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Rock of Gold making the rounds

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Drivers passing through downtown recently may have noticed an odd landmark in front of King’s Jewelry.
The giant gold-colored rock, dubbed “The Rock of Gold” is a tradition from years past recently reinstated.
“It was very popular back in the 60s and 70s,” said Becky Glaub-Gibbs, of the Chamber of Commerce.
The rock spends two weeks at a Chamber business at a time, marking the spot for visitors to enter a drawing to win $200 in Chamber Bucks. The rock will remain at King’s Jewelry for the week before moving to its next destination, A.S.K. For Flowers, where it will remain for two weeks.
“The drawing is always at the end of the month, and we have one winner each month,” said Becky Glaub-Gibbs, of the Chamber of Commerce.
May’s winner was Dorothy Poloncak of Culver, who registered when the rock was at Treat’s Squire Shop.
Chamber Bucks can be spent in area Chamber of Commerce businesses, and the prize comes with a list of what businesses are participating. Glaub-Gibbs noted that there were about 50-60 businesses on the list, including popular Plymouth restaurants such as Beef O’ Bradys, the Brass Rail, and Opie’s Deli.
“It’s a very large list,” said Glaub-Gibbs.

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