Saline Watermelon Festival Board preparing for their biggest year yet

The Saline Watermelon Festival board has begun preparations for the week-long, infamous Watermelon Festival.

This year things get rolling on Monday, July 3, with a kick-off dance. Tuesday is kids’ night. There will be games and entertainment for kids 0-12. On Wednesday there will be an area wide church meeting and a pageant taking place on Thursday and Friday.

A mandatory meeting for pageant participants will be held on Wednesday, July 5. It will be from 9:30- 11 a.m. for those participating in the Infant Miss age division (0-11 months), Baby Miss (12-23 months), Teeny Miss (2 years), Toddler Miss (3 years) and Tiny Miss (4-5 years). The meeting for those competing in Little Miss (6-7 years), Petite Miss (8-10 years), Junior Miss (11-13 years), Teen Miss (14-16 years) and Miss Watermelon (17-19 years) will be from 1- 3 p.m.

All the pageant requirements are listed in the form packets. To receive a packet reach out to Lacy Varnell.

According to vendor director Nancy Cox, they are now accepting applications.

For more details on the competitions, parade, car show, annual treasure hunt, and more follow their Facebook page: Saline Watermelon Festival.

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