WHAT IS IT? Youngsters from seven schools in the Jefferson City Diocese were in Hannibal on Friday to participate in the annual Sketch Day event for students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Sixty-two students put their artistic talents to work on Friday during the annual Sketch Day event in Hannibal.
According to Shelly Lowe of Holy Family School in Hannibal, 62 middle-school aged youngsters from seven Northeast Missouri schools in the Jefferson City Diocese participated in this year’s event.
“We thought the weather would be bad, but it turned out all right. At least it didn’t snow,” said Lowe, who thanked downtown merchants for allowing the students to come into their businesses and work on their projects when it was sprinkling outside.
Students had 16 categories from which to choose, including two new categories - photography and paper.
They had approximately two hours to complete their projects. Most of the participants drew their inspiration on Main Street.
Selected “Best of Show” was a paper entry of the Mark Twain Hotel sign. That entry was submitted by Elise Baumann of Holy Family.