PHOTO GALLERY: Tinsmithing, folk songs at 34th Annual Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 17, 2011 | 8:53 p.m. CDT
Columbia resident Phyllis Shipman stiches together old jeans to be woven into a wagon wheel during 34th annual Heritage Festival on Saturday. The piece eventually turns into a rug.

COLUMBIA — The 34th Annual Heritage Festival kicked off on Saturday and featured lessons on tinsmithing, stitching and the art of making kettle corn.

The festival is scheduled to continue through Sunday, weather permitting.

Eight-year-old Braeden Anderson poses for a portrait after getting his face painted during Heritage Festival on Saturday at Nifong Park. Anderson came to the festival with his father, Brian Anderson, his sister Avary Anderson and their friends.
Mike Franke stirs the kettle corn during Heritage Festival on Saturday at Nifong Park. Franke has been selling corn at the festival since 1996.
Mike Franke serves sample kettle corn to Sally Gann during Heritage Festival on Saturday at Nifong Park.
Judy Bowen sings "Leaning On Everlasting Arms during Heritage Festival" on Saturday at Nifong Park. Bowen, of Rogersville, sings folk music.
Jeff Goris from Treaty Creek Crafts punches tin to make a candle holder during Heritage Festival on Saturday at Nifong Park. Goris of Licking was introduced to tinsmithing in 1981.

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