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Festival names watermelon winners

The following people had winning entries in the Franklin County Watermelon Festival contests this past weekend: 

Most Unusual Watermelon 

  • First place, Greg Dalrymple 

Adult Seed-spitting 

  • First place, Joe Weldon, 23 feet, 10 inches 
  • Second place, Samantha Hartsell, 14 feet, 8 inches 
  • Third place, Jill Bonds, 9 feet, 7 inches

Youth Seed-spitting 

  • First place, Zoe Hartsell, 11 feet, 9 inches 
  • Second place, Hannah Adams, 8 feet
  • Third place, Elijah Bonds, seven feet, three inches

Best-Dressed Watermelon 

  • First place, Aymar Bonilla 
  • Second place, Damaris Bonilla 
  • Third place, Peggy Martin 

Best-Tasting Watermelon 

  • First place, Crimson Lindsey 
  • Second place, Josh Viliatte
  • Third place, Peggy Martin 

Largest Melon 

  • First place, Jake Holloway, 190 pounds
  • Second place, Billy Roberts, 127 pounds
  • Third place, Greg Dalrymple, 50 pounds

Largest Franklin County Melon 

  • First place, Reed Jackson, 164 pounds
  • Second place, Rhett Jackson, 126 pounds
  • Third place, Chasity Jackson, 110 pounds

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