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Police to hide rocks

Iola program offers prizes for kids

Iola Police Officer Avigail Matahas hidden rocks within the village for kids to find and earn prizes. Submitted Photo

By Holly Neumann

The village of Iola has started its Iola Cops Rock program.

Each week, an Iola police officer will hide three rocks around the village in public spaces, not on private property. The hope is to get families out and about in the village this summer.

Families are encouraged to help their kids look around town and find these rocks. When one is found, it can be brought to the village office and the child can pick out some prizes.

“We have a whole bucket of goodies to choose from,” said Missy Fenn, a trustee on the Iola Village Board. “We will give them a bag and they pick out a few things.”

Prizes will vary each week from pens, fidget toys, stickers and more.

The program will run in August and September.  

If rocks are not located, clues will be posted on the village website, www.villageofiola.com.

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