Tractor skills, food and fun also part of Harvest Festival
Giant pumpkins, like these ones from last year’s event, are the order of the day at the Melvern Square and Area Community Association annual Harvest Festival set for September 19. Contributed
Melvern Square and Area Community Association invites everyone to join them at their annual Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The giant pumpkin weigh-in starts at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Melvern Square Community Hall. Last year’s top prize went to Fred Marshall weighing in at 645 pounds. Young Amelia Best, daughter of Krista and Trevor Best, took top prize for Child Heaviest Pumpkin at 388 pounds. Thanks goes to sponsors Tibb’s Tumblers Locksmithing Service, West Nova/Gates’ Petroleum, Mid Valley Construction, Brown’s Auto Salvage, and Loomer’s Pumping for their ongoing generous support.
This year there will be three cash prizes for first, second, and third in both the adult and child categories. Kids who have not grown a giant pumpkin are encouraged to decorate a pumpkin grinner and show off your carving or painting skills. Lots of prizes will be awarded.
After the weigh-in the tractor skills competition will begin on the rear lawn of the hall. Push-peddle John Deere tractors will challenge the younger kids. Come out and enjoy watching the youngsters show off their skills. Larger John Deere’s will be hand for teen drivers and adults. Green Diamond is a tremendous supporter of the event providing the equipment for the tractor skills competition. Prizes will be awarded thanks to Rick Aldred, Spurr Bros, Allen Armstrong, George Phinney, Peter Brown, Dave Sabean, and Greg Banks.
Throughout the afternoon, delicious pumpkin and apple pies will be available. Tickets will be sold on a huge Harvest Basket filled to the brim. All proceeds will go to maintain the hall.
Everyone is invited to come out for a fun-filled afternoon in Melvern Square. -- Submitted