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MADELYN P. HASTINGS I THE VINDICATOR

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Mary Erb dresses her hot dog in a coffin during the hot dog dressing competition at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday. The hot dog sauce has been in her family for years and been called "Ron's Coffin Sauce" because the recipe will never be released until he dies, hence the coffin.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Mary Erb dresses her hot dog in a coffin during the hot dog dressing competition at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday. The hot dog sauce has been in her family for years and been called "Ron's Coffin Sauce" because the ...


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Chris Petri dances in his hot dog costume in the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Chris Petri dances in his hot dog costume in the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.


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2013 Little Miss Majorette of Ohio, Isabella Rexroad performs during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR 2013 Little Miss Majorette of Ohio, Isabella Rexroad performs during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.


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(L-R) Niles McKinley High School 2013 prom Queen and King Elizabeth Hess and Dominic Ficeti laugh during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR (L-R) Niles McKinley High School 2013 prom Queen and King Elizabeth Hess and Dominic Ficeti laugh during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.


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Eric Pappada, 14, reaches to catch candy while dressed as a hot dog during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR Eric Pappada, 14, reaches to catch candy while dressed as a hot dog during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.


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The Niles McKinley High School band performs during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.

MADELYN P. HASTINGS | THE VINDICATOR The Niles McKinley High School band performs during the parade at the hot dog festival in downtown Niles on Sunday.