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Sunday, July 13, 2014

ESB’s 11th Annual Homegrown Celebration at the Emporia Farmers Market: Watermelon Games for Kids and Watermelon Carving Contest for All Ages

  The team at ESB Financial will host the annual Homegrown Celebration at the Emporia Farmers Market on Saturday, July 19, starting at 8:00 AM. The event will include watermelon games for the kids, crafts for kids by the Emporia Arts Council, and a watermelon carving contest for all ages.

   Registration for the games starts at 8:00 AM: watermelon rolling for kids 5 and under, watermelon eating for kids ages 6-9, and seed spitting for distance for kids ages 10-13.

 Artists of all ages are invited to bring a carved or decorated watermelon to the kiosk by 8:00 AM. The winner will receive a prize from the Emporia Arts Council and a People’s Choice Award will receive an Emporia Chamber gift certificate.

 Music for the morning will be provided by Lee Muller of Americus.

The Emporia Farmers Market and the Annual Homegrown Celebration takes place in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant in Downtown Emporia. For more about events at the market, follow

Enter the Watermelon Carving Contest! Entries must be at the kiosk by 8:00, market start.