Watermelon feed at state Capitol
Visitors to the state Capitol tomorrow will be able to get a free sample of the state vegetable.
All state employees and visitors to the Capitol will be given a slice of watermelon, declared the state vegetable two years ago.
Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, the Rush Springs Lions Club and watermelon growers in Rush Springs are hosting the event to promote the annual watermelon festival in Rush Springs.
The 2009 watermelon queen, Stacy Funk, also will be at the Capitol to serve watermelon.
The free slices will be available from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Room 412A at the Capitol.
The occasion is to publicize the 65th annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival. It’s set for Aug. 8 at Jeff Davis Park in Rush Springs.
A rodeo will occur the evenings of Aug. 6 and 7, and a parade is scheduled for the afternoon of Aug. 7. An inaugural 5K run is scheduled for the morning of Aug. 8.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau
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