Strassenfest: Saturday and Sunday

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    The sun began to set Saturday evening over the Jasper Strassenfest. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Susan Leonard of Jasper danced the chicken dance Saturday evening in the beer garden at the Jasper Strassenfest. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Lindsay Edmondson, left, and Holly Stafford, both of Indianapolis, danced in the beer garden at the Jasper Strassenfest on Saturday evening. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Steve Sanders of Mentor, left, and Chuck Reesor of Louisville linked arms while doing the chicken dance Saturday evening at the Jasper Strassenfest. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Turkey bratwursts sizzled on the grill Saturday evening at the Jasper Strassenfest. The turkey variety was offered this year by the German Club as a healthier alternative to regular bratwursts. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Mary Carolyn Hopf of Jasper, left, took a cake shaped like the number 5 out of a box held by her grandson Kurt Eckert of Jasper before the Strassenfest parade in Jasper on Sunday. Mary Carolyn and her husband, John, and their family have been "parade neighbors" at the Strassenfest with the Leonard and Mary Heeke family of Celestine for 25 years. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Susan Stetter of Jasper, not pictured, sprayed her grandson Wade Albrecht of Bicknell, 7 months, while Susan's husband, Phil, held him before the Strassenfest parade Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Leonard Heeke and his son, Tom, both of Celestine, waved at people they knew in the Strassenfest parade Sunday. The Heekes and the John and Mary Carolyn Hopf family have been "parade neighbors" for 25 years. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Tina Fawks of Dubois blew bubbles with her daughter Abra, 1, during the Strassenfest parade Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Samantha Phillips of Huntingburg, left, watched as Amber Gudorf of Jasper and Kyle Eckert of Ireland heckled their friend in the Strassenfest parade on Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Tom Heeke of Celestine, left, Mary Carolyn Hopf of Jasper and her husband, John, laughed and called to people they know in the Strassenfest parade on Sunday. The Heekes and the Hopfs celebrated 25 years of watching the parade next to each other on Jackson Street, a tradition that started when the first grandchildren in both families were born. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    John Hopf of Jasper, left, held his 7-month-old great-grandson, Wade Albrecht of Bicknell, as he got candy from Chad Uebelhor of Jasper who was walking with the Knights of Columbus in the Strassenfest parade Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Phyllis Ackerman of Jasper raised a stein while her husband, Rafe, looked over the crowd while they were on the Ackerman Oil float in the Strassenfest parade Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ryan Sermersheim of Jasper, 10, left, made the Indiana University symbol while his brother Braydon, 8, right, cheered and their father, Duane, laughed as the IU East float went by during the Strassenfest parade in downtown Jasper on Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ashlyn Pund, 4, right, her cousin Madelynn Pund, 4, Ashlyn's sister Hailey 8, and their cousin Lauren Klem, 7, all of St. Anthony, eagerly awaited candy from a float during the Strassenfest parade Sunday. The girls and their families attend the parade every year. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Chloe McCracken of Jasper, 5, covered her ears as the Dubois County Sheriff's Department float went by blaring sirens and setting off a mini cannon at the end of the Strassenfest parade Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Christopher Verkamp of Schnellville, 6, left, his brother Patrick, 4, and their sister Maggie Jo, 2, waited for candy during the Strassenfest parade in Jasper on Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Kainan Dilly of Huntingburg, 5, left, Ivy Ash of Bloomington, 6, and Ivy's sister Aiyana Foster, 8, reached for a beach ball tossed by members of the Schnitzelbank Restaurant float during the Strassenfest parade in Jasper on Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Hannah Kluemper of Jasper, 10, was sprayed by kids on the Cabana Tan float during the Jasper Strassenfest parade Sunday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Charlene Hotsinpiller, left, shouted, "Old people over here!" while her friend Alma Wagoner, both of Jasper, waved in hopes of getting people in the Jasper Strassenfest parade Sunday to toss them candy and other items. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald