Music Festival Opens Carnival On High Note

Effie Burt sings with the Sharecroppers.

Watermelon Queen Austin Brooke Mills was a crowd pleaser with her entertaining introduction of the Watermelon Court.

The John Wayne Casserole Gang was back for their second performance.

The Watermelon Carnival Music Festival opened the weekend activities Thursday night with a variety of entertainment.

Just a few of the highlights included presentation of the Luella Fair Community Enrichment Award to Mrs. Tom (Martha) Edwards and the performance by festival newcomer Effie Burt.

Emcee Dr. Glen Kitchens was given high marks for his first attempt at keeping the program moving along.

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