Over the weekend, Verona Park and F.N. Brown elementary school each got an inspirational addition to their landscape: a Kindness Rocks garden.
The Kindness Rocks Project is a national movement that started on Cape Cod. Its goal is to spread kindness and inspiration by leaving rocks with kind messages for people to find and to get people to add rocks with their own thoughts of compassion.
The Kindness Rocks garden in Verona Park, which is located near the boathouse, is the work of Verona High School sophomore Chloe Mathewson. The garden at F.N. Brown was created by Verona Kids Rock along the bushes at the front of the building.
Mathewson is looking for people to help her maintain the Park garden, and you can reach her via the VeronaKindness Rocks group on Facebook.
Verona Kids Rock, which was created to help elementary school children to do community service, collected message rocks from more than 100 students in town. Anyone who wishes to add a rock to that garden should reach out to Dina Lilley, an F.N. Brown parent who leads Verona Kids Rock.