Forestburg Watermelon Festival a big hit

This youngster was all smiles as he picked up a cold slice of watermelon at the 39th annual Forestburg Watermelon Festival Saturday. The community-wide event featured a parade, games, vendors, contests and in conjunction with the Forestburg Rodeo. See more photos in the mid-week Bowie News from the festival and the rodeo.

The Forestburg School teachers won first in the float division of the festival parade.
Festival-goers enjoy the tasting at the salsa contest where they are invited to cast a vote. Rosa McWilliams won first place. (News photos by Barbara Green)