Edmonds Landing’s ‘Rock Our Block’ contest picks a winner

Amanda Noble was selected as the winner of the Edmonds Landing “Rock Our Block” contest.

Edmonds Landing senior living residents used the contest as a way to create a painted rock garden. They invited community members to paint rocks and drop them by the senior living residence with their name, phone and address. The seniors then judged the best rock, with the prize being a $200 gift card to Anthony’s Homeport.

Noble said it took her six hours to paint and seal the rock. She designs and paints rocks for a club she belongs to named Kindness Rocks. “Thank you, Edmonds Landing, for choosing my rock,” she said. “I am honored.”

“The contest is a significant way to engage our seniors within the community,” said Edmonds Landing Executive Director Wendy Martin.

Edmonds Landing offers the SPARK program, which provides strategies for seniors to heighten interaction, optimize cognitive skills and promote a sense of purpose and accomplishment. The “Rock Our Block” contest is part of that effort.

Edmonds Landing invites the community to come and visit the rock garden at its front entrance at 180 2nd Ave. S. Feel free to bring a rock to donate or just to visit and see for yourself.

  1. Congratulations, This is very pretty. When I moved into my home 32 years ago I began working on my property and as we were digging in the soil we found this nice flat rock. It was painted and it was a lady bug. I was told a man here in Edmonds painted these rocks. It is still in good condition and in that garden. I think this Rock Painting event is great. I love the one in the pic here.

  2. That is a great story Deborah. I so appreciate all of the wonderful drop offs and so do the residents here at Edmonds Landing. We had a drop off today and it looked like a piece of art. Thank you to Teresa at My Edmonds News for putting this story up for us. We hope that the community stops by and visits the garden. It is pretty special!

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