PHOTO GALLERY: Fun in the Labor Day sun

Monday, September 7, 2009 | 8:02 p.m. CDT; updated 8:13 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 7, 2009
Sam Welshons, 7, inspects the worms she collected for fishing at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Sam hooked the worm on her fishing pole by herself but did not catch a fish.

Families around Columbia took advantage of the sunny weather by visiting local parks. Children used their day off school to fish, play with water and enjoy nature.

Oliver Koenig, 4, sees his bobber bounce in the water as fish nibble the bait on his fishing line at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Oliver joined friends and family to fish and play outdoors.
Oliver Koenig, 4, perches on a log next to Hinkson Creek at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Oliver stayed out of the water to keep his socks and tennis shoes dry.
Seven-year-old Jack Welshons, left, and Henry Koenig, 8, hang out while waiting for fish at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day.
Jack Welshons, 7, waits as his mother, Susan Nagle, hooks a worm on his fishing pole at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day. Jack, his twin sister Sam and their mother spent the afternoon fishing and catching crayfish with family friends.
Steve Goyette, left, and his son Dominik, 6, try to stay dry as Cherry, a goldendoodle puppy, jumps up to say hello at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Labor Day.
Silas Kluever, 7, spent his Labor Day off from school fishing at Stephens Lake Park. Silas, his father and two friends came to the park to try their luck.
Labor Day doesn't have much meaning for 2-year-old Max Morrow. It's just another reason to get out to Stephens Lake Park to enjoy some fun in the sun. "It was Max's request", said his mother, Karyn Morrow, a stay-at-home mom. "We hit the park a lot."
Seven-year-old Silas Kluever, right, waits for fish to bite while his friend Hunter Rottinghaus, 7, tries his luck with the a net at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day. The boys had no luck fishing, but that didn't stop them from enjoying their day off from school.
Six-year-old David Hernandez right, holds a fountain spout with his foot while Davantee White, 8, looks on at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day.
Drew Pridemore, left, runs through the fountain at Stephens Lake Park with his older brother Josh on Labor Day. The boys, who are from Ashland, came out with their aunt to enjoy some nice summer weather.
Twenty-month-old Eva Butt romps through the fountains at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day. Stephens Lake Park hosted a crowd of people who took advantage of the nice weather by fishing, swimming and enjoying the sun.

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