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PHOTO GALLERY: Family Fun Fest appeals to children and their parents with dance, music and art activities

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 10:24 p.m. CDT
Logan Burnam, 8, enjoys the ballet performance during the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday night.

COLUMBIA — Face painting, a bounce house and a performance by the Missouri Contemporary Ballet were some of the highlights from the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday night. The free monthly event is held at Flat Branch Park under different themes. This month's theme, "Creative Kids," featured music, art activities and theater and dance performances.

Hailey Morris, 3, and Cabe Senecal, 4, use pigments to paint animal models during the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday. Senecal also painted a dog on his face, "Because I like dogs," he said.
Jason Stotz and other dancers in the Missouri Contemporary Ballet perform during the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday night. This month's festival included participatory art activities and kid-friendly performances of music, theater and dance.
Children play with bubbles during the Family Fun Fest at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday evening.
Ella Dawn Feagans, 2, uses chalk to draw pictures during the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday afternoon. This is the first time that Ella and her mother, Marcie Feagans, and her brother, Zayne Barnes, 9, participated in the festival. There are a lot of fun activities for kids, Marcie said. "We really enjoyed it."

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