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Participants in the Trudge for Suds board a shuttle bus out side of Crimaldi’s during the Trudge for Suds Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)

Jody Timmins (left) takes a photograph of Bryan Hamilton and Jodi Byer at Iechyd Da Brewing Company Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 during the Trudge for Suds. Byer works at Iechyd Da. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)

Nanette Lambright (left) and Kayme Derr pose in their ’80s outfits at Stirred during the Trudge for Suds Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)

A scene from Trudge for Suds Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Elkhart, Ind. (Photo Supplied)

Participants in the Trudge for Suds event Saturday evening February 23, 2013 pause in the lobby of the Lerner Theatre. Trudgers are Jason Fink, Meggan Patty, Julie Eaton and John Eaton. (Photo Supplied) (AP)
Trudge for Suds in Elkhart celebrated 1980s

Posted on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 24, 2013 at 5:49 p.m.

ELKHART — The fourth annual Trudge for Suds brought out many participants in their 1980s best Saturday, Feb. 23, at eight downtown bars and restaurants.

Among the activities was a 1985-themed costume contest.

The organizers, Pillars of Elkhart, hoped to attract about 1,000 participants, up from last year’s 600 to 800.