CHIPLEY - The annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant was held Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at the Washington County Agriculture Center.

Pageant Director Teresa Bush says the event has grown over the seven years she has been at the helm, with about 65 young ladies entering this year's pageant.

"I give credit to God and a caring community," said Bush. "The support we have for the Watermelon Pageant is truly amazing."

Photos were taken by Heather Powell of H.L. Photography. Powell can be reached at 850-890-2244.