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Montrose Watermelon Festival goes off without a hitch, despite drought

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MONTROSE, Ia. (WGEM)-- Despite this year's drought, the Watermelon Festival in Montrose will go off without a hitch this weekend.

Organizers said they will still have over six tons of free, unlimited watermelon to eat and the goods are being kept locked up in a shed until tonight.

There are carnival rides, bingo and a lot of food for those who attend.

Organizers said they encourage everyone to attend, because all profits go to local causes.

"Come out and you spend your money and you support your community. From that money we give money to scholarships to the high school, we have put roofs on churches, we donate to our fire department which is trying to get a jaws of life right now," said festival vice-president Jean Wickham. 

The festival opened tonight and will run through Saturday night.

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