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Brodhead resident AJ Hawkinson is hoping to brighten local spirits with rocks like these, painted with charming colors and positive messages, throughout Brodhead.

By Robin Marsden, Correspondent –

With Easter just around the corner, you may start seeing pops of color throughout our town, hiding in a bush, in clump of grass, or up a tree.

Do not be misled into thinking these are Easter eggs. Upon a closer look, they might just be the inspiration you need that day in the form of a painted rock and not an Easter egg. The rocks are the work of Amber Hawkinson’s initiative, “Brodhead Rocks” an effort spawned by an idea she had to celebrate her birthday.

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