May 23, 2009
Novice and experienced cyclists gathered at Flat Branch Park on Saturday morning to kick off the Pedaler’s Jamboree, a two-day bike ride along the Katy Trail with several live music events along the way.
The Columbia Regional Airport is the host of the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators sat through 110 degree temperatures on the tarmac.
Sergeant Kyle Louks is bitten by Bodo, a 6-year-old German Shepherd narcotics detective, during the Army K-9 Corps demonstration at the air show on Saturday. Louks wears a jacket made for K-9 training, which is bite resistant.
The AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team fly in unison at the Salute to Veteran Air Show on Saturday.
During a flight demonstration at the Salute to Veterans Air Show, planes awed spectators with fast speeds and air designs.
Ryan Kennon, 17 months old, plays pilot in a T51, which was flown in from Colorado Springs, Colo.
A member of the SkyHawks, the Canadian Armed Forces parachute team, floats to the ground displaying an American flag. The team jumped to ground in front of a cheering crowd at the air show on Saturday.
Onlookers watch the sky as the AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team performs at the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday.
Benjamin Phillips and Yvonne Simmons watch the air show at Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday.
Col. Harry H. Berrier sits under a plane wing for shade in preparation for the air show at Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday. Berrier is a veteran who worked in the Veterinary Corps during World War II. He served three years of active duty in the Army and 30 years in the military reserves.
Charles Eaton holds a salute during the Salute to the Nation Solemn Ceremony at the air show. Eaton is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
After plugging a trained snail act for a whole week, Paul Pepper and James Mouser watch P.J. Lamberson, 13, make his snail go over a wall of nails. Unfortunately there wasn't enough air time for the snail to complete its trick.
Soap opera stars Candice Earley and Geoffrey Pierson appear with Paul Pepper at Biscayne Mall in March 1983.
May 22, 2009
Brandon Gleason was on stage several times at the Douglass High School graduation on Friday. According to his grandmother, Gleason was given a total of eight awards and scholarships.
Cheryl Miller and Toya Minnis embrace after Minnis received the Douglass High School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization award at the Douglass High School graduation on Friday.
Kayla Carter waves to her friends and family in the crowd as she stands on stage to receive an award.
Friends and family gather on the lawn of Columbia College to receive the new graduates.
Charlene Wright and her son, Isaiah Grant, celebrate after the graduation ceremony on the lawn of Columbia College. Friends and family gathered there to receive the new graduates.
The Douglass High School graduating class of 2009 pose at the front of the stage for friends and family to take pictures.
Patricia Hughley poses for a portrait after the Douglass High School graduation ceremony.