Leachville Watermelon Festival is Saturday

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The second annual Leachville Watermelon Festival will be held Saturday along main street.

Chairman Jerred Price brought the festival back last year after a 10 year absence.

"I have good memories of the Watermelon Festival when I was a child and I wanted to do something to bring the entire community together," Price said. "In spite of the rain last year we had a good turn-out and a good time. We are hoping for dry weather this year."

The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with set up from 7-10 a.m. Activities will be held until 11 p.m. to midnight with live music from across NE Arkansas performing at the bandstand. The bandstand will be set up in front of City Hall.

"This year we will have pony rides, horse shoe throwing contest, watermelon carving, watermelon seed spitting contests, karaoke and much more," Price said. "We will also have all of the free watermelon you can eat. Tom Puckett is providing the watermelons."

Food booths will include hamburgers, funnel cakes, tropical smoothies, and Big Butts barbecue.

Price said there is still room for more booths if anyone or organizations are interested in having a food booth, craft booth, or other type booths. For more information or to reserve a spot persons may contact Price at 586-8254.

Bingo has been added this year.

"We will have bingo games inside with prizes for the winners," Price said. "We will also have door prizes given away throughout the day at the bandstand."

Doug Masters will be providing the sound system.

"This should be bigger and better than last year," Price said. "The festival will be a good place for friends and family to gather."

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  • I would like to send a Thank You to all the residents of Leachville. We were the vendors with the face art/paint at this years Watermelon Festival, and we had a great time. The only negative was the heat, and there's nothing we can do about that =:-)

    Thanks again,

    Kim Workman

    Colorful Creations

    Paragould, Ar

    (870) 335-6723


    -- Posted by Kim Workman on Wed, Aug 6, 2008, at 6:54 PM
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