YMCA readies for Watermelon Jubilee#039;s return
Plans continue to fall into place for the upcoming Watermelon Jubilee, sponsored by the Greenville Area YMCA. The event is slated to take place August 13 and 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., atop Watermelon Hill.
Organizers are currently working on an entertainment lineup &uot;that offers something for everyone,&uot;
YMCA Director Amanda Phillips said on Monday.
&uot;We are working on bringing the popular bluegrass gospel band, ‘Southern Comfort,’ to Jubilee this year, along with vocalists Randy Tenney, from Monroeville, and Holley Matthews of Greenville,&uot; Phillips said.
She added they also hope to bring the talents of the GHS Step Team and the FDA Dance Team to the Watermelon Jubilee entertainment lineup.
Rest assured: the popular seed-spitting contest of Jubilees past will return to this year’s event.
&uot;We are also still lining up vendors; they are signing up every day,&uot; Phillips said.
Concessions will be available during the event, which will also offer plenty of ripe, juicy melons to sample.
A colorful king-size watermelon quilt is
currently on display in the front lobby of the Y. Raffle tickets are currently being sold for $1 each, with the quilt to be given away at the close of Watermelon Jubilee.
&uot;We invite everyone to come out and join us next month at the Jubilee,&uot; Phillips said.
For more information, contact Amanda Phillips at 382-0550.