Howdy from Texas!
It has been a busy summer for Queen Kendall Duke
who, as you all remember, was our 2013 Texas Watermelon Queen, and who has been working for the association as our 2014 queen. She has traveled all over our
great state working for the NWPB and HEB promoting
our favorite fruit. She has been to cities like Kyle, Humble, Mission, Pharr, San Antonio, Austin, and Brenham
to name a few. Once again she has been a wonderful
representative for the association. Kendall has been participating in all kinds of promotional experiences in the
stores, the most memorable being when she danced in
the grocery store with the HEB mascot- a grocery bag!
(I’m sorry I don’t know what happened to the picture.)
She has been passing out hundreds of samples of water-
melon, recipes, coloring books, stickers and hugs. She
has a great attitude and a lot of energy and she’s made us
Her most recent trip that was not an in-store promotion was to Plains, Texas for the Yokum County Watermelon Round-Up sponsored by Texas Melon Exchange
and McWhirter Farms, and it was one of Kendall’s
favorite trips. Kendall said, “I had a wonderful time. Not
only did I take part in the seed spit contest. I was also
able to judge the car show where I later presented the
“Queen’s Pick” award to the owner of a beautiful, red
1968 Mustang. One of my favorite parts of the
visit was getting to know everyone
and visiting with those who I had the
privilege of meeting last year. All
while enjoying those sweet slices of
The next trip
planned is the Marine
Corps Marathon in
Washington, D.C. in
October, which we are
looking forward to.
And of course we are
also looking forward
to our convention on
November 7th- 8th
and hope many of you
will be able to make it.
We are bringing back
our pageant and are
very excited to
welcome a new queen
into the watermelon
May you all have
a wonderful holiday
season and a blessed
Discussing recipes and the health benefits of watermelon
Just having a little fun!
They even had
face painting at
the HEB in
Enjoying the Plains Festival with Connie Mc Whirter and
weather man, John Robison.
I was so proud of Kendall- she always has a smile on her face.
Happy to take one more picture!
Ever want to cuddle
up with a watermelon?
Kendall got to see some friends.
having fun at a
The HEB in
Sharyland, Texas-notice the light?
Kendall teaches a customer in how to choose a watermelon.
Visiting with Connie and Macky Mc Whirter and Teretha Jones
Enjoying another HEB promotion in San Antonio with two
Seeded or seedless, it’s all good!
Kendall with some Yokum County beauties
A pretty threesome
Having a “sweet” moment
with her favorite guy,
Kendall and one of the
car show favorites
Visiting with a