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.
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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
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
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
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