Ferdinand Heimatfest 2014

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    Brad Dilger of Bloomington watched the hot air balloon rise above the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Olivia Lampert of Jasper, 2, reached up to touch the buck on display in the High Life Hunt Club's barbecue booth during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    The Kentucky Headhunters performed for a large crowd during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Gabe Muller, 10, left, and Mason Tobin, 8, both of Ferdinand, watched their cars race during the Pinewood Derby at the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Grant Fischer, 7, left, and Gabe Muller, 10, both of Ferdinand, tested the Pinewood Derby track by racing cars backwards during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Shaun Elsner of Evansville, left, hit the ball back into Chris Kramer of Velpen's side of the court during volleyball tournament at the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Elsner's team "Razzle Dazzle" won the game 15-14 against Kramer's "Killin' It" team. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Teams "Razzle Dazzle," left, and "Killin' It" competed in the volleyball tournament during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Domino Grillers' deer meatballs, which were made for the crowd to sample, sat on the grill during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Larry Meyer of Ferdinand competed in the horseshoes tournament during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Martha Wahl and Jenny Daunhauer, both of Ferdinand, stood in the shade next to a 1935 Chevrolet Cabriolet during the car show at the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Gabe Adams of Ferdinand, left, and Chad Berg of St. Anthony worked on a porkloin for the crowd of people sampling barbecue during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. They were both members of the 30 Pack team, which won the overall barbecue contest as well as the People's Choice Award. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Thirty Pack Team members Mike Mullen, left and Donny Wendholt, both of St. Anthony, celebrated their team's overall victory in the barbecue contest during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. One of their team members, John Schuetter of St. Anthony, has cancer, but has been one of the leaders of the team through the years. Of Schuetter Mullen said, "He is who this thing is all about. He is the reason we are here." The team gave the monetary winnings from the People's Choice Award to Schuetter. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Gabe Adams of Ferdinand, who was a member of the 30 Pack barbecue team, cut spicy chicken during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Scott Wendholt of Ferdinand held out a bear taco during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. Wendholt killed the bear himself with a bow in Colorado and brought the meat back to Ferdinand. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Tanner Blackgrove of Huntingburg, 8, wore his father's fireman's jacket during the Waterball competition at the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Sydney Schmitt of Ferdinand, 9, left, laughed as Madeline Greathouse of Jasper, 7, flipped upside down during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Kale Brames of St. Anthony, 9, left, tried on his cousin Jared Oser's Ferdinand Fire Department coat during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Adrian Reckelhoff, 2, left, and Madison Lindauer, 6, both of Ferdinand, played in the water during the Waterball competition at Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Dubois Volunteer Fire Department member Cory Voegerl of Dubois competed in the Waterball competition during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Alvin Boeglin of Ferdinand spun the merry-go-round for a group of children, including his five-year-old son Avari Boeglin standing in the center, during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Adrian Reckelhoff of Ferdinand, 2, ran through the spray from the fire hoses during the Waterball competition at Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Both of her parents are a part of the Ferdinand Fire Department. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    People gathered to purchase food and beverages during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Ferdinand and Dubois' fire departments competed against each other during the Waterball competition at Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Members of the Mystery Gang Revival Leslie Blume, left, 16, Emma Mehling, 15, Katie Winkler, 13, and Emma's sister Claire Mehling, 13, all of Ferdinand, gathered their props after winning the lip sync contest during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    A crowd gathered to watch the Waterball competition during Ferdinand's Heimatfest on Friday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald Mason Tobin, 8, left, and his brother Landon Tobin, 11, both of Ferdinand, checked out the fifteen cars registered for the Pinewood Derby during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday.

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    Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald The Kentucky Headhunters performed for a large crowd during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday.

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    Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald Linda Smith of Birdseye, who performed in the Linda Smith Band on Friday, video-taped and sang along with the Kentucky Headhunters during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday. She said she opened for them a few years ago, so it was great to see them again.