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Chamber Meeting

The next meeting of the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce will be on September 9,2013, at 6:30 the Hempstead Recreation Center. All are welcome.

Monthly Chamber Meeting

The regularly scheduled monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held this coming Monday, August 12 at 6:30 pm at the Hempstead Recreation Center. All are welcome.

2013 Watermelon Festival BBQ Cook Off Winners

2013 Watermelon Festival BBQ

2013 Watermelon Festival Growers Competition Winners

Commercial Growers

Grand Champion- Johnny Gertman
Reserve Champion- Craig Hood

Jubilee- 1st place- Johnny Gertman
2nd place- Johnny Gertman

Cobb Gem-1st place- Jonothon DiIorio

Black Diamond- 1st place-Jonothan DiIorio
2nd place-Craig Hood

Tom Watson-1st place- Craig Hood

Carolina Cross-1st place- Jonathon DiIorio
2nd place-Justin DiIorio

Yellow Meat-1st place-Jonathon DiIorio
2nd place - Craig Hood

Seedless- 1st place-Jonathon DiIorio
2nd place - Justin DiIorio

Home grown
Smallest Mellon-Angela Lavender
Largest melon- Dylan Arnold
Ugliest melon- Gunner Bradley
Prettiest melon-Brayden DiIorio
Youngest grower- Kade Arnold

2013 Watermelon Festival Parade Winners

Best walking Unit: HMS Cheerleaders
Best Commercial Float- Hempstead Queen’s Court
Best Non- profit- Hempstead Garden Club
Best Cheer Group- Cheer Storm Elite
Best Overall- Hello Hempstead

2013 Watermelon Festival Queen’s Court

Queen-Sierra Duncan
Princess-Sierra Torres
Duchess-Madison Kwiatkowski
Little Miss-Elizabeth Claire Sechelski

Watermelon Festival Coloring Contest Winners

Here are the results of the Coloring Contest:

Pre-K - Kinder:
1st - Lindsey Toth
2nd - Jeffrey Grosso
3rd - Claire Sechelski

2nd - 3rd grade:
1st - Brandon Gallegos
2nd - Carragan Bell
3rd - Kilee Rae Smart

4th - 5th grade:
1st - Jacky Roman
2nd - Gabrielle Contreras
3rd - Dnyjzshia Wilson

All entries may be picked up at The Hotline Press. The Chamber would like to thank everyone who entered and we look forward to seeing your creations next year.We have many talented artists in the area.

2013 Watermelon Festival a Huge Success

The 2024 Hempstead Watermelon Festival was a huge success. Thanks go to many. Check back here for photos and more. In the meantime: The Hotline Press has a nice photo spread this week!!

Update from CALH and United We Stand Fundraiser

Due to the unbelievable amount of support, the tickets to the Saturday evening dinner/auction/dance are almost sold out. They want to thank everyone for the amazing support and want everyone to know there will only be a very limited number of tickets at the door.

July 4th Fireworks

The City of Hempstead is having a Fourth of July Fireworks display, Thursday, July 4th at City Park. Time will be dusk. Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy the show. Help celebrate the birthday of our great nation. Happy Birthday, America!!