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Group in Summers County reminds people to vote with messages on rocks

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HINTON, W. Va. (WVVA) - The group, Summers County Huddle, a non-profit and non-partisan group, hid painted rocks with the message "Go Vote" all around Hinton.

With the general election approaching the group wanted to find a creative way to remind citizens to vote.

"We want to encourage people to get out and vote," Shalom Tazewell, member of Summers County Huddle, said. "Remind them how important it is, but we wanted to do it in a fun way."

But the rocks serve as more than a reminder. It's also a contest, to find as many rocks as possible. If you find a rock, take a picture of it, and post it to the Summers County Huddle Facebook page. The person who has posted the most photos by Nov. 1st will win $100.

"We've done painted rocks before, usually with kindness messages on them," Tazewell said. "So we decided that this might be one way to get the message out in a more entertaining fashion about the importance of voting."

The organization said it hopes a lot of people participate in the contest, but what's most important is that they participate on Nov. 3rd.

"Voting is serious. People need to be informed voters, they need to look at the issues, they need to look at the candidates and where they stand on those issue," Tazewell said. "They also need to realize that voting is fun. It's a chance to exercise our right and responsibility as citizens."

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