Strassenfest: Thursday

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    Miss Strassenfest Annie Stenftenagel and first runner-up Katie Letterman, both of Jasper, competed in the log sawing competition at the Strassenfest on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    German Club member Leo Eckerle of Jasper carried the ceremonial keg to the beer garden during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Maxwell Polen of Ireland, 4, left, was delighted to receive his a squirrel balloon animal from Daniel Herron at the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    After carrying the ceremonial keg and bratwurst and pretzel to the beer garden, members of the Strassenfest committee and German Club took their first drink of beer at the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Charlie Mora, 2, got an upside down view of Strassenfest when her grandmother Patty Cox of Jasper held her hands on Thursday. Mora's mother, Amy, and Charlie's twin brother, Casper, now live in Switzerland, but are back visiting family in Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Daisy Barker of Jasper, 2, carried her hot air balloon costume through the box parade during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    The box parade approached The Square in Jasper during the Strassenfest on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Ganon Board of Jasper, 3, rode in a Batmobile during the box parade at the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Local ladies waited for the opening ceremony of the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    The kareoke contest drew a crowd at the Jasper Strassenfest on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Karen Fairchild-Meyer of Buffalo, N.Y. and a Jasper native, egged on her competition, Jane Vogler of Jasper, right, during the stein holding contest at the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. Vogler took the title. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Glen Campbell of Valparaiso, right, congratulated his competition, Jeff Siebert of Jasper, after Siebert won the men's stein holding competition during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Thursday. The men held their mugs for about 8 minutes. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Joe Schwartz and Justin Hensley, both of Eckerty, won the men's log sawing competition at the Strassenfest on Thursday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Miss Strassenfest first runner-up Katie Letterman, middle, and Miss Strassenfest Annie Stenftenagel, both of Jasper, competed together in the log sawing competition Thursday night during the Strassenfest in Jasper. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald