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Arts and Culture
5:20 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival back in Columbia

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival has traditionally taken place in downtown Columbia, but this year will take place at Stephens Lake Park. Photo from Amanda Sohaney/KOMU.


The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will be returning to Columbia this weekend with some changes.

The festival location is one of the biggest changes- it will now be at Stephens Lake Park instead of downtown Columbia.

Richard King is the festival organizer for Roots N Blues N BBQ. He says the time was right to make change.

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Arts and Culture
8:53 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Donations collected to honor Columbia disability advocate

A fundraising group in Columbia is accepting donations to fund improvements at Stephens Lake Park in honor of a deceased local activist. Friends and relatives of Christy Welliver have started the Welliver memorial project with the goal of enhancing the park's main entrance.

Welliver was an advocate for people with disabilities until her death in 2011. The group’s spokesperson Chip Cooper said Welliver deserves such recognition, and Stephens Lake Park is an ideal place to praise her work.

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