Clifton Wells provided a train that offered rides through downtown Wheaton as one of the features available to visitors at the Wheaton BBQ on Saturday. More photos from the event appear inside today's edition. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Clifton Wells provided a train that offered rides through downtown Wheaton as one of the features available to visitors at the Wheaton BBQ on Saturday.
While Brelynn Cullers at 4 months may have not been ready to sample food at the annual Wheaton BBQ, she had mom Kayla Cullers and brother Brantley, 2, to show her the way at her first big public event on Saturday. The Cullers came to the event from Stella. The Wheaton firefighters cooked 1,200 chicken halves to sell as barbecue dinners for their annual fundraiser. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Haylee Hudson, 3, received an especially elaborate face painting from her older sister, Amaya Hudson, at the Wheaton BBQ. Both are daughters of Damon and Alisha Hudson of Wheaton. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Part of the fun for children at the Wheaton BBQ is cavorting in the pond filled in the city park for the evening duck race. While some of the children splashed in the deeper end, others tested their stamina against the fire hose that filled the pond. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat