South Carolina Report
July was a very busy month with
in-store promotions throughout
Myrtle Beach, N. Myrtle Beach,
Pawley’s Island and Murrell’s
Inlet. The vacation crowds were
heavy and the melons were flying
out of the bins.
On July 9th, we attended the
Blackville Field Day in Blackville, SC. Dr. Gilbert Miller did
an outstanding job as usual with
the events of the day. Clemson
President, James P. Clements,
was the featured speaker. Another highlight of the field tour
was a drone demonstration that
had everyone captivated with the
capabilities of this small flying
On July 10th, the SCWA and SC
Department of Agriculture cut
watermelons for over 2,500 spectators at the River Dogs Baseball
Game in Charleston, SC. Commissioner Hugh Weathers sang the
National Anthem and the Watermelon Queen threw out the first
pitch of the game. As the temperatures soared in Charleston,
the watermelons were a refreshing
break for the spectators.
On July 18th, we attending the Pageland Watermelon Festival in Pageland, SC. Second-Runner Up, Sarah Yarborough
from Jefferson, SC., represented the SCWA for this event. Although the weather was hot and humid, everyone attending
the festival had a wonderful time.
Brooke Allender, 2015 SCWQ, attended the Syngenta event in Greensboro, NC, on Thursday, July 30th. Brooke enjoyed
visiting the plant and also passing out samples to all of the employees at the huge barbeque that was held on the lawn
for employees and family. Ross Chastain was also in attendance and had the watermelon race car there as well. Many
thanks to the Chastain family for their participation in this special event.
Emily Dicks attended the Schutzenfest Festival in Ehrhardt, SC, where she road in the parade and visited with the people
of Ehrhardt on Saturday, August 15th. Rusty Kinard treated us to a delicious lunch at Rusty and Paula’s in Bamberg, SC
after the festival. Many thanks Rusty, we always look forward to visiting your restaurant.
August brought the football cuttings for Clemson, USC and The Citadel. Matt Cornwell from the SC Department of
Agriculture brought his crew in to cut the melons for these events. October will bring the SC State Fair as well as PMA
in Atlanta, GA. Chef Joe Poon will be joining us this year in the SC Booth at PMA. We are excited to announce that the
2016 SC Convention will be held in Charleston, SC, at the Francis Marion Hotel on January 15-17. We hope that you
will be able to attend and enjoy this new venue with us in the Holy City of Charleston.
Wishing you the best in the upcoming holiday season.
SC Promotions Coordinator
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