Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:36

On the Hunt for Rainbows

Rainbows starting in Scotia can now be seen in communities across New York.  Challenge your family and friends to find them. Rainbows starting in Scotia can now be seen in communities across New York. Challenge your family and friends to find them.

SCOTIA — Searching for good news amid the current state of the world is a welcome distraction that 55,000 other individuals agree with as of Wednesday this week. 

The distraction, called 518 Rainbow Hunt, started on March 18 by a mom sent home due to COVID-19. According to the 518 Rainbow Hunt group, Kristyn Dayter created the idea to bring some positive vibes and sunshine to families in the area after seeing similar ideas online. In a single day, the group welcomed over 1,000 members and has been growing since.

“Rainbows, unicorns, and glitter have always been my thing. They're a perfect expression of my personality…” Dayter said on the facebook group. “I'm so overly happy that this little project has touched so many families and has been a good distraction for everyone in this uncertain time.”

The hunt challenges families design a rainbow and display in a window, driveway or any other creative way they can come up with. The idea is to get families outdoors and practice social distancing. 

“I can't wait to see how far we can reach! The 518 sure can come together…” Dayton posted. “Good vibes only, keep rainbow hunting, we'll all get through
this together.”

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