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The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) at Garrett County Community Action is launching a challenge, "Families Rock," to the families of Garrett County. In effort to promote spending creative time with family and friends as well as a little time exploring Garrett County, CFD at Community Action is launching a hunt for specially decorated rocks.
 
Over the past several weeks staff members of CFD have been painting and hiding special rocks throughout the County. Over 100 rocks have been placed and clues, hints, and updates about where rocks are hidden can be found below
 
Every child under the age of 12 who finds a rock can redeem it at the office of Garrett County Community Action at 104 East Center St. in Oakland, MD for a free book.
 
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Four specially painted rocks with the Community Action logo or the Head Start logo are eligible to receive special prizes such as movie tickets, a gift card to Funland, a Walmart Gift Card and a summer fun basket.
 
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Garrett County Community Action Logo                 Head Start Logo (3 of these)
 
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   Movie Tickets                       Funland Gift Certificate        WalMart Gift Card                             Summer Fun basket 
 
Another Prize (a gift card to the fruit market) will be given to the first rock turned in
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"We are so excited to launch this fun activity for families," said Amy Jones, Site Manager for Child and Family Development at Community Action. "This is a modern day ‘treasure hunt’ that will get children and families out and about searching playgrounds, walking trails, and scouring local parks," she continued.
 
The "Families Rock" challenge will run from Thursday August 10th until Monday October 16th, 2017.
 
Prizes:  
  • 1st prize - a gift card to Funland
  • 2nd prize - a Walmart gift card
  • 3rd prize -  a summer fun basket
  • 4th prize -  movie tickets

(Prizes will be given out in the order they are claimed for the 4 special rocks)

5th prize -  a gift card to the fruit market (for the first rock returned)

Location hints:
 
The following  locations will have rocks....
The Glades Walking trail
The walking trail behind the ball field in Loch Lynn
Grantsville Park and town
Swanton Community Center
Accident Park and town
Oakland Library and Community Action playground
Oakland downtown area
Friendsville Park and town
Kitzmiller Head Start playground / Kitzmiller School Park (Botanical Garden)
 
Winners:
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Special Rock Winner - Funland Gift Card:
Funland Winner
 
...call (301) 334-9431 for more information
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