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On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, MageeNews.com was able to interview the 2020 Mississippi Watermelon Queens, who represents the Watermelon Festival. Each year a Teen and Miss winner are selected to represent Smith County and promote the annual Watermelon Festival, MageeNews.com was able to interview the two beautiful winners and discuss the upcoming Watermelon Festival and learn a little bit more about each of the winner’s.
Here is a statement from the 2020 Mississippi Teen Watermelon Queen, Faith Sullivan, “My name is Faith Sullivan. I am from Mize, Mississippi, and I am the 2020 Teen Watermelon Queen. I will be a Junior this year at Mize Attendance Center. After high school, I plan to attend Co-lin Community College to pursue a career in nursing and further my studies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. I have been showing and raising livestock for nine years. Being Watermelon Teen Queen is an honor because I have grown up around the festival, and it has become a big part of my life. With my Dad being on the Volunteer Fire Department, I have attended the festival every year for the past 16 years. My favorite part of the festival is seeing my small town come together to make something so fun for not only the community but the whole state!”
Here is a statement from the 2020 Mississippi Watermelon Queen, MaKayla Luper, “MaKayla Luper is the 2020 Mississippi Watermelon Queen. Makayla is a 2020 graduate of Mize High School, where she graduated with high honors and earned the class title of Historian. MaKayla will be representing the Mississippi Watermelon Festival, as well as watermelon growers, promoting watermelons around the state. The festival will be held on July 17th and 18th in Mize, Mississippi. MaKayla will be attending Mississippi State University this fall to pursue a degree in Building Construction Science and a Master’s in Business. She is the daughter of DJ and Beth Luper and the granddaughter of Buster and Elizabeth Stubbs and Don Luper and the late Cille Luper.”
The Watermelon Festival will be held July 17th-18th in the Mize park; there will be vendors, music, and of course, delicious Smith County watermelons. Friday, July 17th, the festival will open at 3:30 PM, followed by local performers, and the cost of entry is $5.00 for ten years and older, and $3.00 for ten years and younger. Saturday, July 18th, the festival will have its annual 5K, registration beginning at 6:30 AM with the 5K following at 7:00 AM. They will also still have the popular car show, and that night there will be local performers followed by the leading performer, Colt Ford, beginning around 8:30 PM, cost of admission is $10.00 for ten years old and older, and $5.00 for ten years and younger. You all make sure to enjoy the music, friends, and watermelon, and to also say hello to these two beautiful queens!
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