GLENBURN – In and around Bangor you might come across some colorfullly painted rocks.The idea is simple, but it’s making a big impact on those who get involved.
“There’s not enough happy in the world, and this definitely brings a lot of happy,” said Kim Dunton, Co-Creator of “Bangor ROCKS!”
It’s a simple idea, painting rocks and then hiding them around town.
“It’s really all over everywhere, we just brought it to Bangor,” Dunton said.
On Facebook you’ll find a group called “Bangor ROCKS!”. It started a few weeks ago and already has over 450 members.
“You don’t have to go anywhere, you don’t have to work hard at it. Anyone’s rock is an awesome rock, it doesn’t matter how it’s painted,” said Dunton.
Some rocks have inspirational phrases. Others are inspired by local celebrities
“I love the Duck of Justice,” Dunton said, while looking at a rock with the duck painted on it.
Kim Dunton, her family and friends paint rocks to brighten the lives of others. But it’s had an incredible impact on them, too.
Dunton’s daughter McKenzi suffers from mental illness, and Dunton was constantly searching for ways to make her feel better.
“Her whole heart is about giving to people and sharing with others and making people happy and that makes her happy,” Dunton said. “So when we started this rock thing, she was just glowing”
So they kept painting, hoping to brighten someone’s day who may need it most.
“I want people to stay and I want to make people happy. I don’t want people to be sad or down or depressed or anxious or any of that. I just try to make them happy,” said Pierson Schools, who paints rocks for the group.
A simple act of kindness, making a mark on everyone involved.
“It’s shown us our McKenzi again,” said Dunton.