Greetings from the Mar-Del Watermelon Association!
Queen Amy and I have been going, going, going all summer long
and surprisingly our fall schedule is quite busy too! Since last
time, we have done many of the same promotions we do from
year to year, but we have also had a lot of new events that have
had interest in hosting Amy.
The Delaware State Fair is always a great time and Amy showed
the fairgoers how to make Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa, a
Watermelon Salad, and a watermelon parfait. There was no time
to waste and Queen Amy attended a Buy Local Cookout at the
Maryland Governor’s home, where she met many local famers
from Maryland who had donated their fresh produce to be used in
Queen Amy’s next visit was Wright’s Watermelon Festival,
where board members, Charles and Michelle Wright of Wright’s
Market, hosted their annual event with a Watermelon Princess
pageant that Amy was the emcee for and many other watermelon
Our next week was one of our favorites – the National Queen Tour
of Maryland and Delaware! We were elated that so many queens
were able to join us! We had the National Queen Carla, Georgia
Queen Andi, Florida Queen Katey Mae, North Carolina Queen
Sara, and South Carolina Queen Lauren. Our week began with a
trip to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, where the girls handed out
slices of watermelon to those visiting the beach. We had a grocery
store promotion at the Giant in Rehoboth Beach, DE and the girls
judged a watermelon carving contest. The next day, the Queens
were taken to the Laurel Auction Block, where they saw how all of
our area’s watermelons were sold years ago. Farmers, brokers, and
locals joined us for the warm morning as watermelons, donated
by local farmers, were auctioned off and the girls sold them out of
a watermelon bus, painted like an actual watermelon! A big thank
you to those famers and brokers who donated and bought watermelons! The girls had interviews with a local radio station, Froggy
99.9 and our local news station, WMDT, where they promoted our
awesome product. For the end of the week, we took the queens
to Annapolis, MD for a Rotary Crab Feast at the Naval Academy
Football Stadium, where slices of watermelons were handed out
to over 3,000 people! To wind down the week, the Queens had a
grocery store promotion at Whole Foods in Annapolis. What an
awesome, fun-filled week we enjoyed with great company! Thank
you queens and coordinators for all your hard work that allowed us
to pull this week off!
Then it was “On the Road Again” for Amy and I to Boston, MA
for grocery store promotions with the Maryland Dept of Agriculture. We found lots of Maryland and Delaware watermelons in
We were right back home in time for the Evans Farms Watermelon Day, where Queen Amy handed out slices of melon in colors
of red, orange, and yellow!
Well friends, there is so much more to share from our spectacular summer, but you will have to wait and hear about it all in
our next edition of the Vineline! We would like to thank Dawn
Collins, Courtney Hastings, Katey Evans, Terra Tatman, Chelsey
Procino, Katelyn Miller, and Rachel Chastain for helping us out
throughout the summer with promotions.
Until next time, we are sending you our warmest watermelon
The Queens at Whole Food in Annapolis, MD during the
National Queen Tour.
The Old Mill Crabhouse was surely an experience for these
girls as they picked blue crabs.
The queens joined Melon1 for a luncheon after the auction.
Thank you Melon1 for all you do!
National Queen, Carla and Amy serving watermelon slices on
the Rehoboth Boardwalk! Amy appeared on Delmarva Life show and made a “No Bake
Thank you to all those who bought
watermelons during the auction.
Queens stop by for a visit at Gibson’s Produce office during
their tour. Thank you Mr. Bob Gibson for
all your help and support!
Mar-Del Watermelon Association’s billboard
this summer was displayed throughout MD and DE. Welcome to
Amy with a group of children on
Kid’s Day at the DE State Fair.
The queens were SO excited to be ON the beach in Rehoboth!
Thank you to the Wright family for having us take part in day
full of watermelon fun!
These queens worked hard all day for the Rotary Crab Feast at
the Naval Academy Stadium.
Thank you to
hosting us for
your Watermelon Day!