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Boone, Oakly and Maya Watson feed their chickens

Boone, Oakly and Maya Watson feed their chickens

Boone Watson, 4, and his sisters, Oakly, 6, and Maya, 9, feed their chickens Wednesday at Hootie Hill Farm in Harrisburg. Along with homeschoo…

The sign leading into the Watson’s farm

The sign leading into the Watson’s farm

The sign leading into the Watson’s farm, Hootie Hill, on Wednesday at Hootie Hill Farm in Harrisburg. The 30 acres that make up Hootie Hill al…

Maya Watson holds up her handmade wind chime

Maya Watson holds up her handmade wind chime

Maya Watson, 9, holds up her handmade wind chime Wednesday at Hootie Hill Farm in Harrisburg. The eldest, Maya, having attended public and hom…

Shanna Watson points to a poster of different types of leaves with her children

Shanna Watson points to a poster of different types of leaves with her children

Shanna Watson points to a poster of different types of leaves with her children, Maya, 9, and Boone, 4, on Wednesday at Hootie Hill Farm in Ha…

Oakly Watson colors a picture

Oakly Watson colors a picture

Oakly Watson, 6, colors a picture Wednesday at Hootie Hill Farm in Harrisburg. Oakly adores horses, and home schooling has allowed her the fre…

Flowers sway in the wind (copy)

Flowers sway in the wind (copy)

Flowers sway in the wind in front of the entrance sign June 23 at Flat Branch Park in Columbia. This park commemorates not only the historic K…

Samariah Ruff helps Jo’Anna Evans ride a stuffed animal

Samariah Ruff helps Jo’Anna Evans ride a stuffed animal

Samariah Ruff helps sister Jo’Anna Evans, 4, ride a stuffed animal Saturday. The event also featured booths and games for children to play.

Keilen Renee plays with a police officer

Keilen Renee plays with a police officer

Keilen Renee, 4, plays with a police officer Saturday at Douglass Park. The Rock the Community event was free to the public and aimed to empow…

A stack of notebooks sits on a table

A stack of notebooks sits on a table

A stack of notebooks sits on a table Saturday at Douglass Park in Columbia. Children who attended the event could pick up free backpacks or sc…

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