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Helena kids paint and drop off rocks at houses to spread good cheer

Posted at 1:19 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:30:09-04

HELENA — A group of kids in Helena are on a mission to spread some good cheer - one rock at a time.

“We have been doing a lot of schoolwork and then once we get our schoolwork done, about noon, we all come over to my house and we start working on rocks and we paint,” said June Forsyth, who is a sixth-grader at C.R Anderson Middle School in Helena.

At first, they were taking rocks out of the their neighbors' yard, but then Helena Sand & Gravel donated hundreds of rocks to the kids, and even Home Depot pitched in with some spray paint.

Once the rocks are completed, they have a special way they deliver the rocks - they ring the doorbell and then run away.

With modern technology, the kids were quickly caught with surveillance cameras on doors.

Mike Gurnett was one of the neighbors who received a rock on his doorstep, “The doorbell rang. I came out and looked around and there was no UPS or Fedex package and nobody was in the yard, and I looked down and I saw the rock on our step,” he said.

There are no hard feelings from this neighbor - he was happy to receive a rock.

“It’s just kind of inspiring, I guess, with all the distancing and the tension, the innocence of these kids. They are just going around the neighborhood, just kind of a happy thought,” Gurnett said.

So if you hear a ring at the door, and hear a kid cry out, "Run!" - it might just be some innocent fun and some kids ready to put a smile on your face.