Celestine 175 Celebration

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    Hot air balloons glowed behind St. Celestine Church during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Harrison Betz of Celestine, 4, enjoyed a drink from the hose after watching the parade during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Cincinnati Circus Company members Zoe Enright and Shane Seese, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, performed aerial tricks using a Spanish web during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Spectators waved to a parade float containing retired Celestine firefighters during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Brothers of the Brush started growing out their beards in January and had three judges decide which of the 102 participants had the ugliest, bushiest, longest, best looking and most unique beards during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Bernie Gadlage of Celestine laughed as Greg Kendall of Jasper pulled at his beard in order to measure it. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Grant Knies of Celestine modeled his beard to the judges and was awarded the best looking beard. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Brad Schroering of Celestine adorned his beard before the start of judging. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Janell Pfau of Celestine helped shave her brother Nick Schmitt of Dubois after the beard judging. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Ryan Hasenour of Celestine celebrated getting half of his beard shaved and pretended to walk away to tease his wife Breanne. "I've been waiting since January for the beard to go," Breanne said. "It didn't get too bad until March." Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Following the beard judging any of the participants could get their beards shaved off. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    A float containing visitors from Celestine's sister city, Wagshurst, Germany, waved to spectators along the parade route during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Lori and Tim Baird of Trafalgar watched the parade go by from St. Celestine Church during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. The Bairds drove to Celestine Sunday morning after reading about the celebration in a Indiana festival booklet. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Dan Hoadley of St. Louis, Missouri, pushed German doberman pinchers, Sky and Star, along the parade route during the Celestine 175 celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Participants in the parade lined-up along Mundy Boulevard during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Members of the Miss Celestine pageant court waved to spectators along the parade route during the Celestine 175 celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Klaus Eckstein of Wagshurst, Germany competed in the dodgeball tournament during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Eckstein and a group of other Germans from Celestine's sister city, Wagshurst, visited the town for the weekend to take part in the celebration. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Cousins Daryl Betz, left, and Mark Betz, both of Celestine, fed straw into a threshing machine as part of the antique farm demonstrations during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. The threshing machine separates the wheat from the straw and is owned by Jeff Sander of Celestine. "A buddy of mine and I bought the machine because we liked old tractors," Sander said. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Alli Betz of Celestine, 9, left, Jake Kluesner, 9, Lane Neukam, 10, Hudson Gogel, 6, and his older brother Cameron, 9, all of Dubois, watched teams compete in the dodgeball tournament during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Clayton Seitz of Dubois, 12, competed in the pedal tractor pull during the Celestine 175 celebration Saturday afternoon. Seitz pulled his tractor 47 feet and 6 inches. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Chris Englert of Bretzville, left, Bonnie Lane of Birdseye and Mary Gerty of Ferdinand sang and danced along to Dirty Deeds USA as they performed AC/DC songs during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Scott Betz of Schnellville competed in the dodgeball tournament during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Dirty Deeds USA band members Freddy DeMarco, left, John Welch and Mark Matthews performed during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Aiden Elliott, left, Halle Blackgrave, both 12 and of Celestine, Chloe VanHoosier of Tell City, 13, and her sister Addison Elliott of Celestine, 8, hung out on the jungle gym while watching the dodgeball tournament during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Following the beard judging Avery Schmitt of Celestine, 5, with help from Lisa Winchell of Jasper, shaved off the beard and hair from her father, Derek Schmitt. Derek won bushiest beard in the judging. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Quinn Clark of Birdseye, 2, enjoyed his snow cone during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Brian Koenig of Cincinnati, Ohio, balanced and juggled while performing in the Cincinnati Circus Company during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    While the hot air balloons rose in the evening sky, brothers Wyatt Mehringer, 4, left, and Eli, 7, both of Celestine, played atop a dirt mound behind St. Celestine Church during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Jase Betz, 3, with encouragement from his mom Erica McBride, both of Schnellville, tried to toss one of his bean bags into tube during the Celestine 175th celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Owen Eichmiller, 11, left, Jennings Neukam, 11, Brandon Seitz, and his younger brother Koen, 3, all of Dubois, played on top of the Seitz's grandfather's, LeRoy Seitz of Jasper, tractor during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    One-year-old Rylie Schmitt enjoyed a freeze pop while her mother Valerie, both of Celestine, chatted with friends during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Ron Balbach of Dale, left, chatted with former students Clyston Zehr and his brother Mitch, both of Portersville, during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Balbach taught at Precious Blood and Northeast Dubois Middle School. "I run into old students from both schools a fair bit," Balbach said. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Naomi Boeglin, 3, smiled while her old brother Lance, both of Ferdinand, 9, took her photo inside one of the large tractor wheels during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Red Spellmeyer of Celestine took his old 25-year-old Celestine sesquicentennial accessories and combined them with his newer gear for the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. "Only the vest, hat and suspenders are new" Spellmeyer said. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Nyah Thackery of Celestine, 4, moved closer to the target to try and dunk her uncle Tom Kleinhelter of Jasper during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Fireworks were set off during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Before performing with the Dubois County Country Cloggers, Alvena Deel, right, helped her daughter Azlynn, 5, both of Birdseye, tied her shoes during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Justus McBride, 11, left, Phillip Thimling, his daughter Chloe, 5, Karena Vonderheide and her son Xavier McBride, 6, all of Jasper, watched the firework finale in front of St. Celestine Church during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    While waiting for the Cincinnati Circus Company to perform, Trevor Jochem of Jasper, 5, joked around with his cousin Sadie Knies of Celestine, 2, during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Jim Buechlein of Jasper, left, and Gerry Betz of Celestine admired the different cars and trucks on display at the car show during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    After missing the target with a softball Noah Thackery of Celestine, 5, pressed the lever dunking his uncle Tom Kleinhelter of Jasper during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Marilyn Schepers of Jasper, left, her sister Diane Gress, Lucas Gutgsell, Vic Beckman and his cousin Brian, all of Celestine, joked with each other while competing in the sheephead tournament during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Kora Gehlhausen, 11 months, slept while her mother Sarah, both of Schnellville, chatted with friends during the Celestine 175 celebration Friday evening. "It's way past her bed time," Gehlhausen said. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Gabbie Schepers, center, cheered on her grandmother Annette Schepers, both of Celestine, as she competed in the pedal tractor pull during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. "It's fun, it really is," Annette Schepers said. "It's probably more fun since my son built the tractors." Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Spectators watched the parade along North Celestine Road during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Karla Goodman of Celestine, left, Jace Betz, 7, and Charlie Uebelhor, both of Schnellville, prepared haystacks during the Celestine 175th celebration Saturday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Jennifer Betz of Schnellville and her grandson Jonas Betz of St. Anthony, 2, enjoyed watching the different fire trucks drive by in the parade during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Addyson Fest, 9, left, and her sister Aubrey, 12, both of Jasper, collected candy from parade participants during the Celestine 175th celebration Sunday afternoon. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    After deciding the winners, judges Luke Tieken of Ferdinand, left, and Renee Berg of St. Anthony helped Alvin Lampert and Jim Sander, both of Celestine, shed their six-month facial hair. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald

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    Sophie Knies, 5, watched as Janell Pfau gave her father, Aaron, all of Celestine, a shave. Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald