Smith’s Marketplace Hosts Watermelon Eating Contest

Watermelon eating contest winner Nadezda Draganic, 10, won among a group of her peers. Her strategy: ‘I just scraped the watermelon with my teeth,’ she said. Smith’s Marketplace hosted the contest during its first year anniversay party Thursday on the patio. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A minion arrives with watermelon for the contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The minion briefs participants on ground rules for the contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The contest gets underway. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Focusing on the task at hand. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The contest takes a messy turn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd forms as the contest reaches a fever pitch before Nadezda Draganic is declared the winner. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The younger set takes their turn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Checking out the competition. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

This isn’t as easy as it looked mom. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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