The Port Orchard Bay Street Association is sponsoring #PORock Selfie, a scavenger hunt of sorts for painted rocks in the downtown area Saturday and Sunday. (File illustration)

The Port Orchard Bay Street Association is sponsoring #PORock Selfie, a scavenger hunt of sorts for painted rocks in the downtown area Saturday and Sunday. (File illustration)

Search downtown this weekend — for painted rocks

POBSA merchants will hold drawing for those who post selfies with their rock

PORT ORCHARD — Excuse the organizers at the Port Orchard Bay Street Association (POBSA) for having rocks on the brain these days, but at least for this weekend, it’s appropriate.

The promotion is admittedly a little off the boards, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, the CRUZ Car Show and the annual Festival by the Bay, sponsored by Fathoms O’ Fun Festivals won’t be staged this year. And that’s where the painted rocks come to play.

The downtown small-business association has scheduled something called #PORock Selfie, which is shorthand for a painted rock scavenger hunt that will feature hidden rocks all over downtown.

Shoppers are encouraged to come downtown Saturday and Sunday, visit shops and the Port Orchard Farmers Market — and search for painted rocks. When found, explorers are asked to take a selfie with the painted rock and to post the image on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #PORockSelfie. The scavenger hunt is similar to one held in July: #SailboatSelfie.

Coreen Haydock of POBSA said those who post a selfie — or more than one of them — with a hashtag will be entered into a random drawing for prizes given by downtown merchants.

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