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      Bean event celebrates 68 years

      Community bonds with annual tradition.

      It??s a long standing festival celebrating everything you love about beans.

      The Michigan Bean Festival has been bringing people to Fairgrove for 68 years.

      ??It??s a small town festival and it kinda brings the community together and stuff and everyone knows pretty much everybody around here,?? said Jason Schnell of the Michigan Bean Festival. ??It??s nice.??

      Visitors enjoyed carnival rides, mud bogging and bean soup.

      Organizers said they had a successful weekend. The event Aug. 31.