2018 Annual Free Watermelon Feed
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 2:44PM
Nick Myers



Governor Mike Parson will speak at the Annual Free Watermelon Freed at Neosho’s Big Spring Park.

NEOSHO, MO (July 26, 2018)—The Annual Free Watermelon Feed, co-hosted by the Republican Women of Newton County and the Newton County Republican Central Committee, will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. at Big Spring Park, 308 West Spring St., Neosho, MO 64850. 

The Free Watermelon Feed is open to all Republicans. Ice cold watermelon, bottled water, and ice-cream made in Newton County by All Aboard Ice Cream Co. will be provided—free of charge (ice cream courtesy of Committee to Elect Ron Richard).    All you need to bring is your lawn chairs, appetite, and friends & neighbors.

Governor Mike Parson has been added as a featured speaker to the Annual Watermelon Feed program. Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe will speak on “Yes” for Proposition A.  The Missouri Republican Party endorsed “Yes” on Proposition A by unanimous voice vote at the State Committee meeting on Saturday June 23, 2018.  “Yes” on Proposition A supports Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017.  Senator Ron Richard will give remarks on recent activities of the General Assembly and introduce Lt. Governor Kehoe.  

Candidates for contested offices appearing on the August 7, 2018 Republican Primary election for the following offices have been invited to attend and participate in the event: U.S. Senate; Missouri State Auditor; State Senator District 32; State Representative Districts 159, 160, and 162; Associate Circuit Judge Division II; and County Clerk.   All Missouri State Auditor candidates have confirmed their attendance:  David Wasinger, CPA, Kevin Roach, Rep. Paul Curtman, and Saundra McDowell.  All General Assembly, Judge and County Clerk candidates have also confirmed their attendance.

During the program, candidates will address the attendees for 3 minutes each; subject to timekeeper Judge Greg Stremel.  Candidates will speak in the order they appear on the ballot.

A straw quiz will be available to those in attendance.  The straw quiz will serve as entry into a drawing for prizes.  Featured prizes include “Make America Great Again” shirts,12 gauge & .22 ammunition, Trump Paper Dolls, and a picnic basket.   The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Free Watermelon Feed. 

In case of rain, the Free Watermelon Feed will be moved to the Lampo Building, 500 E Spring Street, Neosho, MO 64850 at 6:30 P.M. 

Bring your lawn chairs, appetite, and friends & neighbors.



Nick Myers, Chairman,

Newton County Republican Central Committee




Cheryle Perkins, President,

Republican Women of Newton County


(417) 389-7788



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