Wednesday, August 13, 2008 | Garlic Festival defies slow economy | Garlic Festival defies slow economy: "There's no such thing as a recession when it comes to garlic.

The 30th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival took in $1.72 million this year, up from $1.6 million the year before, according to the festival's outgoing president, Ed Struzik.

'It's definitely a pleasant surprise given the economy,' Struzik said Wednesday morning."

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