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Munger Potato Festival underway

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Every summer countless festivals are held across the state, but if you're in the mood for some spuds there's only one place to be this weekend.

The Munger Potato Festival is in its 62nd year. Alexandria Miller was crowned this year's festival queen.

"I am so overwhelmed. I wasn't expecting this at all," Miller said.

Being the potato queen is a special title. She said as she wears the crown she hopes to draw more attention to the agricultural roots in the small Bay County town. Her mother said that's what it's all about.

"I think it's a great way to get everyone together. Support Munger and come out and raise some money for the community," Kari Miller said.

The money raised from the sales goes to the Munger Volunteer Firemen Corporation and they spend it on recreational activities for children and adults.

One thing they do is offer free softball leagues for children and adults. They do it by selling potato brats and other potato themed foods, a midway for the kids and hosting derby races.

"I like when they always spin. They hit each other's trucks, it's really fun," said Jackson Miller, festival goer.

For 62 years, organizers said the most important thing about the Munger Potato Festival is making it memorable. On a memorable night for Alexander Miller, she plans to represent her community to keep the tradition alive and well.

"To be able to try to bring more people to enjoy the things I do, it's just such a great feeling," she said.

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