Liam Meredith competes in the watermelon eating contest at the Old Fashion July 4th event at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla, Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Liam Meredith competes in the watermelon eating contest at the Old Fashion July 4th event at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla, Saturday, July 4, 2015. J Pat Carter AP
Liam Meredith competes in the watermelon eating contest at the Old Fashion July 4th event at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla, Saturday, July 4, 2015. J Pat Carter AP

All fired up for the Fourth

June 30, 2014 12:00 AM

About Dave Barry

Dave Barry

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Dave Barry has been at the Herald since 1983. A Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, he writes about everything from the international economy to exploding toilets.