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"Just Red" book signing with Alyssa Hughes

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
McDowell Arts Council Association

Local author and illustrator Alyssa Hughes will read her children’s book “Just Red” aloud in the gallery. It's a fun book that teaches kids (and adults) about different chicken breeds, while sharing the important lesson that you can be happy just being you, "a message that is so important for young kids, and it certainly helps that we have so many young chicken lovers listening and reading," said Hughes. The recommended audience for this book is families with children ages 5 to 8 years old.

Hughes and her family own and operate Barefoot Baby Clothing, based at 44 Depot St. in Marion. They produce quality clothing for babies, toddlers and youth using Hughes’ original illustrations. They use sublimation to add her artwork to soft T-shirts and bodysuits, hats and books. Her signed books will be available at the book reading Saturday or through her website

MACA will be providing coloring pages and lemonade from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to accompany the book reading.

More information can be found at or by calling 828-652-8610.