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Seen on Scene: At the Würst Festival

Cyndy Anderson, president of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary, shows off one of the golf carts that were featured in the live auction during the club’s 23rd annual Würst Festival.

Michael Varner, left, of Boulder City shares some of the history and mechanics of his 1923 Studebaker four-door sedan with Joel Harris, center, and Eric Barcus, both of Boulder City, during the Würst Dam Car Show presented by the Boulder City Cruisin’ Association.

Kailea Rasmussen, 6, and Kyra Stevens, 9, both of Boulder City, enjoy having their picture taken in the kids zone at the Würst Festival.

Paul Ruhl, from left, Amy Gebhart and Ken “Mugsy” Schultz were part of the crew serving bratwurst and hot dog lunches during the Würst Festival presented by Boulder City Sunrise Rotary on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Bicentennial Park.

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Mike Pacini has a little fun while serving as DJ during the 23rd annual Würst Festival presented by Boulder City Sunrise Rotary on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Bicentennial Park. He also provided the entertainment and music for the evening’s street dance.

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Hundreds of cars of all makes, models and years were on display during the Würst Dam Car Show, part of the activities at the Würst Festival presented by the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club on Saturday, Sept. 28, in downtown Boulder City.

People place bids on a variety of items during the silent auction at the 23rd annual Würst Festival presented by Boulder City Sunrise Rotary on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Bicentennial Park.

By Hali Bernstein Saylor

Boulder City Review

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