National Watermelon Promotion Board staffer Juliemar Rosado recently assisted the South Carolina Watermelon Association at the Freedom Weekend Aloft festival on May 27-29 held at the Heritage Park in Simpsonville, SC.
This marks the 30th year the hot air balloon festival has been held. Chef Joe Poon and his carvings were featured on the local morning news along with the South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland-Delaware, Florida, and National Watermelon Queens. The queens and Chef Joe were a huge success at the festival, carving pieces for the children and handing out free slices of watermelon provided by Melon 1 all weekend long at the festival. It truly was another great event for watermelon!