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Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19

The 45th annual Watermelon Day event will be held in Vining on Saturday, August 19. The day begins with the “Run for the Melon 5/10K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. To register or for more information go to

A Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre presentation of “Jack in the Beanstalk” will be held at 11 a.m. in the lower level of the community center. Admission is $4 or $10 per family. Preschool aged children and younger are free. Other children’s activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and children’s games. The games begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by a drawing of gifts for youngsters. Bingo starts at noon.

Musical groups will play throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. The Vining firemen will serve barbecued beef sandwiches at noon and other food options will be available. At 11 a.m. free watermelon will be served. The parade begins at 7 p.m. followed by a pie and ice cream social at the community center. Drawings for cash prizes will take place prior to the street dance. A community church service will be held Sunday, August 20, at 10 a.m.