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L.R. Hults takes in the scene at Peace Park [Photo]

L.R. Hults takes in the scene at Peace Park during the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival on Sunday. Hults wore a wreath largely made from invasive species. "They had made this wreath that was too big for anybody who was there, but it fit over my hat, so somebody plopped it on my head and said, 'Leave it there.'"

Heather Gillic, Seth Lanning speak with Andrew Bueler [Photo]

Heather Gillic and Seth Lanning speak with Andrew Bueler of EnergyLink during the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival on Sunday at Peace Park and the surrounding streets.

St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright helped off field [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) is helped off the field after getting injured while batting during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday in Milwaukee.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands show up for Columbia Area Earth Day Festival [Gallery]

More than 2,000 people attended the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival on Sunday, according to the Columbia Earth Day Coalition's Facebook page.

Festivalgoers watch Dancearts of Columbia [Photo]

Columbia Area Earth Day Festival attendees watch Dancearts of Columbia perform Sunday at Peace Park. Thousands converged on the park and the surrounding streets for the festival, which had been postponed a week because of stormy weather.

Sutu Forté rocks out during solo [Photo]

Pianist Sutu Forté, with the musical ensemble "It's Our Wild Nature," rocks out during a solo Sunday at the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival at Peace Park.

Charlie Korba chases bubbles [Photo]

Charlie Korba, 6, chases bubbles in Peace Park during the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival on Sunday.

Colvin learns how to power batteries [Photo]

Bryant Colvin, 4, learns about how to power batteries with electrolytes and solar power during the Science Sleuth event Saturday at the MU Agriculture Center.

Levi Scott experiments with circuits [Photo]

Levi Scott, 5, experiments with circuit combinations at the Science Sleuth event Saturday at the MU Agriculture Center.

Kids hold encased insects [Photo]

Quinn Maland, 9, holds encased insects up so his younger brother, Colton Maland, 2, can have a better look during the Science Sleuth event Saturday at the MU Agriculture Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Science Sleuth aims to make learning fun for Columbia kids [Gallery]

“Science Sleuth,” a celebration of science education for Columbia kids, gave kids the opportunities to make their own silly putty, experiment with gravity in a game of Jenga with giant blocks and learn about electricity with noisy, colorful circuits at Saturday MU's Strickland Hall.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freshman helps Missouri softball beat No. 3 LSU [Gallery]

Third baseman Amanda Sanchez has started all 44 of Missouri's games this season, and Saturday night she hit a go-ahead two-run home run in probably the most important game of Missouri's season so far, a 7-2 win over No. 3 LSU.

Amanda Sanchez bats [Photo]

Missouri Freshman Amanda Sanchez bats during a softball game Saturday against LSU at University Field. The Tigers defeated LSU 7-2.

Paige Lowary pitches [Photo]

Missouri Pitcher Paige Lowary throws the ball to a batter during a softball game Saturday against LSU at University Field.

Corrin Genovese runs to home [Photo]

The Missouri Tigers celebrate their teammate, Corrin Genovese, an infielder, after she hit a home run Saturday against LSU at University Field. The MU softball team defeated LSU 7-2.

Richards and Gaustad battling for puck [Photo]

Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards, left, and Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad battle for the puck during the second period in Game 6 of a playoff series Saturday in Chicago.

Ruben Bolton inspects his team's Princess Bride-themed pirate ship [Photo]

Ruben Bolton inspects his team's Princess Bride-themed pirate ship before they compete in the Float Your Boat for the Food Bank event Saturday at the Bass Pro Shops' outdoor lake. Bolton said it took him and his Valley Community Church teammates approximately six weeks to construct the ship.

Crew members struggle to keep boat afloat [Photo]

CORRECTED CAPTION: Crew members of "The Pirate Ship Revenge," the Princess Bride-themed cardboard pirate ship, struggle to keep their ship afloat during the Float Your Boat for the Food Bank event Saturday at Bass Pro Shops Lake. Their ship took approximately six weeks to complete. The team plans to participate in the event again next year. An earlier version of this caption misstated the name of the ship.

Harris pitching [Photo]

The St. Louis Cardinals' Mitch Harris pitches to the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of a game Saturday in Milwaukee.

Wood swims after boat sinks [Photo]

Tom Wood, 12, swims to shore after his team’s cardboard boat, the “Cast Away” fell apart and began to sink during the Float Your Boat for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri event Saturday at Bass Pro Shops outdoor lake. Wood, along with his teammates, remained in good spirits despite their ship's fate.
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