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August Heat Has Many Spitting Seeds

Posted August 16, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— What could be better on a hot summer day than some cold watermelon? The line started Saturday morning at the 1997 Watermelon Day in Raleigh.

From seed spitting contests to watermelon bowling, people of all ages turned out to take part in the festivities. There was even a contest for the largest watermelon with $2,000 in cash prizes!