CORDELE, GA (WALB) - The 66th annual watermelon festival is underway in Cordele. Community leaders cut the ribbon this morning at the farmer's market.
The festival includes community events over the next month. It brings a big economic boost to Cordele and Crisp County.
"This is just a celebration of the farmers and all the hard work that they do trying to get to the peak of watermelon season for the 4th of July," said Chamber of Commerce Chairman Briley Edwards.
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