Watermelon Greetings from Florida
Hello everyone, hope your year is going great! I
would like to thank everyone for sponsoring Miss
Debra and I to go on all of these wonderful promotions. We were fortunate to go to Key West and all
the way to Newfoundland, Canada. I have been
so blessed to be a part of the Florida Watermelon
Katy Mae Harrison -
2016 Florida Watermelon Queen
As our summer months are slowing down Queen
Katy Mae has been promoting Florida Watermelons
from Florida all the way to Canada. The months
of May to July Queen Katy Mae and I have been
promoting watermelons at Wegmans, Stop n Shop,
Longo’s and Coleman’s grocery stores, Elementary
Schools, Suwanee Care Dinners, Miles for Moffitt
5 K Run, visiting farmers in the State, TV Promotions, Watermelon 5 K Run, State Watermelon
Festivals, USDA Summer Food Program, as well
as the Key West Navy Base Commissioner. As you
can see with our captions’ we have had a wonderful summer promoting our Florida watermelons.
Queen Katy Mae and I appreciates everyone that
has helped in making this a successful summer in
promoting Florida watermelons.
As the holiday season approaches, remember to buy
your Florida Fall Watermelons at your local pro-
duce stands and grocery stores and serve it with all
of your Holiday dinners.
Until next time!
Debra Harrison -
Florida Watermelon Promotion Coordinator
Cellular – (863) 633-8306
I would like to take a minute of your time to ask
you to SAVE THE DATE --- January 13-15, 2017
to come join us at our Florida Watermelon Associa-
tion Convention held this year in the beautiful Sani-
bel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Ft Myers, FL.
-- Check it out at www.sanibelmarriott.com. What
a great place for talk about WATERMELONS and
VACATION too!!! Planned for a big turnout and
a fun time. You’ve heard of “Cake by the Ocean”
Well come have some WATERMELONS BY THE
BAY with us! Real fun in store for everyone.!!
Laura Land - President Florida Watermelon
Watermelon runners taking time to poise with Queen Katy
Mae at the “Fourth of July Watermelon 5-K Run” in Winter
Queen Katy Mae visiting at the packing shed with Mr. Trevor
Bass and his son Spencer. Thanks for helping sponsoring us to
Spending our 4th of July weekend in Providence, Rhode Island
promoting Florida watermelons at the Stop and Shop Grocery
Stores. Thanks to M.G. Ford Produce for sponsoring us and
Paul & Jackie Sawyer for a fun-filled weekend.
Thanks Melon 1 for hosting our TV promotion with Fox 4
News along with Chef Justin with the Dept. of Agriculture for
sponsoring this promotion.
At the Navy Air Base Commissioner in Key West, Florida.
The tradition of family farming is still being carried on at Phil
Turner’s Farms in Arcadia. Queen Katy Mae is visiting with
Mr. Phil Turner Sr., Phil Turner Jr. and his son Phillip Turner.
Promoting Florida Watermelons in June at
Longo’s Grocery Stores in Canada.
Florida Queen Katy Mae and National Queen Carla educated
the kids at Bell Elementary School about the health benefits
Spending the day with Carrie Thomas and her lovely girls
Ashley and Alaina at Bell Elementary School. Thanks to Dia-
mond 99 Watermelon Sales for sponsoring us for this day.
Handed out slices of Watermelons for the “Miles for Moffitt
Cancer Run”. Over 5,169 participant runners including our
“Melon 1 Ladies” ran in this event. $647,000 was raised for
It was nice seeing Mr. Billy Smith and his grandson Trey at
his office in Trenton during our farm tours. This is beautiful
background picture of a beautiful quilt.
2016 Suwannee River Farm “CARES” Dinner.
us on farm
Visiting with our First Vice-President Carr Hussey and his wife
Jan along with Jim Barfield of Wolf Island in
Lake Placid, Florida.
FWQ Katy Mae and Jose Rodriquez, representing the Florida
Dept. of Agriculture along with NWQ Carla handed out free
promotional items at Watermelon Day in Volusia County.
Always enjoy seeing and visiting with Rhantz & Stephanie
Smith along with Kendra Tomlinson Kennedy. Thanks Kendra
with Intergro for all the farm tours visits and sponsoring us.