those who have family members pass away at the location are invited to paint a rock in memory of their loved ones. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With the growing painted rock craze in Southwest Georgia, Phoebe leaders want people to know that it has a similar initiative at its Willson Hospice House in Albany.

Those who have family members pass away at the location are invited to paint a rock in memory of their loved ones.

The Willson Hospice House has an outdoor rock garden with those rocks.

Though Phoebe officials don't know if any have gone missing, they want to remind people those aren't for taking and re-hiding, but to stay in the garden.

"The trails out here are public trails, so people come and walk on the trails out here near Hospice House," said Phoebe spokesperson Ben Roberts. "They're certainly welcome to come sit on the bench and look at these rocks, and think about what those rocks mean to those families."

The hospice house will host a camp for young people going through grief this fall called "Camp Good Grief," and those attending will also paint rocks to go in the garden.

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