"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
This is Our Time
by Mark Lange,posted Jul 31 2013 6:15AM
This weekend is the annual Watermelon Festival in Downtown Vincennes. There will be baby contests, Miss Watermelon contests, music, booths with festival foods and promotions, a running/walking race, watermelon shirts, AND watermelon. Free watermelon. Watermelon that was in the field in the morning and in your mouth by Noon. Watermelon that was developed in Knox County. Watermelon that isn't red inside. Watermelon with black seeds, white seeds, and no seeds at all. Watermelon that you can eat nowhere else in the world because it hasn't been released to the general public by the scientists at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center just north of Vincennes.
I hate to admit it, but I am not a watermelon fan. Don't like anything about it except for all the pleasure it gives others and the money it brings to our community. Now cantaloupe? I'm all in. I wonder if a festival for that smaller, rounder, rougher, but oh so sweeter melon would go over? Probably not. I had to even look up how to spell it.