Rural Missouri - January 2018 - 18
In celebrating the Missouri State Parks centennial, entrants
were asked to recreate family photos from their past. The
judges appreciated the work and planning the ﬁnalists put into
recreating the photos. 1st: "First Time Trout Fishing: Then
and Now" by Kathy Lee, Philadelphia. Kathy says her children
surprised her with a camping trip at Bennett Spring for her
40th anniversary and decided to recreate this photo from
1989. 2nd: "21 Years" by Cindy Barker, Altamont. Cindy's
picture of her daughter, Hannah, is from 1996 when she
started ﬁshing with her father at Bennett Spring. The park has
become a special spot for the family as Hannah got engaged at
Bennett Spring and now brings her two small children to enjoy
the area. 3rd: "Let's Rest Here" by Melissa Hermann, Troy.
Melissa says during a visit to Cuivre River State Park years ago,
her son decided to take a break and lay down. His brother
decided to join him and Melissa took the photo. They ended
up switching spots to recreate the scene for the contest.
"Boys will be boys," she says.
RURAL MISSOURI | JANUARY 2018