Strassenfest: Friday

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    Dance Company No. 1 dancers Raffaela Kraus, 17, left, and Janina Grobe, 21, both of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, adjusted their hats before their traditional Bavarian dance at the Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium as part of Jasper's 35th annual Strassenfest on Friday. Dancers from the company performed the Bavarian dance as their last piece and then taught part of the dance to anyone who wished to learn. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Dance Company No. 1 dancer Michelle Reyes of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, 12, watched her fellow dancers perform at the Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium as part of the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Dance Company No. 1 dancers Katrin Müller, 16, Elisabeth Hönig, 20, Melissa Buttlar, 18, Raffaela Kraus, 17, and Laura Brocklachner, 17, all of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, performed a Bavarian dance at the Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium during Jasper's 35th annual Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Sophia Nathan of Anderson, 6, right, covered the mouth of her cousin Madeline Nathan of Jasper, 5, while they were trying to learn a Bavarian dance at at the Cabby O’Neill Gynasiumm during the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. The girls were learning the dance from Dance Company No. 1, which is based in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Dance Company No. 1 dancer Elisabeth Hönig of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, danced with Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz at the Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium during the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. After the dance company performed multiple ballet pieces and a Bavarian dance, the dancers taught the Bavarian dance to anyone who wanted to learn. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Christian Duran of Jasper helped his son Dillan, 3, putt at the Jasper Kiwanis Club's putting green game on the Jasper Square on Friday at the Strassenfest. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Bridgette Bartley of Jasper, hostess of the Strassenfest, showed off her German flag-themed manicure during fest Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Casey Wolf of Jasper, 5, got help with spraying a basketball with a fire hose from Jasper firefighter Nick Meyer during the kids' waterball event outside the downtown Jasper fire station Friday during the Strassenfest. Casey attended the fest with his twin brother, Tyler. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Thomas Seger of Jasper, 6, left, laughed with his friend Cooper Kramer of Jasper, 3, while waiting for the waterball contest to start at the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Despite their age difference, Thomas and Cooper consider themselves best friends. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Little Miss Strassenfest first runner-up Grace Jarboe, 8, of Jasper, sprayed a fire hose with the help of Jasper firefighter Nick Meyer of Jasper while firefighter Zach Lichlyter of Jasper waited during the kids' waterball event at the Strassenfest on Friday. Grace is the daughter of Bridgette Bartley, hostess of the fest. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Deacon Nehmer of Jasper, 8, left, and his brother Jack, 4, right watched the waterball contest while Emma Schroering of Indianapolis, 4, ran back and forth in the puddles at the Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Jasper firefighters Ryan Wagner, left, Shane Wagner and Tim Gudorf directed the hose during the waterball contest outside the fire station on Sixth Street during the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. The three men, along with Tyler Lecher, comprised team Jasper No. 2 and beat a team of Dubois firefighters in the first round. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Matthew Deorto of Dale, 6, played in the spray from fire hoses during the waterball contest outside the downtown Jasper fire station during the Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Tanner Blackgrove of Huntingburg, 7, wore the fire gear of his father, Alex, while watching the waterball contest at the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Alex was on the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department's team, and Tanner put on the gear between rounds. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Marissa Schnell, Hannah Hilgediek and Erin Bonifer, all 16 and of Jasper, took a photo of themselves while waiting for the waterball contest to start during the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Kennedy Matheis of Jasper, 9, did a flip on the bungee trampoline ride at the Strassenfest's midway Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Daniel Herron of Henderson, out of the frame on the left, gave Adonica Meyer of Jasper, 5, and her mother, Wendy, a balloon mermaid at the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Eli Mendel of Jasper, 1, and his mother, Jennifer, looked up at the flags decorating one of the eating areas at the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Michele Thomas of Holland pointed out a hot-air balloon to her son Cannon, 3, while Lance Kippenbrock of Huntingburg, 10, got fitted for a balloon hat Friday at the Jasper Strassenfest. Winds made the balloons float just west of the Square. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    A hot-air balloon drifted past the Dubois County Courthouse during the Strassenfest on Friday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Patrons danced and enjoyed beer in the beer garden Friday night at the Strassenfest. The beer garden features polka and chicken dance contests every night of the fest. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald