Strassenfest: Saturday and Sunday

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    Ashlyn Ackerman of Jasper and her boyfriend Alex Hoffmann of Louisville made their way across the dance floor Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Ackerman has been attending the Strassenfest all her life. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Pat and Bob Boyer of Bloomington line danced to the music of The Alpen Echos on Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Pat, who has been married to Bob for 64 years, said she likes attending the Strassenfest because of the music. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Runners took off from the start line Saturday morning in the Wettlauf 5K Road Run and Fitness Walk at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Melissa Bielawa of Jasper, 15, neared the finish of the Wettlauf 5K Road Run and Fitness Walk on Saturday morning at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Andi VanMeter of Jasper, Jill Kaiser of Tell City, both 13, and Kristi Schumacher of Hanover took a seat following their completion of the Wettlauf 5K Road Run and Fitness Walk on Saturday morning at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Lexi Wollenmann of Jasper, 2, carved out her path between a set of cones Saturday morning during the Diaper Derby event at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Festival goers lined Main Street on Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Jasper resident Laura Grammer, treasurer of the Jasper German Club, assisted Judy Knight of Owensboro in the buying of two cream puffs Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Hadley Weyer of Ferdinand, 3, sprayed a fire hose with the assistance of her uncle, Brad Hochgesang of Jasper at the Junior Firefighter Challenge on Saturday morning at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Hochgesang is a volunteer firefighter for the Jasper Fire Department. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Demi Lichlyter of Jasper, 1, dragged a stuffed animal for an exercise in the Junior Firefighter Challenge on Saturday morning at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Lichlyter's father, Zach, is a volunteer firefighter for the Jasper Fire Department. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Tyson Roettger of Jasper, 5, prepared for an event in the Junior Firefighter Challenge on Saturday morning at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Todd Mehringer of Jasper prepared sweet corn for customers of the Young Life booth Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Mehringer said the booth serves as a fundraiser for the county-wide non-denominational Christian youth group. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Todd Mehringer of Jasper prepared sweet corn for customers of the Young Life booth Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Jasper-native Camille Woolston gave her daughter, 13-month-old Maya, a spoonful of Dippin' Dots as she was held by her father, James, on Saturday at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. James said the family, which lives in Newburgh, usually visits Jasper one or twice month to visit family and attends the Strassenfest every year. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Alana Wehr of Jasper and her son, 4-year-old Braden partook in a lunch comprised of a tenderloin and soft pretzel after Braden took part in the Kinderspiel on Saturday at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Strassenfest Chairman Mike Ackerman of Jasper and Jessica Mazzonetto of Sao Paulo, Brazil, took to the dance floor Saturday evening at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Mazzonetto said this was her first time attending the fest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Vietnam veteran Steve Chastain of Celestine watched as the parade passed by Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Chastain, who served in the Army Infantry in Vietnam, marched as part of the honor guard with Jasper VFW Post 673 during the parade. Chastain said he has been attending Strassenfest since it started. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Autumn Voegerl of Jasper, 12, visited Pistol and Pete prior to the start of the parade Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Pistol and Pete rode in a float for Terry Henderson, a Republican from Atlanta, Indiana, who is campaigning for the U.S. Senate. Henderson said the horses were featured in the television series "Hell on Wheels." Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Parade participants lined 15th Street prior to the start of the parade Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Despite the threat of rain, spectators lined Jackson and Main Streets to witness the event. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Lyla Workman of Birdseye, 3, smiled toward parade participants Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Cole Stenftenagel of Jasper, 16, played the tuba as he marched with the Jasper Marching Wildcats on Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Kurt Mehringer of Jasper carried the American flag with other members of the Knights of Columbus during the parade Sunday at the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Emerald Gramelspacher-Zehr and her boyfriend Chandin Bravo, both of Jasper, petted a miniature horse along the parade route Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Members of the Jasper Marching Wildcats led the band up Main Street on Sunday near the end of parade route during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald

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    Indiana Conservation Officers Ken Tincher of Stendal, left, and Joe Haywood of Jasper tried out the Strassenfest Fritz head prior to the start of the parade Sunday during the 39th annual Jasper Strassenfest. Jacob Wiegand/The Herald