Immediate Release: Tourism Bureau
What started in Cape Cod has spread world wide and has now set some roots in Wayne County, Indiana! The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau is happy to announce that a community rock garden has blossomed at the Old National Road Welcome Center. The idea is simple: paint inspirational messages on rocks and leave them for others to find.
The rocks will be placed in front of the Welcome Center and available for both locals and tourists. The rocks at the Welcome Center vary from inspirational messages to travel related images and uplifting graphics.
Those who take a Kindness Rock have three options: keep it if you think it’s meant for you, give it to a friend or re-hide it somewhere new. The Tourism Bureau only asks that you take a photo and share it online with hashtag #VisitRichmondIN.
The community is invited to paint and hide their very own kindness rocks as part of the annual National Tourism Week Kick Off Celebration on May 4th from 11am – 3pm at the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond.
To continue the celebration throughout National Tourism Week (May 5-11), the Tourism Bureau will be hiding special rocks throughout the community with clues posted on social media. Find one of the special rocks and turn it in for a Tourism Week Gift Bag! Special Passports will also be available at the Welcome Center as part of Visit Indiana Week which coincides with National Tourism Week. These passports will provide free admission, coupons, and discounts to a variety of attractions and businesses on designated days!
Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.
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