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Published: 8/22/2014 - Updated: 1 month ago


Volunteers help make German American Festival potato salad

Volunteers came out to help make homemade potato salad following a fire in one of its refrigeration trucks that destroyed a ton and a half of it for potato salad, Aug. 22, at the German American Festival at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio. Friday was the first day of the festival. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Volunteer Barbara Carr mixes ingredients for potato salad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer Barbara Carr mixes ingredients for potato salad.
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Volunteer and Oregon resident Mike Speweik takes a break from work to peel potatoes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer and Oregon resident Mike Speweik takes a break from work to peel potatoes.
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Volunteer Bob Rieck uses a fork lift to dump burned potatoes into a disposal bin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer Bob Rieck uses a fork lift to dump burned potatoes into a disposal bin.
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Volunteers peel potatoes for potato salad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteers peel potatoes for potato salad.
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Volunteer kitchen workers Jeff Viertlbeck, left, and Dennis Majors glance at the burnt potato salad that was dumped into a garbage bin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer kitchen workers Jeff Viertlbeck, left, and Dennis Majors glance at the burnt potato salad that was dumped into a ...
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Volunteer Cary Kindle stacks containers of burnt potato salad onto a forklift to be trashed. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer Cary Kindle stacks containers of burnt potato salad onto a forklift to be trashed.
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Volunteers from left Jim Maher, Bolan Muchewicz and Cary Kindle stack containers of burnt potato salad onto a forklift to be trashed. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteers from left Jim Maher, Bolan Muchewicz and Cary Kindle stack containers of burnt potato salad onto a forklift to ...
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Volunteers peel potatoes for potato salad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteers peel potatoes for potato salad.
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Volunteers Joe Gates and Marge Hartkopf peel potatoes for potato salad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteers Joe Gates and Marge Hartkopf peel potatoes for potato salad.
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Volunteer Bob Rieck uses a fork lift to dump burnt  potatoes into a disposal bin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer Bob Rieck uses a fork lift to dump burnt potatoes into a disposal bin.
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Pete Peterson, right, wears a shirt to celebrate the spirit of volunteers as they peel potatoes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pete Peterson, right, wears a shirt to celebrate the spirit of volunteers as they peel potatoes.
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The Alphorngruppe Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Alphorngruppe "Alpentraum" warms up.
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The crowd builds up. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The crowd builds up.
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Zachary Jones of Bowling Green toasts his friends. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Zachary Jones of Bowling Green toasts his friends.
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Kevin Martien of Oregon enjoys a beer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kevin Martien of Oregon enjoys a beer.
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The Alphorngruppe Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Alphorngruppe "Alpentraum" warms up.
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Cory Allarding of Oregon enjoys a beer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cory Allarding of Oregon enjoys a beer.
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Big glasses of beer at the 49th annual German-American Festival. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Big glasses of beer at the 49th annual German-American Festival.
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