Hillbilly Farms helps grow kids’ art, expression skills
DADE CITY - Hillbilly Farms did its part to support the arts last weekend by holding a Children’s Self-Expression Day on the back wall of their store. The goal was to promote children’s self-expression through art. Children ages 2 to 13 helped paint a mural on the back of the building in the garden seating area, called the “Garden of Eaten.” The theme was “Mother Nature,” in celebration of Mother’s Day. “In years past, I owned a day care center and I’d like to integrate things that we did at the day care center with things we can do here,” said Rhoda Mazerolle, co-owner of Hillbilly Farms with her husband, Ken.Mazerolle was happy with Saturday’s turnout. “I felt that it was positive thing to do to get younger families out,” she said. Mazerolle also is developing a plan to host birthday parties in the back garden area. She wants to make the mural event an annual one. Hillbilly Farms sells fruits, vegetables, jams and jellies at the store, 10325 U.S. 98 in Dade City. Mazerolle can be reached at (352) 567-7475.