PHOTO GALLERY: Snapshots from Columbia's Earth Day festival

Sunday, April 17, 2011 | 9:03 p.m. CDT; updated 9:36 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 17, 2011
Brian Matney catches his daughter, Maddy, who is almost 2, in Peace Park during the Earth Day Festival Sunday. Peace Park was filled with booths and activities geared toward children.

COLUMBIA — Hundreds of festivalgoers lined the streets around Peace Park visiting booths and participating in activities during the annual Earth Day festival.

Payton Naumann, 2, right, smiles after petting Courtney Harral's dog, Aysa, during the Earth Day festival on Sunday.
Catherine Stevens, 3, hops during her performance called "Zippity Doo Dah Dance" on stage at Peace Park during the Earth Day Festival.
Grace Easley, a traveling musician, plays the violin outside Lee Hills Hall on Elm Street during the Earth Day Festival Sunday.
Young chickens eat feed in a crate behind the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture tent at the Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 17, 2011. The white chickens will serve as meat birds, while the brown chicks will produce eggs. The agriculture group encouraged the public to support farmers when buying goods.
Clementine Penrose, 4, has a dragon painted on her cheek by artist Rena Ruth during the Earth Day Festival in downtown Columbia.
Will Cunningham helps his daughter, Madison, 8, slackline in Peace Park during the Earth Day Festival. This was Madison's first time slacklining, a balancing sport similar to walking a tightrope.
Barbara Raines laughs during the Earth Day festival. Raines helped promote the Central Missouri Renaissance and Pirate Fest in Kingdom City at the annual Columbia event.
Children gather and play with a puppy on Elm Street in downtown Columbia during the Earth Day festival on Sunday.
Anlon O'Brien, left, and Peggy Gray pet Tommy, a rescue cat available for adoption, at the Spay, Neuter and Protect booth at the Earth Day festival Sunday.

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Kelsey Carroll April 17, 2011 | 10:17 p.m.

Rachel Coward is the most fabulous photographer on staff.

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