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Images: Scenes from the 2018 Popeye Picnic

  • The Band Crystal and the Bone Shakers plays at the Chester Moose Lodge  on Sept. 7

    The Band Crystal and the Bone Shakers plays at the Chester Moose Lodge on Sept. 7
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  • Ealijah McGuire and Beckie Boelling enjoy the slide on the first evening of the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.

    Ealijah McGuire and Beckie Boelling enjoy the slide on the first evening of the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.
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  • Children get a thrill on the Frog Hopper ride at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.

    Children get a thrill on the Frog Hopper ride at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.
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  • Mitch and Friends play music at the VFW on Sept. 7.

    Mitch and Friends play music at the VFW on Sept. 7.
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  • The Gee Whiz was among the popular carnival rides at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.

    The Gee Whiz was among the popular carnival rides at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.
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  • Crystal Gore of Crystal and the Bone Shakers captivates the crowd at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.

    Crystal Gore of Crystal and the Bone Shakers captivates the crowd at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic Sept. 7.
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  • Dan Zobel and his daughter Ezraih ride the train at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic carnival.

    Dan Zobel and his daughter Ezraih ride the train at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic carnival.
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  • Popeye and Olive Oyl lead the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday, with help from members of the LST 325 World War II landing craft exhibit, which was among the weekend's events.

    Popeye and Olive Oyl lead the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday, with help from members of the LST 325 World War II landing craft exhibit, which was among the weekend's events.
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  • Chester Mayor Tom Page and his wife Lisa participate in the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.

    Chester Mayor Tom Page and his wife Lisa participate in the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.
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  • The Chester High School Dance Team go through their steps during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.

    The Chester High School Dance Team go through their steps during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.
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  • The House of Surprises was a popular place to dodge the rain drops at 39th Annual Popeye Picnic.

    The House of Surprises was a popular place to dodge the rain drops at 39th Annual Popeye Picnic.
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  • The Chester VFW Color Guard leads the way during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.

    The Chester VFW Color Guard leads the way during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.
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  • Lee Hollaway, Chester's Citizen of the Year, waves to the crowd during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.

    Lee Hollaway, Chester's Citizen of the Year, waves to the crowd during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.
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  • Chester High School Marching YellowJackets entertain the crowd at the annual 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.

    Chester High School Marching YellowJackets entertain the crowd at the annual 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade Saturday.
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  • Chester Memorial Hospital's float at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade carries the festival's theme "Popeye Celebrates the Bicentennial; Where Illinois Began."

    Chester Memorial Hospital's float at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade carries the festival's theme "Popeye Celebrates the Bicentennial; Where Illinois Began."
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  • The Manor at Craig Farms float at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.

    The Manor at Craig Farms float at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.
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  • Tammi and Kurt Schroeder of red Dot Construction talk with Craig Rust, driving Red Dot truck, at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.

    Tammi and Kurt Schroeder of red Dot Construction talk with Craig Rust, driving Red Dot truck, at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.
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  • The Walmart Welcome float at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.

    The Walmart Welcome float at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.
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  • Derek Niermann of Derek's Lawn Service leads an entourage at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.

    Derek Niermann of Derek's Lawn Service leads an entourage at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.
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  • Chelsea Schroeder, left, of Benson's Wine Bar, and Grandma Donnie of Treasured Memories enjoy the festivities at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.

    Chelsea Schroeder, left, of Benson's Wine Bar, and Grandma Donnie of Treasured Memories enjoy the festivities at the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic parade.
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  • The newest character on the Popeye Character Trail -- Nana Oyl -- is unveiled at the Manor of Craig Farms by Stan Newby, maintenance supervisor at the Manor, and Chester Mayor Tom Page.

    The newest character on the Popeye Character Trail -- Nana Oyl -- is unveiled at the Manor of Craig Farms by Stan Newby, maintenance supervisor at the Manor, and Chester Mayor Tom Page.
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  • Shot by Shields photos Henrietta Stallman was honored with her name on the Nana Oyl's statue, given to her by her sons, Don, left, Steve, right, and Paul.

    Shot by Shields photos Henrietta Stallman was honored with her name on the Nana Oyl's statue, given to her by her sons, Don, left, Steve, right, and Paul.

  • The oldest living former Mayor, Frank Derickson, left, ws on hand with current Mayor Tom Page at the unveiling of Nana Oyl at The Manor at Craig Farms on Saturday afternoon.

    The oldest living former Mayor, Frank Derickson, left, ws on hand with current Mayor Tom Page at the unveiling of Nana Oyl at The Manor at Craig Farms on Saturday afternoon.
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  • The band Scattergun Jack plays at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, Sept 8.

    The band Scattergun Jack plays at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, Sept 8.
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  • The Chester High school Dance Team hosted a fried chicken dinner at the Knights of Columbus on Sept. 9.

    The Chester High school Dance Team hosted a fried chicken dinner at the Knights of Columbus on Sept. 9.
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  • The crowd gets ready for the wiener dog races on Sunday, Sept. 9.

    The crowd gets ready for the wiener dog races on Sunday, Sept. 9.
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  • Susan Hecht shows off her table during the craft fair at St. John Veterans Hall Saturday, Sept. 8.

    Susan Hecht shows off her table during the craft fair at St. John Veterans Hall Saturday, Sept. 8.
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  • Rich Inman of Triple Fabrication shows his creations at the St. John Veterans Hall crafts fair.

    Rich Inman of Triple Fabrication shows his creations at the St. John Veterans Hall crafts fair.
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  • St. John volunteers worked the Olive Oyl Cafe during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic. Front row from left, Hannah Kaempfe, Carol Colvis, and Wanda Dethrone. Back row from left, Edna Neislein, Carol Kaempfe, Laura Vasquez, Amber Cushman and very back row Lisa Meade.

    St. John volunteers worked the Olive Oyl Cafe during the 39th Annual Popeye Picnic. Front row from left, Hannah Kaempfe, Carol Colvis, and Wanda Dethrone. Back row from left, Edna Neislein, Carol Kaempfe, Laura Vasquez, Amber Cushman and very back row Lisa Meade.
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updated: 9/13/2018 9:13 AM

Images from the 2018 Popeye Picnic in Chester, Sept. 7-9.