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Published: 9/16/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


Sylvania Fossil Fest

People dug into an annual event in Sylvania on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, as Sylvania Historic Village hosted its annual Fossil Fest, featuring truckloads of newly dug shale filled with fossils donated by Hanson Aggregates Midwest. Piles of shale were mounded in the parking lot ready for participants to search through. The free family event was held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Tons of kids and parents swarm the mound of rocks looking for fossils. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tons of kids and parents swarm the mound of rocks looking for fossils.
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Tyler Duganiero, 10 from Toledo, lays down on a mound of rocks looking for fossil. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tyler Duganiero, 10 from Toledo, lays down on a mound of rocks looking for fossil.
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Brian Kujawa helps Appollonna Roesner search through a mound of rocks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brian Kujawa helps Appollonna Roesner search through a mound of rocks.
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Adam Levine, left, helps his son Kaiden Levine, from Sylvania wash off a fossil that he dug up. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Adam Levine, left, helps his son Kaiden Levine, from Sylvania wash off a fossil that he dug up.
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Nathan Schoenrock, 5, left, looks up to Neil Sauter of Toledo to request a hat made out of balloons. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nathan Schoenrock, 5, left, looks up to Neil Sauter of Toledo to request a hat made out of balloons.
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Gene Lin, 7, of Ottawa Hills examines a rock during Fossil Fest. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gene Lin, 7, of Ottawa Hills examines a rock during Fossil Fest.
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Rahjeeni Waren, left, helps her daughter Toni Combs, 4, far right from Toledo, wash off a fossil. LaDonna Brown, 15, center in pink, and Daryl Winfree, far left, watch. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rahjeeni Waren, left, helps her daughter Toni Combs, 4, far right from Toledo, wash off a fossil. LaDonna Brown, 15,...
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Toni Combs, 4, of Toledo washes off a fossil that she dug up. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toni Combs, 4, of Toledo washes off a fossil that she dug up.
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Angie Moore, left, and her daughter Allison Moore, 7, center, of Sylvania show Heather Samons of Hanson Aggregates a fossil to identify. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Angie Moore, left, and her daughter Allison Moore, 7, center, of Sylvania show Heather Samons of Hanson Aggregates a fossil ...
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Tons of kids and parents swarm the mound of rocks looking for fossils. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tons of kids and parents swarm the mound of rocks looking for fossils.
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