Some rusty, faded fire hydrants in Hannibal, Missouri are getting creative touch-ups.
Julie Rolsen owns a gift shop in the Mississippi River town and also runs a bed and breakfast. This spring, city leaders granted Rolsen permission to launch the "Hannibal Hydrant Project".
The 58th Annual National Tom Sawyer Days celebration starts Wednesday in Hannibal, Missouri.
The festival runs through the weekend with events honoring Samuel Clemens' literary work, including the town's "Tom and Becky" lookalike contest for kids.
A site in downtown Hannibal dedicated to Becky Thatcher - and the real woman who inspired the fictional character - has just re-opened to visitors following a major restoration effort.