52-pound entry wins Master Gardener Watermelon contest

Published 10:55 am Saturday, August 12, 2023

The 2023 Master Gardener Watermelon Contest has come to an end.

Enterprise student Caraline Lambert won first place when she presented her homegrown melon at the Brookhaven Exchange Club Fair Saturday. Her watermelon weighed in at a whopping 52.6 pounds. T

he second-place melon was grown by Brookhaven Academy student Emerson Robinson with a 42.4-pound offering.

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Other melons presented were from Layne Smith, Loyd Star, 29.2 pounds; Cambri Wallace, Bogue Chitto, 28.4 pounds; Paxton Menendez, Loyd Star, 25.4 pounds; Jose Johnson, Brookhaven Academy, 24.5 pounds; Kash Goldman, Enterprise, 4.3 pounds; and Phillip Murray, Brookhaven Academy, 0.5 pounds.