Temple: Watermelon festival raises money for Camp Dreamcatcher

(Photo by Kristen Victorin)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A favorite summer fruit is helping children at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s hospital attend summer camp.

The Horny Toad Harley-Davidson HOG Chapter in Temple hosted the 2nd annual Watermelon Festival Saturday afternoon. The event raises money for Camp Dreamcatcher Baylor Scott & White Mclane Children's Hospital.

Children attending the camp are often battling cancer and blood disorders.

The public was invited to attend the free event and participate in several contests involving watermelons, which include seed spitting contests, watermelon carrying and wheel barrel races, and watermelon eating contests.

Camp Dreamcatcher is one of the Harley owners’ group HOG chapter charities.

“The summer camp it gives these children an opportunity to enjoy life in youthful manner while still having specialized care and enjoying summer activities just as any other child would,” Horny Toad Harley-Davidson Service and Marketing Director Mark Gamboa said.

Winners receive prizes and t-shirts from entering the contests.

Joker’s Icehouse and Luna Juice trucks, and snow cone vendors were on-site to provide cold beverages and watermelon snacks and drinks.

Temple’s Marshal Street Band also performed live music.
The event took place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.