June 21, 2009
Faith Boster, 8, takes her father Adam Boster's arm as they enter the Activity and Recreation Center.
Between songs, John Viator and his daughter Isabella Viator, 5, take a break. "I'm most excited about the door prizes," she said.
Eric Sappington and his daughter Shelby Sappington, 6, smile during a spinning hug.
Chris Allen and daugher Sophia Allen share a sleepy hug after dancing.
Charles Wiebe and daughter Leah Wiebe take a short break while Adam and Faith Boster keep dancing on.
June 20, 2009
Lucas Godon, 6, Jervon Hedrick, 14, Brady Whelihan, 6, Jonathan Jolley, 14, Tanner Smith, 7, and Trevor Jolley, 13, listen to the beginner class results of Parkside Skateshop's best trick competition at the Columbia Skatepark. Saturday's event was the first competition for all the boys.
Zack Shipley, 14, of Hannibal, airs out of a quarter pipe during practice for the best trick competition at the Columbia Skatepark. The competition was part of National Skateboarding Day. Shipley entered the beginner class but was moved to intermediate class after completing his first trick.
Bullrider Cody Case does his best to stay on board a bull Saturday during the state finals of the Missouri High School Rodeo.
Joey Donnelly, 18, of Lake Ozark does a benihana grab in the best trick competition at the Columbia Skatepark on Saturday. The competition is Donnelly's first time skating since he broke his left foot one year ago.
Ashonda Bolden, 2, waits for a balloon as she enjoys the activities in Douglass Park on Saturday afternoon.
Robert Wilson, a singer with the Columbia-based song group One of Accord, performs a song that he wrote at the Juneteenth celebration Saturday.
Addae Ahmad, center, stands among various history panels at the Juneteenth celebration in Douglass Park on Saturday. Ahmad was part of the committee that organized the event, which commemorates the importance of African-American history and freedom.
Danny Spry of the Columbia Professional Firefighters laughs after Mayor Darwin Hindman is dunked during the "Extinguish Hunger" food drive's carnival Saturday.
Walt Goodman of Columbia Professional Firefighters Local 1055, stands before a 1940 fire engine as he mans the food bank collection booth outside of HyVee.
Mayor Darwin Hindman took the first turn sitting in the dunking booth at the "Extinguish Hunger" food drive's carnival on Saturday outside of HyVee off West Broadway. The Central Missouri Food Bank and Columbia Professional Firefighters teamed up for the first time for this event. Organizers hope to make it a yearly event, and expect it to yield 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of food.
The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad removed seven "suspicious devices" from Mary Beth Litofsky's home on Highlands Parkway Saturday morning. Three of the bottles, which had likely been filled with cleaning chemicals, had exploded the night before. Police are investigating the incident.
A remote control device was used to move several suspicious devices away from a home on Highlands Parkway on Saturday. Columbia Police, firefighters and the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad were called to the home after owner Mary Beth Litofsky heard small explosions.
Instructor Russ Taft works with kids at the Tiny Tigers taekwondo class on June 17. Taft is competing at the ATA World Championship.