For many years, Clarence and Bonnie Pittz have been painting a hay bale at their farm. It’s a friendly pumpkin on the highway as you head toward Platteville. This year, they added a sign “HAYLLO.”
Clarence and Bonnie have some company this year. So far there are a dozen decorated bales around town, and there are more on the way! We’ll keep you posted.
The owners of the Walker House, Dan and Kathy Vaillancourt, are offering a pasty dinner to the first person to correctly guess what theirs will be. So far, thirty-seven people have weighed in via Facebook (click here to like us on Facebook) with most suggesting it be a ghost, but that’s the one thing the Vaillancourt are not going to do. They are adamant that the ghost has left the building.
So far, here is a lineup of the town’s decorated bales, with the most recent ones first:
Dodge Point Country Club –
Karen and Kevin Jorgenson –
Dean Clinic –
The Dahl Family –
The Hodan Center –
LorVic Lawn Care –
St. Mary’s-St. Paul’s –
Shake Rag Alley –
Mound City Bank –
Point Foods –
Farmer’s Savings Bank
View Point Meat and Cheese
Book bales at the Library
and the one that started the hay bales rolling in town – the Pig at TonHAY’s Tap –
We noticed that Clarence and Bonnie Pittz are the only ones to the mount their bale on a flatbed with wheels. Maybe they know something we don’t about the removal process.
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– Contributed by the Hays
Thanks for all the pictures! I’ve loved seeing them around town but realize I’ve missed a couple. Very clever & unique!
I love that there is always something happening in our little town!!
Loved seeing them…..Thanks, Hays!!!