MIDD workers enjoy watermelon treat

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Workers at a Meridian business were in for a special treat Friday afternoon.

The VFW Post 79 stopped by Mississippi Industries for the Developmentally Disabled, or MIDD, Friday afternoon armed with a table full of watermelon. The VFW has been handing out watermelon to the workers at MIDD for more than 20 years now. The trainers say it's something these men and women look forward to each year.

"Watermelon's great. The individuals will absolutely love it," vocational trainer Michale Spears says. "Some of them, this may be the only opportunity that they have to get it this year, so they'll appreciate it greatly."

Every MIDD worker who guessed the weight of one of the watermelons also got to keep a dollar.