ANOTHER WORLD'S RECORD
The World's Largest
Watermelon at 268.8 pounds.
The Bright family has grown
2 world record breaking watermelons this summer.
Saturday, September 3rd, a melon was weighed at 268.8
pounds at the Hope Farm Store. This melon is
registered in Lloyd Bright's name. On Monday,
August 29th, a watermelon grown in the same field,
registered in the names of Pat Bright Rhodes and Barbara
Bright Jones, captured the world's title for heaviest
melon weighing 262.6 pounds. That melon broke the
record of a 262 pound watermelon grown by a Tennessee
man. The Bright family set world records in melon
size in 1979 with a 200 pound melon and in 1985 with one
that weighed 260 pounds. Lloyd Bright says the dry
summer has made conditions ideal for growing the huge
watermelons. Visit the Bright Family website
giantwatermelons.com for the history of big melon
growing in Hope.
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