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‘Midvale City Rocks’ project adds small tokens of beauty to urban landscape

Oct 02, 2019 03:54PM ● By Sarah Morton Taggart

Around 40 Midvale residents painted inspirational messages and images on small rocks during the recent Harvest Days Festival. (Photo courtesy Laura Magness)

By Sarah Morton Taggart | [email protected]

Kindness has come to Midvale in a new form: rocks. 

“The premise is simple: paint rocks and leave them for people to find in hopes that it will brighten their day,” said Laura Magness. She started the “Midvale City Rocks” project during the recent Harvest Days Festival. 

Amanda Muñiz and her kids recently found some of the special rocks. “I thought they brightened up the school grounds and reminded me of childhood innocence and play,” said Muñiz in response to a Facebook post. “It made my kids really happy to find them also.”

Anyone who finds or paints a rock is encouraged to share a photo on social media with the hashtag #MidvaleCityRocks or join the Midvale City Rocks Facebook group.