There are only a few weeks left until the big day. Of course, I’m talking about my first entry in an official watermelon seed spitting contest.
The contest, which I also have a hand in organizing, will take place at the Cumberland Ag Expo on September 5-7. Visitors to the expo will be able to visit the seed spitting contest booth between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on each of the three days to give it their best shot. The longest distance in each of our four categories – men, women, youth, and children – will win a shiny first place medal and a gift certificate from the contest sponsor (a local ice cream shop).
I plan to compete on the final day, toward the end of the time period, just so I know what my goal distance is. All I need to decide now is what to wear (something athletic to go with my pre-spitting stretching routine would probably be good) and whether I’ll stick around to sign autographs after I win (yes).