Breaking News Bar

Water Festival makes a splash

  • The Benton Public Library float highlights the Summer Reading Program. The weekly program beginning in June features a different theme each week including a 'water day.' More information is available on the library's website at bentonlibrary.com.

    The Benton Public Library float highlights the Summer Reading Program. The weekly program beginning in June features a different theme each week including a 'water day.' More information is available on the library's website at bentonlibrary.com.
    Photo provided by Valerie Simpson, Simpson Photography

  • Service Dogs for Vets was just one of several groups that walked in Saturday's 46th-annual Rend Lake Water Festival parade. The group trains dogs for use by those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to improve quality of life. The dogs help with a multitude of tasks including reducing emotional distress, providing tactile stimulation, and even reminding the handler to take medication.

    Service Dogs for Vets was just one of several groups that walked in Saturday's 46th-annual Rend Lake Water Festival parade. The group trains dogs for use by those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to improve quality of life. The dogs help with a multitude of tasks including reducing emotional distress, providing tactile stimulation, and even reminding the handler to take medication.
    Photo provided by Valerie Simpson, Simpson Photography

  • Cooper Hart, 2, and Ambrea Laird, 3, enjoy Saturday's parade from their corner perch on North Main Street. Despite the event's name, there wasn't a drop of water in the sky as festival-goers enjoyed sunny skies and warmer temperatures.

    Cooper Hart, 2, and Ambrea Laird, 3, enjoy Saturday's parade from their corner perch on North Main Street. Despite the event's name, there wasn't a drop of water in the sky as festival-goers enjoyed sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
    Photo by Geoffrey Ritter

  • Brittany Gresham, multimedia sales executive at the Evening News, gives the thumbs up while welcoming visitors during Saturday's family fun festival on Church Street.

    Brittany Gresham, multimedia sales executive at the Evening News, gives the thumbs up while welcoming visitors during Saturday's family fun festival on Church Street.
    Photo by Geoffrey Ritter

  • Young contestants vying for the title of Little Miss and Mr. Rend Lake took the stage May 12 at the new Doug Collins and John Malkovich Event Center at Benton Grade School. Events associated with this year's Rend Lake Water Festival wrapped Saturday evening after four days of rides, food, live entertainment, a parade and more -- all under warm, crisp spring skies.

    Young contestants vying for the title of Little Miss and Mr. Rend Lake took the stage May 12 at the new Doug Collins and John Malkovich Event Center at Benton Grade School. Events associated with this year's Rend Lake Water Festival wrapped Saturday evening after four days of rides, food, live entertainment, a parade and more -- all under warm, crisp spring skies.
    Photo by Holly Kee

 
Posted on 5/15/2017, 5:00 AM