Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Frostproof Rotary Club member Chuck Thornton reacts to watching Zachary Scott and Brent Watts compete in an apple pie-eating contest during the Frostproof Centennial Celebration on Labor Day weekend.

FROSTPROOF - Over Labor Day weekend, Frostproof residents, area leaders, musicians and vendors gathered downtown to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frostsproof.

The celebration kicked off Saturday, Sept. 1 with a parade, a Cypress Gardens Water Ski show, the filling of a time capsule, watermelon and pie eating contests and lots of vendors, food and music.

Sunday the city residents celebrated with Fire It Up Frostproof, a BBQ competition and live music.

Monday featured a fishing derby, a cardboard boat race and closing ceremonies.

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Frostproof City Council member Leslie Brewer films Avian Chavez, 9, Alisa Robbins and her brother Makar Robbins during the watermelon eating contest. The contestant on the far left is unidentified.

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Cousins Austyn Walker and Kyrstin Underwood wipe off their faces after the watermelon eating contest. Austyn said she was too full to enter the pie eating contest after getting melon in her hair.

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Morgan Owens, 11, won the 12 and under watermelon eating contest.

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Frostproof City Council member Leslie Brewer poses with her son Josh Brewer, 12, winner of the 13-17 watermelon eating contest. Asked why he had not entered to compete with kids his own age, Josh said, "I didn't want to ruin the other kids' dreams."

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Luba Robbins shows what it took to win the adult watermelon eating contest.

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

After Luba Robbins won the adult watermelon eating contest, Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant Lyle Tripp said, "Holy cow I think she at part of the rind!"

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

These three youngsters got a face full of whipped creme at the start of the apple pie eating contest.

Frostproof Centennial Celebration, 1918 - 2018

Haley Alexander, 11, won the 12 and under apple pie eating contest during the Frostproof Centennial Celebration Sept. 1, 2018.

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