Carlisle Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, HIPPY met March 17 at the Old Elementary Band room for the March group meeting.

Owner of local art studio Harper’s Bizarre, Jane Ann Harper was special guest during the meeting. Harper read Paint Mouse to the children and did several finger plays with them. After story time she did a color mixing activity with paint. They children also enjoyed finger painting.

For other activities, the children did a color sorting activity by matching pom poms with the correct tube and played twister. HIPPY homebased educator Dorothy Woodall also had a table of free books for the children to take home.

Students attending were Summer Parks, Jessa Arkless, Fisher Thaxton, Gracie Campbell, Lillly Bennett, Luke Caviness, Gracen Ingle, Tessa Sanders and Baylor Hauk.

Brooke Hauk won the appreciation gift. The children received crayons, water paints and a snack as a party favor.