Roaring River State Park hears sounds of the Ozarks at inaugural Heritage Festival

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Several musicians collectively gathered for an afternoon jam session to entertain visitors with bluegrass sounds at the first-ever Heritage festival at Roaring River State Park. The event was held Saturday and was sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Folk Arts program. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Several musicians collectively gathered for an afternoon jam session to entertain visitors with bluegrass sounds at the first-ever Heritage festival at Roaring River State Park.

Director of the Missouri Folk Arts program Lisa Higgins points to one of many Missouri artists displayed on a kiosk to show visitors the rich history of artisans spanning several decades from Missouri who influenced culture. Higgins helped coordinate the first-ever Heritage Festival, which was held at Roaring River State Park Saturday and was sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Folk Arks program. Higgins said that their program has helped sponsor and fund five programs this year at state parks, and they hoped to return next year. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Bootmaker Joe Patrikus, right, of JP's Boots enjoys a good laugh with customer Deb Lewis, left, while cutting out a new pair of boots. Lewis and her daughter-in-law, Cindy Lewis, from Little Rock, Ark. visited the booth at Roaring River State Park Saturday for the Heritage Festival, while their husbands were fishing. Patrikus has been making hand-made, custom-fit boots since 1978. The event was sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Folk Arts program. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Blacksmith Bob Patrick works to transform a red-hot piece of metal into a unique creation. Patrick was one of several crafters demonstrating their crafts at the inaugural Heritage Festival Saturday at Roaring River State Park. The event was sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Folk Arts program. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Several area musicians collectively gathered for an afternoon jam session to entertain visitors with bluegrass sounds at the first-ever Heritage Festival at Roaring River State Park. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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