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Updated: 10/18/2013 05:34:01AM

Storytelling and whippin’

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Cameron Sanders watches as Dustin Lathan helps him with his Sand Art at the Cracker Storytelling Festival at Homeland Heritage Park in 2013.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Zane Brassert uses two lassoes during the whip-cracking contest Saturday at the Cracker Storytellng Festival at Homeland Heritage Park.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Feeling winded after his 45 seconds with the lasso, Christian Grammey whips his lasso from his knees, holding his hat at Saturday's whip-cracking contest at the Cracker Storytelling Festival at Homeland Heritage Park.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Curtis Sherouse had the crowd clapping with his double lasso action at the Cracker Storytelling Festival Saturday in Homeland Heritage Park.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Three-year-old Patrick Hamm seemed to enjoy the whip-cracking contest Saturday at Homeland Heritage Park while dad, Lloyd, was trying his best to watch the competition without being blocked by a bag of potato chips.

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Florida Artists Hall of Famer Frank Thomas will be performing a free concert at the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library on March 6.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

Jim Mittelstadt swings his key chain back and forth to demonstrate how the pastor in his story would hypnotize his congregation into giving him more money.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

Judge Nelson Bailey lectures about Florida history and Cracker cattle culture, explaining how cow rustlers would use cow whips to wrangle up cattle.

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Kim Rivers plays mandolin while Nancy Crockford tells the story about how Jack needed to meet three silly people before he would marry his fiancée.

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Linda Chancey and Connie Trama perform an interactive story with audience participation about a handsome prince (“ah-ha!”) atop a white steed (“neigh!”) who would marry a lovely princess (“ahh!”) if he could defeat an evil wizard (“ne-he-he!”) on behest of a queen with a heart cold as ice (“brr!”).

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The winners of the whip cracking contest. Front: Darby Pittman, Grayson Waldman, Molly Sansom, John Rattiff, Andrew William, Josiah Waldman, Cody Sherrouse. Back: Ryan Waldman, Jesse Sansum, Chris Beggs, Drew Hall.

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Brent Black and Curtis Sherouse (center) watch the whip-crackers while they wait their turns while Lindsey Sherouse appears to be more interested with her toy at last year's Cracker Storytelling Festival in Homeland Heritage Park.

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