Sanborn Watermelon Day Queen Candidates

The city of Sanborn is set for Watermelon Days July 24-26


 The community of Sanborn is gearing up for it’s 90th annual Watermelon Days July 24-26.  The big ninety-year celebration is expected to attract hundreds to the community for the three days!

Events for Sunday, July 24 are a 5K run, Firemen’s Kiddie Water Fights at the Fire Hall, a Car Show and a Bean Bag Tournament on the Zion Lutheran Church lawn.  A grand fireworks show will begin at dusk (around 10:00 p.m.) and free ice cream treats will be available.

Monday’s events include a Kiddie Tractor Pull on River Street at 3:30 p.m., a Kiddie Parade at 6:00 p.m. (judging at 5:30 p.m. at Zion School), Fire Department Water Contests on Dotson Street following the Kiddie Parade, Flower Show at the Sanborn Ballroom beginning at 1:00 p.m., Watermelon Queen Pageant at the Sanborn Ballroom at 8:00 p.m. and a drawing for two bicycles (sign up at Kiddie Tractor Pull—ages 12 and under).  You must be present to win.

See complete story and photos in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.