Fun Rocks McDuffie to host supervised kids rock hunt
By Caitlin Boland

Rocks such as the ones shown above will be hidden at Sweetwater Park for children to find on Nov. 4.
Fun Rocks McDuffie will host a rock hunt for children at Sweetwater Ballpark on Nov. 4.
The hunt, which will run from 3 – 6 p.m., will offer rocks for all age groups, and children don’t have to be members of the group to participate.
“All children are welcome,” said Fun Rocks McDuffie administrator Barbara Reid. “We want to have a lot of kid involvement, and we want every child to find at least one rock.”
The hunt will be supervised by volunteers and will offer separate hunts for children ages 2 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 and older. Each child, after checking in with their parents near the Sweetwater gymnasium, will be given a pail to collect rocks. T-shirts will also be for sale for members of Fun Rocks McDuffie. While searching for rocks in the field behind the gymnasium, each age group will also have a prize rock hidden among the others in the field.
“If the child finds the prize rock, he or she will receive a prize,” Reid said. “We are thinking right now that the prize will be a pail with blank rocks, some paints and paint brushes – sort of like a painting kit.”
After the hunt, Reid said the children and their parents must check-in in order to get a count of the rocks found so the volunteers know what is left over in the field.
The upcoming kids’ rock hunt came about because after school began, the children weren’t able to be as involved in hunting for rocks.
Reid said the group, which is also administrated by Matthew Reid, Will Dorn-Reid, Heidelinde Sanders and Simone McGahee, was losing members because their children couldn’t get out and hunt for rocks because of the time the majority of the rocks were being hidden.
Members of the Fun Rocks McDuffie group are also painting rocks every day for the kids’ rock hunt as well as helping with collecting supplies for the hunt.
Barbara Reid said children and parents who are wanting to participate in the hunt need to be sure to wear durable shoes, bring drinks to stay hydrated, clean behind themselves while hunting and be sure to check-in at the Sweetwater gym prior to beginning their hunt.
People who are interested in volunteering, painting rocks for the event or more information on the group can contact Barbara Reid at 706-466-4449. They can also contact any administrator of the Fun Rocks McDuffie group on Facebook.
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