Sand Statue loses its head

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter
Ohio sand sculptor Aaron Costic works on a sand sculpture in Aledo Central Park on Friday, June 3, 2011. He will continue with the piece Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the second day of the 20th annual Rhubarb Festival in Aledo

Ohio freelance artist Aaron Costic lightly sprays the second layer of this sand statue in the Aledo Central Park fountain on Friday, June 3, 2011, in preparation of going to the next layer down. Unfortunately, at some point Friday afternoon the head simply fell off.

He will be adding a smaller head to the artwork on Saturday -- with a real cloth bonnet, thanks to Darlene Johnson, Rhubarb Festival organizer. Costic is scheduled to work Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to complete the full artwork.

Additional activities Saturday include an early morning 5K run, a craft show on the courthouse lawn, pony rides, a Cub Scout Rhubarb Derby and many more surprises.

Live music and other entertainment from the park's band shell runs from 10 a.m. through 9 p.m.,


10 a.m. - Mercer County High School Jazz Band

12 - noon - Ellis Kell and the Whooz Dads?

2 p.m. - Terry Hanson Jazz Quartet

4 p.m. - Myrna Rae Dancers

7 - 9 p.m. Manny Lopez Big Band

A special outdoor dance floor will be brought in for the Manny Lopez gig.