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DON WORTHINGTON/Progressive Journal
Callie Nicholson, Wee Miss Pageland, may be too young to drive a tractor but she already knows how to have a good time at the festival. Festival organizers want tractors of kinds to be in the parade to honor farmer Billy Jenkins of who died June 16.
Festival to honor Jefferson’s Jenkins

The Pageland Watermelon Festival is honoring the late Billy Jenkins of Jefferson at Saturday’s parade.
Jenkins, a second-generation farmer, died June 16. His farm is one of the few remaining in Chesterfield County that sells watermelons to wholesalers. Jenkins’ watermelon expertise was respected statewide.
The Billy Jenkins Memorial Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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