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August 30, 2013
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Cantaloupe Festival: A bumper crop

A hot summer has produced a sizzling abundance of cantaloupes and other melons as well as other produce for this year’s 28th annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival that begins today at the fairgrounds. The cantaloupe festival opens today with formal opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. and runs through Sunday evening. Since 2010, a non-profit corporation, Fallon Festival Association, Inc., which is comprised of all volunteers,took over the event’s management of the event to keep it alive every Labor Day weekend. Longtime cantaloupe grower Rick Lattin said the summer’s hot weather has produced an abundance of fruits and vegetables. “The melons with …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 31, 2013 02:57PM Published Aug 30, 2013 11:07AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.