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Photo Gallery: Final day of Schmeckfest

Dave Remifer, of Freeman, hoists sausage off a smoking rack to package for customers Saturday at the 56th annual Schmeckfest in Freeman. Eleven-thousand pounds of sausage is made during the two weeks of Schmeckfest and is sold only during the festival. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 5
Anna Sorensen, 9, of Omaha, Neb., eats dinner Saturday at Schmeckfest with her family who comes to the festival almost annually in Freeman. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 5
Larry Hofer, 71, of Freeman, center, is aided in cutting sausage for samplers by his grandsons, from left, Hudson Burgeson, 7, of Yankton, Alex Jaspers, 7, of Sioux Falls, Brody Burgeson, 11, of Yankton, and Jayke Hefti, 13, of Sioux Falls, Saturday during the 56th annual Schmeckfest in Freeman. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 5
Schmeckfest hostess Monica Clem, of Freeman, hustles back to the waiting guests fill a table during dinner at the festival in Freeman. Clem is one of the 350 volunteers it takes to feed and entertain guest to the yearly festival according to Nathan Epp, president of the Freeman Academy Auxiliary. The 56th annual dinner served approximately 3,700 guests with 1,050 guest eating on the final day, Epp said.4 / 5
Larry Eisenbeis, of Marion, laughs while taking a break from cutting meat Saturday at 56th Schmeckfest in Freeman. Eisenbeis who said he has not been volunteering very long, only 35 years, remembers the first Schmeckfest. “I didn’t go and it was a good thing," he said, jokingly. "They ran out of food.” (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)5 / 5

Photos from the final day of Schmeckfest in Freeman Saturday. (Photos by Sean Ryan/Republic)

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