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Rain or shine, the parade is a hit

The Jasper Strassenfest closed with its annual parade Sunday afternoon. A brief shower failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds lining Jackson and Main streets though. Here are a few photos of the event.

Members of a Marine Corps Honor Guard as well as members of the Southern Indiana Leathernecks led the 2022 Jasper Strassenfest Parade as the rain unleashed on the area from a pop-up storm Sunday.
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch shrugged as the pop-up shower soaked the parade right as it began. She rode with Denny Spinner, director of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, in his convertible.
Amaya Knies, of Jasper, turned her collapsible chair into a makeshift umbrella while waiting for the parade to begin Sunday.
Zander Barker, 4, waved as the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department went by with siren and horns blaring.
Liz Kisellus, 6, and her brother, Ben, waved as they spied the first float tossing candy to the crowd.
Adalynn Kidwell, 2, reached into a puddle for a piece of candy during the 2022 Jasper Strassenfest Parade.
Members of the Jasper High School Cheerleaders and Football Team marched and cheered together in the parade.
The Jasper High School Marching Wildcats performed for the crowds along Jackson and Main Streets during the parade Sunday.
Siebert’s is celebrating the store’s 100th anniversary this year. Jim and Jane Siebert rode in a float with friends and family celebrating the milestone.
The Hadi Funster Car entertained the crowds along with the mini cars and more as they went by.
Mary Seybold with Sandi Bair Minis allowed siblings Matthew, Melany, and Stephanie Martinez Aguilar to pet one of the miniature horses in Sunday’s parade.
This year’s parade route was modified due to the downtown construction. The parade traveled south on Jackson Street to Ninth Street where it turned right and then headed north on Main Street back to 15th.
Brantely Payne, 2, gazed out of the truck his grandparents were driving in the parade.
Alex Nord, 11, with Boyscout Troop 185, handed a cup of water to Leroy Schwartz as he went by on a tractor from Hochgesang Farms. The boy scouts had a water station set up on Main Street where they were constantly handing out water to help the many parade participants.
Anna Neuhoff, 3, reached out to catch a bubble after the Indiana State Festivals Association bubble truck went by.
Kids grabbed a few last pieces of candy as Jasper Police Officers shooed them off the road to clear the path for the street sweepers.

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