Forestburg Watermelon Festival Parade wants you

The community of Forestburg is planning the annual Forestburg Watermelon and organizers invite everyone to join in the parade and other activities.

The festival will be on Aug. 8 with a theme of “Honoring our community center founders.” Those wishing to join the parade will meet at the school parking lot on Farm-to-Market 455 no later than 9:30 a.m. Entries will be lined up and receive their identification numbers.

The parade rolls out at 10:30 a.m. Entry forms are available at the post office or text Buck at 940-841-0204. If you want your entry to be judged, entry forms must be returned by Aug. 4.

Trophies will be presented in the following categories: Riding clubs, floats, antique autos, antique farm equipment and commercial entries.

Also back by popular demand is the salsa contest that takes place during the festival. Bring your favorite salsa, a jar or bowl to the Atkin’s building best the Forestburg Store between 9 and 10 a.m. on Aug. 8.

Judging will start after the parade and end at 3 p.m. A popular vote will decide the winner. Bragging rights, as well as first, second and third place awards will be presented.