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Photo Gallery: 2018 Somerton Tamale Festival

Thousands gathered Saturday to celebrate everything about tamales at the Somerton Tamale Festival.

The annual event on Somerton's Main Street is put on by the El Diablito Arizona State University Alumni Chapter and raises money for scholarships for incoming ASU students from Yuma County.

More than 30,000 people attended the festival in 2017.

This year's event had more than 40 tamale vendors. Entertainment included headliner Lupillo Rivera, country band Downtime and performing arts groups from Kofa High School and Somerton Middle School.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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