Lloyd Bright Has Biggest Melon At The Festival, Sister Barbara In 2nd Place

By Hempstead County Cooperative Extension Service, 08/6/21 5:32 PM
The judges have weighed and it’s official: Lloyd Bright has taken grand prize melon with a 144-lb whopper, just edging out his sister, Barbara Jones’ 140-lb beauty! A 95-lb melon grown by the Bright family is also on the books.
🌟 Special thanks to our judges,Clay Wingfield, retired University of Arkansas horticulture program associate and Daniel Rivera, center director at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center
🍉 Be sure to check out all the great festivities tonight through Sunday at the Hope Watermelon Festival!
🍉 Are you a SW AR watermelon grower or aspiring grower? We are interested in making contact with you about upcoming educational events and opportunities. Pick up a survey at the melon fest inside the coliseum foyer, or contact the Hempstead County Cooperative Extension Service at 870-777-5771. Also, help yourselves to recipe cards, compliments of the watermelon promotion board.