Joseph Race, 8, left, cheers on his sister, Lyllianna, 5, in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joseph Race, 8, left, cheers on his sister, Lyllianna, 5, in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: July 4th watermelon eating contest

The competitive juices are flowing.

A watermelon eating contest for all ages held at a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Cole Dillon, 2, participates in his first watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cole Dillon, 2, participates in his first watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emma Fellman, 12, celebrates her watermelon eating contest win for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emma Fellman, 12, celebrates her watermelon eating contest win for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: July 4th watermelon eating contest

Emma Fellman, 12, celebrates her watermelon eating contest win for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Louis Hope, 7, participates in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Louis Hope, 7, participates in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cheryl Fellman participates in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cheryl Fellman participates in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sarah Quinto, 9, wipes her face after winning a watermelon eating contest for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sarah Quinto, 9, wipes her face after winning a watermelon eating contest for her age group during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kai Hargrave, 14, left, and his friend Chaz Van Slyke,14, laugh after participating in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kai Hargrave, 14, left, and his friend Chaz Van Slyke,14, laugh after participating in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Children participate in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Children participate in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Maggie Swanson organizes the watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Maggie Swanson organizes the watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sara Chapell reacts during the adult watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sara Chapell reacts during the adult watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

John Delgado participates in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

John Delgado participates in a watermelon eating contest during a community picnic sponsored by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee and Capital City Fire/Rescue at Sandy Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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