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The German-American Festival (GAF) again proved why it is Northwest Ohio’s largest festival, as more than 34,000 people heeded the call to “Bring a Guest and Come to the Fest” Aug. 23-25.

“We were more than pleased with the size of the crowds at this year’s festival,” said Chairman Tim Pecsenye, who added that food was consumed in impressive quantities at the festival. More than five and half tons of potatoes were used to make handmade potato pancakes, hand-cut Pommes Frites (French fries) and 4,500 pounds of homemade German potato salad. Guests enjoyed gallons of sauerkraut along with more than 20,000 bratwursts. Sweets were again popular, with hundreds of cake servings, cookies and other desserts served.

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Fall festivals, HalloWeekends usher in autumn season

Ongoing:
• Through Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Galleries 28 and 29, Toledo Museum of Art. An exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812. www.toledomuseum.org.

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S.C.R.A.P. Tractor & Engine Show celebrating 25 years
The Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power will hold their 25th anniversary Antique Tractor & Engine Show Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, this year’s festival will feature tractors and oil field engines originally displayed at the first show. In addition, a 25th anniversary quilt made by The Hayes Ohio Star Quilters will be on display.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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