Community Enjoys Watermelon Festival

By Melissa Crash

Published 08/02 2014 05:00PM

Updated 08/02 2014 09:42PM

The Vincennes community enjoyed the watermelon festival Saturday afternoon.

Over 300 local runners kicked off events with the 5-K Color Run.

The festival committee says it's tradition of providing free entertainment for the entire family is what they strive for.

Not to mention, the free fresh watermelon slices for festival seekers.

The Vincennes YMCA also hosted a free bike corral for the first time.

The Y wants to encourage the community members to ride their bikes downtown, and come enjoy the community events.

Mark McNeece, the Director of the Watermelon Festival said, "You can ride your bike to the festival get the best parking, right up next to the festival, park your bike for free, put a wrist band on and then you and your family can ride your bikes back to where you need to go. It's a great idea, get's people on the road, and reduces the parking in the downtown, you get to park right next to the festival."

This isn't the last time you'll see the bike corral, officials are hoping to provide the service for all community events and festivals in the following years.

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