4th Annual Watermelon Crawl

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance will host the 4th annual Watermelon Crawl. This is a family fun event and a great way to instill the value of volunteerism across generations.

Volunteers will go with the Alliance into the field to glean the remains of this year's melon crop at Scott Melons and More. Last year's crawl gathered almost 42,000 pounds of watermelon, which went to Arkansas's food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.

The highlights of the day are the watermelon eating contest for kids of all ages, the watermelon relays, and a melon crawl contest. Games will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the event. Prizes are given to contest winners.

Performance Food Group provides breakfast and lunch for volunteers, and there's plenty cold water supplied by Sam's Club.

To register and for more information call (501) 399-9999 or email mshope@arhungeralliance.org or mcnally@arhungeralliance.org.


  • Where: Scott Melons and More in Scott, Arkansas
  • When: Saturday, August 16 from 9 am until 1 p.m.
  • Directions: Take Exit 7 off of Interstate Hwy 440, south on Hwy 165 for 1.8 miles, turn left on Hwy. 391 just past Hank's Fine Furniture Warehouse, two miles on the right.


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