Howdy from Texas!
I hope this summer has been a good one for all of the
watermelon family out there.
June, July, and August have been busy for Queen
Makensie. She attended an expo in San Antonio where
she again visited with managers from HEB and other
produce people. Then she followed that with numerous
in-store promotions. Makensie and three past queens
worked various stores to blanket different cities with
watermelon promotions. Kimberly Burke, Kristin
Valadez, and Kendal Duke were wonderful at stepping
into the queen promotions ambassador job again, and
Kendall even had a brief spot on the local news to promote our favorite fruit! The girls did weekend promotions in cities like Houston, Dallas, Midland, Odessa,
Lubbock, Plano, Beaumont, San Antonio, League City,
Clear Lake and Port Arthur for HEB and the Fresh
Market stores. The customers in these stores are always thankful at being able to sample the delicious
watermelon and speak to our lovely ladies about the
health benefits of it. They also appreciate being taught
the three steps of how to pick out a good watermelon.
Thank you, ladies, for taking the time out of your busy
schedules to help with these promotions.
Most recently, Makensie spent a memorable Labor
Day weekend in Plains, Texas for the Yokum County
Watermelon Festival. The festival took place on a
beautiful day where the crowds enjoyed music, a children’s pageant, a car show, and especially the watermelon. Makensie helped with the pageant for the
children and got to pick the queen’s choice for the car
show. Mc Whirter Farms and Anderson Produce were
our sponsors, and Teretha Anderson and Connie and
Macky McWhirter were wonderful hosts. (We missed
you Cheryl and Tony!) Thank you, once again, for the
hospitality and friendship.
In conclusion, I want to invite all of you to our conven-
tion that is coming up in November. It will once again
be in McAllen, Texas on November 10th through the
12th at the Doubletree Suites Hotel. Please contact me
if you would like more information about it. It should
be a great way to make contact with others in the watermelon industry and have fun too. We hope to see
Barbara Duda TWA Promotions Coordinator
Queen Makensie saying “Thank You” to the people of Plains
Brynn Mc Whirter, Makensie, Teretha Anderson,
and Connie Mc Whirter
Makensie enjoyed her visit with the friendly folks from Plains.
Selfie time with
One of the car show beauties along with our TWA beauty
2013 Queen Kendall being interviewed for the local news
What do we love to see? A cart full of watermelons!
An eye-catching watermelon display
HEB Buddy wanted a picture too!
Makensie loved visiting with the kids!
Customers enjoyed trying all three colors of watermelon
handed out by our lovely queen.