With Christy Burns (left), Executive Director of the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerice, Hope Mayor Don Still (right) reads the proclamation of Watermelon Festival Week.
As of 2:00 p.m. today, it has been officially proclaimed Watermelon Festival Week. That time marked the ceremony in which Hope Mayor Don Still declared it so. The proclamation itself can be seen below.
Following his reading of the proclamation, Mayor Still and Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christy Burns invited everyone to tonight's Hope Watermelon Festival Parade, which will wind its way through town starting at 6:00 p.m.