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Watermelon Queen visits Newberry Elementary

W_-_Newberry_Elem_Watermelon_visit_copyL-R: Jenna Garrett, Principal Lacy Redd, and Katie Florence Thomas

NEWBERRY – On Thursday, May 3, the Newberry Watermelon Queen visited Newberry Elementary School. Jenna Garrett, representing the festival, talked with the grade levels about melons and farming and the importance of agriculture. Katie Florence Thomas, last year’s 9-year-old queen helped with the presentations. Principal Lacy Redd always supports the festival and enjoys have the queen come for a visit. This year’s festival will be held at Oak View Middle School on Saturday, May 19