Hills & Dales to hold children’s storytime

Published 8:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring has sprung, and to interest the next generation of gardeners, Hills & Dales Estate will hold Children’s Storytime in the Garden Saturday morning. Author Linda Copeland will read “Bitsy’s Happy Bouquet” and children will plant marigolds to take home at the estate’s pool terrace at 10 a.m.

Lauren Clark, director of marketing and communications, said this is the first time they have done the event.

“Ms. Copeland agreed to do a workshop this year, and we thought if the weather was nice it would be fun to do outside,” Clark said. “It’s gardening focused, so it fits in with what we do here.”

Clark said it is the perfect time of the year to see the garden at the estate on a Saturday morning.

“We are talking to and inviting the next generation of preservationists to the estate to try to somewhat plant the seed for a love of gardening with these kids,” Clark said.

Attendance is $5 per child and registration is encouraged. To register, call (706) 882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org.

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The Hogansville Police Department will hold its egg hunt at Hogansville Elementary School at 9 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures.

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