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, 2007

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to attend Watermelon Day Aug. 10
at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

WHO/WHAT:   Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will visit the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax to celebrate Watermelon Day.  Watermelon Day will feature free slices of watermelon and competitions for children.  The N.C. Watermelon Queen, Stephanie Leigh McLamb, and the Got to Be NC Big Cart will be part of the fun.
WHEN:   Friday, Aug. 10
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE:      Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax
WHY:    The event is being held to celebrate the classic summertime treat.
OTHER INFO: The fun event offers excellent visuals for television with the large amount of watermelons as well as children involved in the watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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