One sign it’s time for fall in Dade City — painted hay bales have returned.
The Dade City Center for the Arts announced the kickoff of its fourth annual Dade City Hale Bale Painting Project, which features six painted hay bales displayed at various parks and locations throughout the city until Nov. 12.
This is the fourth consecutive year that painted hay bales have been on display and the third year the center was able to provide sponsorships for them.
Sponsors include Florida Cracker Lunch on Limoges, Badcock Home Furniture, Dade City, Karatinos Law, PLLC, RX Care Pharmacy, and Lynch, Cotton & Associates.
Joey Wubbena, of Sumner Knoll Farms, donated the bales.
Local artists demonstrate their creativity through their designs on the bales. Most have a fall theme, but Kevin Taggerty’s bale maintained his American flag theme from previous years.
Lucy Avila, vice president of the Dade City Center for the Arts, said she and the center are glad this has become a staple in Dade City, as residents and visitors alike enjoy seeing the new designs each year.
Fourth Annual Dade City Hale Bale Painting Project
Details: Six painted hay bales are on display at varying parks and locations throughout the city and will be available for viewing through Nov. 12.
Patty Reese, Delanie Reese, Alissa Ross and Cassidy Welch — Agnes Lamb Park, 14200 Ninth St.
Ryah Taggerty — Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Ave.
Kevin Taggerty — Hardy Trail at Church Avenue, in front of 37800 Church Ave.
Diego Grant — Naomi Jones Park, 38122 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Joey Wubbena — Price Park, 37415 Magnolia Ave.
Zoe Roland – Watson Park, next to the Community Garden, at North Avenue and Main Street, in Dade City
Info: Visit DadeCityArts.com.
Published October 18, 2023