Barry Beidelschies (left) stands with Martha Parks, of Upper Sandusky, during Barry-Palooza at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The event for Beidelschies was organized by his co-workers at Shotzy’s Bar and Grille, where Beidelschies has worked as a bartender since it opened about three years ago.
Local residents take part in a car smash during Barry-Palooza on Saturday for Barry Beidelschies, a Shotzy’s bartender who sustained severe burns during a May 7 house fire in Upper Sandusky. Beidelschies said he was “amazed” at the turnout. “I can’t believe all of this,” he said. Mark Dann, a certified public accountant from Upper Sandusky, said he has known Beidelschies for about 25 years. “He is a great guy and one of the nicest people I have ever met,” Dann said. “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like Barry.”
Jared Orians performs during Barry-Palooza. Live music, karaoke and a comedian were featured during the event, which was organized for Barry Beidelschies, who suffered severe burns after his South Fifth Street home was destroyed in an early morning fire May 7. He was released from a rehabilitation center on Wednesday.