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By Vinde Wells


Nostalgia was one of the reasons some visitors came to the Forreston Sauerkraut Day Car & Bike Show Aug. 3.

The show, sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 308, is named in commemoration of Forreston's longtime tradition of holding Sauerkraut Day, a celebration which drew thousands of visitors to town for the meal, parade, and other festivities starting in 1913. It was discontinued several years ago.

Ken Eubanks, Polo, remembered.

"I used to come to Sauerkraut Days in the 60s," he said. "This is a very nice car show."

The show was held at the Forreston Village Park and grade school.

Sauerkraut was on menu once again, along with brats and hog dogs at the shelter house where lunch was served.

Linda Fultz, Mt. Morris, brought her 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme convertible.

She and her late husband Jonas had brought their cars to the show every year since it started in 2009.

"This was always one of Jonas' and my favorites," she said as she dusted off the windshield of her white car.

Pleasant weather brought people out to see the cars and bikes entered in the show, as well as for the meal and socializing in the shelter house.

Bret Schemel, one of the show's organizers, said he didn't have a count on the crowd but said it was one of the largest yet at the event.

Approximately 100 cars and bikes were entered, he said.

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