Annual Watermelon Feed: Crimson Sweet!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:30pm

Location: Courtyard at Meadowlark

Do you know the history behind the annual Watermelon Feed? It started with Charlie Hall, esteemed KSU faculty member and former Meadowlark resident. Charlie was a member of the Horticulture Department at KSU from 1953 until 1974, where his plant breeding research led to the development of several watermelon varieties. Crimson Sweet watermelon, a variety that is now grown and enjoyed in more than 50 countries, was developed by Hall. This type of watermelon is famous for its high sugar content and great flavor, and its seeds are small and dark. While he lived at Meadowlark, he started a “Watermelon Feed” event in 2012, for which he donated watermelons, that he grew himself, for residents and staff to enjoy!  

Each summer, the Ambassadors host the event in his honor and continue the tradition. Be sure to enjoy some delicious watermelon on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Meadowlark Courtyard! This come and go event will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend!