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TMSG: Howell Melon Festival Tradition Attracts Hundreds

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Hundreds visited Howell this weekend for the 51st annual Melon Fest celebration. @

"Over 50 years ago, Doc May started this because he wanted to make the melon an icon of the city and it still actually has been. People look forward to this every year," said Stephanie Schlittler. 

Festival goers sunk their teeth into not just the famously aforementioned melons, but also a healthy serving of music, art and culture.

"We've got a full entertainment stage, plenty of acts, artists and painters," said Schlittler.

To go along with all the events downtown, cruises were also offered aboard the Grand Princess.

"We get to meet a lot of nice news anchors and we help raise money for local charities around here," said Chris Chamberlain.

"The funds we receive help benefit the humane shelter," said Barb Benford with the Livingston County Humane Society but perhaps the most fruitful benefit of the Melon Festival was the spotlight shown on the Howell community this year. 

 

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