NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Ladies and gentlemen, start your seed spitting.
And get ready to go on a roll.
It's a relay race that has kids rolling watermelons around a soccer field.
The kids at one New Orleans school got the day they wait all year for. It's a ten-year tradition at Samuel J. Green Charter School on Valence Street.
WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood says it's almost as big a deal as Christmas Day.
It's Watermelon Day.
Cas Johnson, an fourteen-year old eighth grader at Green school has a spitting strategy.
It's all in the tongue.
And it's all because of Farmer Ben Burkett from Petal, Mississippi that kids get to celebrate the day with a favorite fruit.
Farmer Ben drives with a truckload of melons. He's done it one day a year, every year for the last ten years.