Ferdinand Heimatfest

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    Chelle Cherry of Huntingburg, left, held out her blue and gold macaw, Sky, for Hattie Dilger, 10, Adi Schipp, 10, and Kenley Schipp, 7, all of Ferdinand, during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening in Ferdinand. The two day festival kicked off with a cornhole contest, beer keg toss and a bubble car. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Grace Egler, 6, attempted to backflip on the bungee trampoline while her mother Mary Egler and Justin Teeter, all of Ferdinand, watched during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Rachel Chattin of Washington tossed a beer keg behind her back while Lori Merkel and Raymond Buechlein, both of Ferdinand, watched during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park Friday evening. "I just came to watch then got bullied into it," Chattin said. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Tom Murphy of Jasper warmed up before competing in the cornhole contest with his grandson during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Bags flew through the air as teams warmed up to compete in the cornhole contest during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Issac Fuhrman of Ferdinand, 14, worked with a loop of yarn and soapy water to create a large bubble during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Hattie Dilger of Ferdinand, 10, pushed her face into a large bubble during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Thea Petry, left, of Saint Anthony, 14, and Meghan Dale of Ferdinand, 15, laughed while they looked through photos on Petry's phone during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. "There's this app that we're kind of obsessed with and the photos on it made us laugh," Petry said. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Jalen Madison of Washington prepared to toss the beer keg during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park Friday evening. Madison, who threw the keg 44.8 feet and won first in the competition, also threw shot put, discus, javelin and hammer while studying at Southern Indiana University. He currently holds the school record in discus. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Attendees at this year's Heimatfest enjoyed the sunset from inside the beer garden in Ferdinand on Friday evening. Proceeds from the weekend's festivities will benefit the Ferdinand Community Endowment as well as the Dubois County General Fund. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Aric Dylan Stanish of Santa Claus prepared to toss the beer keg during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. Thirteen people participated in the beer keg toss this year. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Attendees at this year's Heimatfest enjoyed the sunset from inside the beer garden in Ferdinand on Friday evening. Proceeds from the weekend's festivities will benefit the Ferdinand Community Endowment as well as the Dubois County General Fund. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Karri Meyer of Ferdinand prepared to toss the beer keg during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Friday evening. Meyer threw the keg 22 feet and won first place. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Bill Potter of Bretzville basted smoked chicken to send to the judges of the Backyard Barbecue contest during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Potter, his daughter and two sons, arrived at the park at 3:30 a.m. to start smoking. "The bigger pieces of meat like the pork butt and brisket take like 10 hours," Potter said. Potter and the two other competitors submitted chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket to the judges. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Mike Mullens of Saint Anthony basted ribs before smoking them an additional 45 minutes while competing in the Backyard Barbecue contest during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Mullens and his teammates, Team 30 Pack, arrived at the park around 1:30 a.m. with six smokers and a few grills. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Mike Mullens of Saint Anthony, left, held out a tray as Terry Ebert of Saint Anthony moved chicken off of the grill while Eric Klem, his son Brody, 13, both of Ferdinand, and Doug Brosmer of Breztville watched while competing in the Backyard Barbecue contest during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. "It tastes like candy," Mullens said as he tried a piece of chicken. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Allison Voges of Dale, center, high-fived teammates Jeff Kress of Santa Claus, left, and Lee Volger of Dale after earning a point in the co-ed volleyball tournament during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Sway Voges of Dale, 14 months, played with his dad Blake, in between co-ed volleyball matches during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Carter Schepers of Birdseye, 2, watched his father, Jon, play in the horseshoes tournament during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Brad Cooper of Ferdinand lined-up his throw while competing in the horseshoes tournament during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Lee Volger of Dale hit the ball back while he competed in the co-ed volleyball tournament during Heimatfest at 18th Street Park on Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Participants competed in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament during Heimatfest in Ferdinand on Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Christine Nicole performed to an audience gathered at 18th Street Park in Ferdinand during this year's Heimatfest Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Morgan Uebelhor, left, and Erika Uebelhor, both 17 and of Ferdinand, danced to music played by Christine Nicole during Heimatfest in Ferdinand Saturday evening. "We're going to be dancing all night," Morgan said. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Mary Ann Knight of Orleans danced with Chance Soils of Bedford, 2, while Christine Nicole performed during Heimatfest in Ferdinand Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Attendees at this year's Heimatfest enjoyed the sunset while listening to Christine Nicole play 90's country music in Ferdinand Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Kelby Vaugh, 2, leaned against her grandmother, Brenda Klosterman, both of Dudleytown, while listening to Christine Nicole during Heimatfest in Ferdinand Saturday evening. "We're good friends of Clayton Anderson so we can to check out the festival and hear him play," Klosterman said. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald

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    Clayton Anderson performed to an audience gathered at 18th Street Park in Ferdinand during this year's Heimatfest Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller /The Herald