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Watermelon Day is Friday, August 3

Free ice cold watermelon will be served to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, August 3 on the square in Mount Vernon.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library in observance of National Watermelon Day. To learn about the origins of watermelon, see the August 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.