North Carolina Report
Greetings from North Carolina,
Allyson Brake has been a fantastic queen for the North Carolina Watermelon Association this past year. She was always
excited about every promotion, loved meeting people, making
new friends and getting to be an ambassador for the watermelon
industry and agriculture. This enthusiasm was further revealed
through her speech during the NWA Convention in Savannah,
where everyone in the room that morning felt her true passion.
She had a wonderful time at the convention and we are so proud
of her for being selected as the First Runner Up in the 2014 National Watermelon Queen Pageant. Allyson wanted the opportunity to say thank you to the industry so she is including a few
words in this issue.
Dear Watermelon Friends and Family,
It is hard to believe my year has come to an end. It has been
a year of growth, discovery and pure joy. The North Carolina
Watermelon Association has become like a second family to me
and has encouraged me to strive to be the absolute best I can be.
The friendships and love I have received are something I will
never ever forget. I am so proud of placing first runner up at the
National Watermelon Convention, and I cannot wait for Mrs. Eleanor to put me to work! Thank you so much to all our sponsors
and the board for allowing me to travel so much to represent this
great product and industry! Good luck to our new queen, you are
in for the ride of your life!
Thank you from the bottom of heart!
NC Queen Allyson excited to be a part of the NWA
Convention and national pageant.
National Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin presents Allyson
with the beautiful tray and flowers for first runner
up in the pageant.
NC Senator Brent Jackson, Queen Allyson and Mike Bunch
enjoy the auction at the NWA convention.
Queen Contestants ready for a fun filled evening celebrating
the start of the NWA Convention.
2013 NC Watermelon Queen Allyson welcomes contestants to
the 2014 NC Watermelon Queen pageant as they prepare for
the President’s Reception.
Past NC Watermelon Queens (plus one) welcome new queen
Breanna Williams to the family.
2014 NC Watermelon Queen Pageant contestants and Queen
Allyson getting ready for the convention auction.
SC Watermelon Queen Brooke Allender and Mar-Del Queen
Shelby Hurley congratulate Breanna Williams
the 2014 NC Queen.
Mr. James Buehler of International Paper purchased the one
of a kind watermelon decoration made and signed by Queen
Allyson at the NC Convention Auction.
Queen’s Kendall, Brandi, Allyson and Briston enjoyed a
relaxing lunch at the Pirates House in Savannah. Mrs. Eleanor Bullock congratulates Allyson
All the queens helping to celebrate the 100th birthday
of the NWA.
2013 Queen Allyson congratulates the new 2014 NC
Watermelon Queen Breanna Williams (left) and the First
Runner up Catherine Glover (right).
The NC Bicycle Team, Mike Bunch, Don Hiller and Michael
Bunch along with Queen Allyson getting ready for their
2014 National Watermelon Queen Pageant First Runner up -
Allyson Brake, 2014 National Queen – Brandi Harrison and
Second Runner up - Jordan Skipper.
NC Watermelon Queen, Allyson Brake, delivering her heart
felt speech during the NWA Convention.
Queen Contestants dressed for the promotional wear
competition at NWA Convention
The state queens before the speech competition
at NWA Convention
Multicorr’s John Goodloe and Josh Rowe hosted Mar-Del
Queen Chelsey and NC Queen Allyson to a wonderful dinner
in Savannah during the NWA Convention.
2013 Watermelon Queen
The North Carolina Water-
melon Association re-
cently held it 33rd Annual
Convention in Wrights-
ville Beach, NC. It was
a great convention and
we had six young ladies
competing for the title of
the 2014 North Carolina
Watermelon Queen. Each
of our contestants had
many wonderful quali-
ties that would have made
them a great watermelon
queen and our judges
enjoyed getting to know
each one of them. After a
very competitive pageant,
Miss Breanna Williams
of Smithfield, NC was
selected as our new queen.
Look for more details on
the NC Convention and
pageant in our next issue.
Looking forward to an
exciting year to come.