Not just pretty painted rocks

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

There is a craze in the town of Mexia with painted rocks appearing in some of the most strangest places, but it is not by accident nor a coincidence and it has taken off like boulders.
Debbie Nelson and her husband moved to Mexia five years ago from Mansfield. She is the secretary to assistant superintendent for the Mexia Independent School District.
During the Mexia Artsfest in April, children were painting rocks and Nelson had an idea. She said, “What I am doing is actually a game. It is kind of like Pokemon accept with people and rocks. You paint a rock and on the the back you write ‘keep or hide you decide.’ It is a hide and seek. When you get ready to hide your rock you take a picture and give a hint on Facebook where it is.”
The craze was a little confusing at first. Lisa Flatt inquired that she found a painted rock and wanted to know what it was all about.

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