Melita's name the banana contest has drawn a lot of interest.
Tanis Chalmers is the town's economic development officer. She says lots of names have been submitted but she's not tipping her hand as to the names being suggested.
Entry deadline is September 30th. The committee hopes to select a winning name by mid October.
The 30 foot banana was erected to recognize the fact Melita is the banana belt with daytime highs usually a degree or two above other area towns.