Sens admirers go stone crazy

ROB BRODIE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:35 AM ET

Glengarry County thinks the Senators rock.

That's the message a group of friends wanted to send out when they decorated a familiar local landmark in the team's colours.

The Rock, as it's known to area residents, now has phrases like "Go Sens Go," "Sens Nation" and "Hockey Night in Glengarry" painted on it, along with a team crest.

It's become quite the conversation piece in Williamstown, a village of about 400 residents near Cornwall.

"We had a baseball tournament in town on Saturday to get funds for the park, and everyone was wondering who had done it," said Megan Reasbeck, 22, "a big Sens fan" who came up with the idea.

"Everyone loved it. We're so happy."

Painting The Rock, located on a farm just outside Williamstown, has become a bit of a tradition.

PAINTED LIKE PUMPKIN

"We painted the rock for my brother's hockey team (Char-Lan Jr. B Rebels) a few years ago," said Reasbeck. "It's been painted like a pumpkin for Halloween."

Reasbeck gathered three of her friends -- fellow Queen's University students Marion McDonell (the daughter of Williamstown mayor Jim McDonell), Claire Bunnik and Samantha Oxley, who attends St. Lawrence College -- for the latest paint job.

"We did it at 2:30 in the afternoon and everyone was honking their horns and saying 'Go Sens,' " said Reasbeck. "The cops were driving by and waving to us."

Reasbeck, who moved to Ottawa earlier this week, watched Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on the Sens Mile. She's sure lots of folks back in Williamstown were cheering right along with her.

"People back home have Sens things on the bumpers and there's lots of car flags," she said. "It's kind of nice."


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