Shanna Northup

Shanna devotes countless hours volunteering for #masoncityrocks Facebook page.  When asked what motivated her to start volunteering, Shanna replied she was looking for good old-fashioned fun!  Shanna began volunteering this summer.

Shanna and her kids started painting rocks to hide around town in hopes of initiating a movement to spread happiness.  She encourages those who find the rocks to keep them or hide for others to find.  Shanna incorporated a way to get families out and active in our parks.  Finding/hiding painted rocks is fun for people of all ages!  What a welcoming way to introduce people to our community.  Citizens are learning about parks right here in Mason City.  Even some businesses have joined in on the fun!

While vacationing down South, Shanna learned of this in another community. She brought this fantastic idea back to our community by counting on family and friends to help her develop the website, as well as participate in painting and finding rocks.  Never did she imagine how much it would take off and become such a success in our community!

Members of this Facebook page have encouraged others by shear participation and bringing extra bags to pick up trash while out rock hunting. Thereby, preserving the beauty of our local community and teaching our youth to care about the environment.

Shanna enjoys seeing families out in local parks searching for and hiding rocks.  Her Facebook page has grown to include near 3,000 members!  Shanna is a mother of four young, beautiful children. She lives in Mason City and is a huge “Walking Dead” fan!  Shanna works for Cerro Gordo County Public Health.  We are thankful for Shanna’s volunteer efforts in Mason City and her impact on our community.  Thank you, Shanna!

Shanna is a volunteer with #masoncityrocks Facebook page.  Shanna and her kids started painting rocks to hide around town in hopes of initiating a movement to spread happiness.  This is also a great way for families to stay active while having fun!