InTheNews: 901 Rocks! – Memphis magazine
What started as an idea for a Midtown neighborhood through a pitch on the Nextdoor app has blossomed into a full-fledged community-wide activity.
In July, Lisa Dawson posted about the possibility of starting a group called Midtown Rocks as an activity for her children, after hearing about a friend participating in a similar activity in Washington. The idea is simple enough: paint rocks (with positive messages, colorful characters, or anything you’d like, and tag them with #901Rocks) and “plant” them throughout the community, like a city-wide Easter egg hunt.
Amy McSpadden saw the post and found it to be a great idea. “Lisa and I were complete strangers on July 15th when she posted about [Midtown Rocks],” McSpadden says. “I was working at Golf and Games in their Summer Camp division and felt this would be a perfect activity for our campers. As an artist and art teacher at Bruce Elementary, I jumped in feet first.”
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