Burning beetle draws large crowd

By Carrie Moore

The largest crowd to date gathered on Saturday for the 5th annual Burning Beetle. The angry mob, seen here with torches at the ready, set the beetle on fire and reveled in its burning.
This year’s Burning Beetle effigy may have looked menacing, but when surrounded by a hundred torches, it was clear to see that it would be up in smoke in no time. For the fourth consecutive year, the burning of a large, 28-foot beetle was the highlight of the Bark Beetle Blues event Saturday, Jan. 21, […]