Fun at the Fruita Fall Festival

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Social Junction photographer Tina Bennett found lots of smiling faces including Preston Bergstom, Jared Carpenter and Ryan Spencer enjoying the Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival last weekend. All photos are available for purchase including reprints and photo gifts.
The festival celebrated its 100th year with live music, arts, crafts and food vendors. Events included a youth talent show, live music, ranch rodeo, parade, outhouse race, 5K, Frisbee golf tournament, dance and pageant.

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Angel Place made life worth living for O’Neal Blackwell, father of the 11-month-old baby’s first foster mother, Misty Blackwell. “It’s like my reason is gone to be here,” Blackwell told a gathering of about 60 people at a balloon release vigil Tuesday evening for Angel in front of the Old Mesa County Courthouse. Angel died under the care of her second foster mother, Sydney White.

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