It’s been over a month for me at the Jefferson City News Tribune. Here are some of my favorite images:
Lauren Moscato looks up a name of a flower at River City Florist and Gifts in Jefferson City on Wednesday, June 07, 2017. Most of the flowers the store receives come from distributors in St. Louis and Kansas City.
Instructor Ken Vomund, Assistant fire chief of O’Fallon, assists a participant as they repel down the side of the municipal parking garage during training for certification in core discipline in technical rescue through MU fire rescue training in Jefferson City on Wednesday, June 07, 2017. The participants trained online for one month before doing the skills training. The repelling is useful for rescue situations over the side of highways.
Event goers walk down the sidewalk at Thursday Night Live in Jefferson City on Wednesday, June 07, 2017. Event attendees walked the streets and were able to listen to live music, as well as purchase food and beverages from a variety of tents set up in the street.
Ariah Davis, 11, dances during the zumba block party fundraiser at TryFitness Studio in Jefferson City on Friday, June 09, 2017. Participants raised funds for Addison, a 5-year-old girl with a cancerous wilma tumor. Carla Henry, owner of TryFitness studio, is a friend of Addison’s family and wanted to raise as much money as possible for her medical expenses. Addison is expected to be home from treatment in St.Louis next week.
Firefighter Anthony Schnack practices rescue safety line work at Captain Mike Shultz instructs him during firefighter training in Jefferson City on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The purpose of the training is to prepare firemen to catch a falling load if the main rope line breaks during a rescue situation.
Lauren Cisco, 8, grimaces before she is submerged in the pool after going down the slide at Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center in Jefferson City on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The high of the day was 94 degrees Fahrenheit.
DJ Grossenbacher, 12, braces himself before hitting the water after going down the slide at Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center in Jefferson City on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Danjelo Johnson, 7, dances while playing hopscotch during the grand opening of the Boys and Girls Club in Jefferson City on Monday, June 19, 2017. The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe space for children and teens to attend after school. The facility currently hosts over 300 members.
Nana Hajan, 11, looks at the 3D printer as it creates a miniature boat during the grand opening of the Boys and Girls Club in Jefferson City on Monday, June 19, 2017. The new facility offers separate rooms for different age groups, as well as provides lessons on 3D printing, coding, and a study room.
Jewelene Childs looks up to check what number was called during bingo at St. Martins Knights of Columbus in St. Martins, Missouri on Monday, June 19, 2017. Bingo is held every Monday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for 21 games.
Finn Stout,18, is a trans male originally from Michigan but moved to Jefferson City this past year for his senior year of high school. Stout got involved with the Gay Straight Alliance in school, which he found to be a comfortable space for him to discuss LGBTQ topics. Stout is a believer in the phrase, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and strives to teach others about his experience as trans and hopes to lead others to be more accepting of identities they are not familiar with.