July 8, 2020, Hope, Arkansas,
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce is now taking orders for festival t-shirts. Although the festival was cancelled, the chamber decided to offer the opportunity to purchase shirts for what they hope will be the one & only canceled Hope Watermelon Festival from this point forward.
For this year (only) the shirts must be ordered and paid for in full prior to printing. You may pick up order forms at the following locations:
Hope-Hempstead County Chamber – 201 S Main
Rae Tays – 208 S Main
Elm Street Marketplace – 121 S Elm
Be-Dazzled – 104 S Main
You may also order & purchase shirts via the PayPal link as noted below or on the Hope Chamber Facebook page. Shirt sizes for adults range from small- XXXL, youth sizes will not be printed this year.
The Chamber is experiencing technical difficulties regarding the Paypal links for the purchasing of the shirts. We will update the links when the problem is resolved.
Small – XL will cost $16.00
XXL-XXXL will cost $18.00
Beckie Moore, chamber director commented, “We would like to thank Dillan Kelsey with SWARK.Today for creating the design that shows a melon wearing a mask while crying watermelon seeds. The good news is that the shirt also notes next year’s festival dates (August 5-7, 2021) with the statement Bigger and Better Than Ever. Now more than ever, the Chamber appreciates individuals and businesses purchasing and wearing the shirts.”