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Hope Kiwanis Hear Program on Watermelon Festival

By Submitted, 07/23/19 3:03 PM

The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Director Beckie Moore on Tuesday.  She gave details on the festival which begins on August 8th and continues through August 10th.  She talked about many of the festival activities including the pro wrestling, the Kids Zone & Tyke Town, Camel Rides, Watermelon Olympics, the Watermelon Waddle Duck Races,and more.  In addition to new events such as the Anytime Fitness Endurance Competition and the Hope Piranhas Swim Exhibition, many long-time favorite activities will return including the Watermelon Eating Contest, the Politically Correct Watermelon Eating Contest, Seed-Spitting, the watermelon weigh-off, the Civitan Car Show, the Rusty Wheels Antique Engine Show,and the CMA Motorcycle Show.  Ice-Cold watermelon will be available by the slice each day.  Entertainment will include Piano Man Jack, Firewater, DJ Justin Cardona, Night Hawk, and Diamond Rio. For information visit hopemelonfest.com.