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Run for the hills, Hillbilly Day is coming to Moselle

Penelope O'Neill with several of her rescue horses Penelope O'Neill with several of her rescue horses
MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) -

Hillbilly Day is coming to Moselle at the end of the month. The two day event is a fund raiser for the 2-Ton Ranch on Ben Thompson Road.

The ranch is a farm animal rescue organization run by sisters Rene Casco and Penelope O'Neill. The two help law enforcement by assisting in rescues and taking in abused and unwanted  farm animals, mostly horses. All of the money to care for the animals comes out of the sisters own pockets.

The sisters hope to make Hillbilly Day an annual event to bring fun for hillbillies and wanna-be hillbillies through-out the Pine Belt and beyond and also raise money for their rescue operation.

The two days of Hillbilly Day will feature live entertainment, dancing, singing, and best horse show contests, games and food, a silent and live auction, and even mud wrestling.

The dates for Hillbilly Day are June, 30 and July, 1 starting at 8 a.m. each day. Cost for admission at the door is $5.

Anyone who would like to volunteer either in the setup prior to the event or on the weekend of the event can contact Renee at 601-329-8489 or Penelope at 601-614-3769.

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