Hop on the Peace Train

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
On July 13, hundreds of people throughout the region hopped aboard the ‘Peace Train’ at Westgate Park to experience Summer Jam West, an annual celebration of music and arts on the Hilltop. For more than seven hours, Jam-goers perused booths from local crafters, enjoyed live music and wrestling, had their faces painted and soaked in the fun and festive atmosphere. Shown here are scenes captured at the event.
The Mato-Man Randy Sandwich (aka Daryel Lee of Columbus) poses with his championship belt before taking on H. Hotlunch in a matchup of physical and creative skills. The two foes were at Summer Jam West to promote the Artists Wrestling League (AWL).
As a way to celebrate the 10th birthday of his beloved German shepherd, Kosar, Patrick Webb, of the westside, had a balloon animal made of the breed and even got his face painted like a canine.
From left to right, Rosemary Nunez, Lisbeth Maguana and Angel Maguana are caught in a jam.
Cousins (from right to left) Ton-sha Cheese and Austin Peyton snuggle up to parrots and parakeets.
Ramona Moon, of Pickerington, displays her fully decked out 1976 Chevy Malibu. Moon said she has been adorning the working car with trinkets for more than 22 years.
Trinity Caldwell and Nicolas Siebert color T-shirts at the Art Mobile station.
Here, 12-year-old Evelyn Cunningham created this anthropomorphic cartoon at the Art Adventures of Grove City station.

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