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Fendleys win biggest watermelon award

Darlene Fendley took the blue ribbon this year in the Clark County Fair’s Giant Watermelon Contest, with a watermelon weighing in at 88 pounds.

Her husband, W.L. “Dub” Fendley, earned the second-place prize with a 64-pound watermelon. The Fendleys hail from the Central community of Clark County.

Darlene Fendley, right, kneels for a photo alongside the champion 88-pound watermelon she grew this summer. Pictured with her is husband Dub Fendley, who takes the second-place prize at this year’s contest with a melon weighing 64 pounds. | Submitted photo

The weigh-in took place Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Arts & Crafts Building at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Darlene will receive a $50 cash prize, which will be presented at this year’s Fair Board banquet. The watermelons will be on display for the fair, which kicks off this week.

The fair parade begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Arkadelphia. Following the parade, the public is encouraged to attend the fair. CLICK HERE for a full lineup of activities planned at the county fair this week.

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