Strassenfest: Friday

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    Viola and Walter Vaal of Ferdinand won the Polka dance contest by crowd vote during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. They have been married for 57 years. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Aiden Stahl of Huntingburg,6, jumped into the summer sky by way of a bungie cord attraction at Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Stahl's mom, Rachel Kimmel, said that Aiden had tried a similar attraction last week in Gattlinburg, Tenn., and was really scared. This time he was sure he wanted to try it again. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Socked feet of Aiden Stahl of Huntingburg, 6, are seen as he jumped into the summer sky by way of a bungie cord attraction at Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    William Mitchell performed hypnotism at the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Eli Hopf, left, Bennett Schmitt and Hudson Himsel, all 11 and of Jasper, laughed at hypnotist William Mitchell during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Participants in William Mitchell's hypnotism show were put to sleep during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Little Miss Strassenfest first runner-up Jessica Oeding, 8, left, and Little Miss Strassenfest CC Hanneman, 7, competed in the waterball competition during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. They were assisted by Jasper volunteer firefighters Zach Lichlyter, left, and Wayne Murry, both of Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Amy Pearman of Birmingham, Ala., competed in the tractor pull while her family documented it with their phones during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Taylor Sweesey of Westfield, 3, ate a cherry ice pop at the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. Sweesey's mom, Audrey, grew up in Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Haywire frontman Dusty Miller, right, and guitarist Greg Eaton, both of Linton, performed during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    The sun set on the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Mary Morgan and Greg Litherland of Washington danced during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Friday. This was the couple's first Strassenfest. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    A large crowd filled the beer garden for the chicken dance contest during the Strassenfest on Friday night in Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Andres Schroeder, left, served a pitcher of beer to Lisa Kerm of Jasper and Greg Litherland of Washington at the beer garden during the Strassenfest on Friday night in Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    The Alphine Echos of Cincinnati performed during the Strassenfest on Friday night in Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald