At the Community Center at Fair Park on Day One of the Watermelon Festival, a barbecue chicken dinner could be had for $10 that bought you a smoked, barbecued leg and thigh, slaw and baked beans put together by volunteers from the 35-member Hope Kiwanis Club.
Jerry Pruden sat at a table outside collecting money and making sure all those who came by in vehicles got what they paid in advance for. He said business had been brisk. The proceeds from the sales would go to area youth, he said. “We do scholarships. We support both Boy and Girl Scouts, youth sports.”
Pruden estimated the numbers who bought meals in advance to be 400.
All pictures by Tyler Cox.