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Opening Day for the Benton-Franklin Fair's 60th Anniversary

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Tuesday was the first day of a special year for the Benton-Franklin Fair and Rodeo.  It's the fair's 60th anniversary.  

Staff is stepping up many different events.  They're having more vendors, bigger names for entertainment, and a few special events. 

Lori Lancaster, Manager for the Benton-Franklin Fair, says this year there are 300 different vendors.  Big band names, such as Chicago, will be featured.  Also, there will be a special time capsule buried and a couple is planning to get married on the Ferris wheel.

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