Organizers say 7th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival sells more th

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Organizers say 7th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival sells more than 75,000 tamales

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SOMERTON, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - This weekend's 7th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival brought 30,000 folks out to Main Street in Somerton to feast on dozens of varietes of the "tamal."
Organizers estimate this will generate between $25,000-$30,000, and it is all going to a good cause.
The Somerton Tamale Festival isn't just about eating delicious spicy or sweet tamales from a selection of more than 40 vendors.
The festival helps raise money so local students can afford tuition at Arizona State University. 
The event is run by the local El Diablito Alumni Chapter, which is made up of Arizona State University alumni who have returned to work and live in the Southern Yuma County area.
An organizer tells us more than 75,000 tamales were sold on Saturday.

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