1. A portion of Bay St will be closed Saturday, December 3 from 1:30pm to 7:30pm for the Festival of Chimes and Lights event. Click here for information.
  2. Click here for information on the Housing Action Plan and to take the survey.

Holiday Sand Dollars & Rocks of Cheer

Princess and Penquin

The Princess and the Penquin

Details

COVID 2021 has presented some challenges when it comes to city events, mainly because, in general, large gatherings without proof of vaccination, are currently not allowed. That said, we have decided to show you and our neighbors a little kindness in the midst of this time and encourage you to pass it on! Let's see how far we can go!

sand dollars
Holiday Sand Dollars

The Fathoms O' Fun Court have painted and numbered 75 sand dollars and will hide them on Sunday, December 5, 2021, along the waterfront and downtown right-of-ways.

Anyone finding a decorated sand dollar may bring it to the Port Orchard Library to choose a small trinket prize.

The idea is to paint rocks with holiday pictures or words that would encourage someone who might happen upon it hidden away in designated places in Port Orchard. A group took up this task a while ago in our town and it was a huge success!  Special thanks to all who took place in that effort.  Now, as we scramble to try to find ways to bring joy during our limited event, this idea has popped up again.  We’ve approached service organizations, churches, businesses and the like to try to get as many people involved as possible and hiding them in the designated places along the downtown waterfront and right-of-ways.

rocks of cheer
Rocks of Cheer

It’s simple and inexpensive but it brings a cheerful message to anyone who happens on one of these painted messengers.  Please see the guidelines below, as well as the “how-to” video generously created for us by the Fathoms O’ Fun Royalty Court.

The idea is to paint rocks with holiday pictures or words that would encourage someone who might happen upon it hidden away in plain sight in designated places in Port Orchard. A group took up this task a while ago in our town and it was a huge success!  Special thanks to all who took place in that effort.  Now, as we scramble to try to find ways to bring joy during our limited event, this idea has popped up again. We’ve approached service organizations, churches, businesses and the like to try to get as many people involved as possible and hiding them in the designated places along the downtown waterfront and right-of-ways.

Thank you for helping to  make our city delightful!

Look at the possibilities below!

Guidelines

  • Paint your rocks anytime.
  • No vulgar, offensive or inappropriate painting allowed.
  • Paint a holiday theme or simply paint a heart-warming message
  • Rocks may be hidden in the following city of Port Orchard locations: Etta Turner Park, Rockwell Park at 1011 Bay Street, and along the waterfront and Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway.
  • Rocks maybe hidden from December 5 through December 31.
  • Have fun and be safe! The rocks may not be hidden on roads, roundabouts, private parking lots or businesses, or outside of City limits.

Send us your photos!

  • You may take a picture of your rock, or you and your family and/or friends with the rock, and send to cityhall@portorchardwa.gov. The City will then post the picture to our website and social media. A Photo Release Form will need to be submitted with the photo if there are any people in the photo before we may post it to the website. (We will not post it without the form).

Rock Painting with the Fathoms O' Fun Royalty Court

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