Photos: Hula-hooping in Shelton

Above, Corinne Kapral, 19, of Shelton uses a hula hoop to get into the music during the Soupstock music and arts festival at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk). In the background is her sister, Courtney, 17.

Soupstock is now in its fifth year and raises money for the nonprofit Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, which promotes the education of young people in art, music, theater, skilled craft, and other creative pursuits.

The late Mary A. Schmecker had been active working with youth at the Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys & Girls Club, which has facilities in Shelton and Ansonia.