April 7th, 2014
The 48th annual Maple Leaf Festival planning committee has selected the winning artwork for the festival. Artists, students and local residents were asked to submit work to represent this year’s theme “Crossroads of America”.
Precious Moments Graphic Artist, Crystal Manning, submitted a design using artwork created by the founder of Precious Moments, Samuel J. Butcher. The winning entry depicts a young man and lady traveling Route 66 through Carthage, set against a background of the Jasper County Courthouse and the State of Missouri.