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10-year-old Osakis girl captures fun photos from the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival

Bella Sherman's grandfather, Bill Butcher, submitted the photos to the newspaper.

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Lisa Erickson, left, and Jenny Erickson from Erickson's Petting Zoo from Osakis are riding in their horse-drawn wagon at the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival. The wagon was pulled by their two haflinger horses, Misty, left, and Nellie.
Contributed photo / Bella Sherman
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ROSE CITY — Bill Butcher of Osakis took his 10-year-old granddaughter, Bella Sherman, also of Osakis, to the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival at the end of July.

The annual event took place July 30-31, 2022, near Rose City.

Butcher, an avid photographer, took dozens of photos at the event and posted his photos not only on his own Facebook page , but also to the festival's Facebook page.

He could've also submitted his own photos to the newspaper, but instead, Butcher submitted nearly a dozen photos that his 10-year-old granddaughter took at the event. She's been learning photography from him for a couple of years.

Here's a look at just a few of her photos:

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Brad Lake of Alexandria worked in the blacksmith shop at the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival July 30-31, 2022.
Contributed photo / Bella Sherman
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These kids, who were photographed by 10-year-old Bella Sherman, were taking a rest during the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival. The festival took place July 30-31, 2022.
Contributed photo / Bella Sherman
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Many kids participated in the kid's tractor pull during the annual Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival, which took place July 30-31, 2022.
Contributed photo / Bella Sherman
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Brad Lake of Alexandria, right, and Garrett Lake, also of Alexandria, worked in the blacksmith shop during the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival. The annual event took place July 30-31, 2022.
Contributed photo / Bella Sherman
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Many people participated in the tractor pull at the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival, including this guy who was photographed by 10-year-old Bella Sherman of Osakis.
Contributed photo / Bella Sherman

Butcher captured this photo of Sherman with her camera and camara bag.

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Bella Sherman, 10, of Osakis took photos at the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival. Her grandfather, Bill Butcher, submitted them to the newspaper to use and many are featured in the Wednesday, Aug. 10, printed edition of the Echo Press.
Contributed photo / Bill Butcher

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects lead and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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