May 3, 2009
Participants in the Alpine Shop's "Canoe and Kayak Day" paddle for charity at Stephens Lake on Sunday in Columbia. The event was a benefit for Rainbow House, an organization that provides emergency assistance for children in need.
Steve Witzig helps daughter Teagan Witzig with her life jacket before they head for the water.
Students at Paxton Keeley Elementary School played the night away at their Comet Carnival. The carnival included face painting, the “hair salon,” hula hoops and cakewalks.
An Airstream trailer on display at the open house.
A renovation scrapbook is open for visitors at the open house.
David McCall, left, relaxes outside of his Airstream trailer and chats with fellow Airstream owner Bob Cox and his dog, Murphy.
Bonnie Stricklin, left, Myrna Wardrip, center, and Julee Shields chat during the open house.
Flamingos and Airstream fabric decorate a vintage Airstream trailer at the Wally Byam Caravan Club rally at Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
A soldier, who recently returned from Iraq, stopped by Hickman to thank students for their care package from the Adopt a Soldier program.
From left, Steve Powell, Fred Parry and Kristi Powell socialize at Inside Columbia Magazine's Best of Columbia party on April 2; 2009. Parry is the publisher of Inside Columbia.
Louise Martin talks with Fred Parry at an Insider Party at Landmark bank in on April 23. The party was a celebration of First National Bank’s transition to Landmark Bank.
Fred Parry leads a sales and marketing meeting at Inside Columbia Magazine on April 23. The team discussed ad sales for their Wine and Food Festival guide.
Fred Parry meets up with his 9-year-old son, Nick, after his soccer game at Cosmo Park on April 21. Parry said he was looking forward to the family’s weekend trip to the lake, the first they had been able to take in a while because there was no soccer game that weekend.
May 2, 2009
Micaela Minner slides into second base as Whitney Barrett attempts to get her out during the MU women's softball game against Nebraska on Saturday May 2. The Tigers lost to the Cornhuskers 6-2.
Drew Deubner fixes a flat tire on the side of Fourth Street on Saturday. "This is always a pain. Should be an easy fix, though," he said. Deubner is a member of the Columbia bike polo team, which was holding demonstrations outside the event.
Doug Stritzel and his son Jack, 5, ride down Fourth Street toward the Bike, Walk & Wheel Week Kick-Off Celebration. "He's pretty good," Doug Stritzel said. "He doesn't even have training wheels and we rode all the way from Scott Boulevard. Honestly, I didn't think he'd make it."
George Stevenson stands silently next to the stage with a bag for donations. Though he couldn't speak, being a statue, event organizer Janet Godon said this was Stevenson's first time as a statue performer and the idea stemmed from street performers in San Francisco.
Hickman junior Nasia Stevenson, left, and her sister sophomore Taalor Stevenson chat while running at practice Friday.
May 1, 2009