What an ending to our year and beginning of a new
year we have had!! Queen Emily was busy promoting to the very end of her reign. She finished out the
year by bringing in the New Year at the annual Watermelon Drop in Vincennes, IN. Thank you to Jeff
Blann of Blann Farms for sponsoring this event.
In January we traveled to Bloomington Indiana to
help with a Kroger Grand Re-Opening. Chef Poon
came to help with this event as well. Thank you
Mouzin Brother Farms for sponsoring this event.
Then we traveled to Ft. Myers Florida to attend the
Florida Watermelon Association Convention.
These events brought us to the closing of Queen Emily’s Tour with the Illiana Watermelon Association as
our 2014 Queen. But little did we know, she would
go on to the National Convention to be crowned as
our 2015 National Watermelon Queen!!!!!
Congratulations Miss Emily, we are so very proud
of YOU!!! Along with Miss Emily representing the
IWA as our National Queen, we also have Mr. Dennis Mouzin of the IWA serving as the President of the
National Watermelon Association this year as well.
IWA is so very proud to have these two representing
on a National level during the same year. Good Luck
to both of you!
Now on to our convention where Miss Emily gave up
her crown to the new 2015 Illiana Watermelon Asso-
ciation Queen Miss Lindsey Hampton.
Thank you to FreyCo Produce for sponsoring Lindsey
at the pageant. First Runner-Up was Taylor Goodman
and Second Runner-Up was Ashley Layman. Con-
gratulations to all of these young women.
Four days after being crowned, Queen Lindsey was
off and running at her first promotion. She attended
Ag Day at Vincennes University handing out free
watermelon to everyone.
Queen Lindsey is looking forward to this upcoming
year as our queen and I am sure she will do a fabulous
Spring is right around the corner and things are wind-
ing back up for another great year of promotions.
Thanks again to all of our sponsors. It is because of you
that we are able to go out and promote our industry.
In-Store Promotions are always fun with Chef Poon!!!
Queen - Miss Emily
Chapter Queens having some fun at FL Convention!!
Queen Emily with Miss Lori and sponsor Jeff Blann
Queen Lindsey at AG Day - Kids LOVE getting their picture
with the Queen!!!!!
Meet the 2015 IWA
Queen Miss Lindsey
Queen Lindsey with her sponsors - FreyCo Produce
The IWA Family PROUD of their 2015 National Queen!!!!!
Queen Lindsey with former IWA Queens handing
down the crown
Queen Emily with former National Queens -
Handing down the crown
Chapter Queens with Chastain Family FL Watermelon Conv.
Handing out free samples at AG Day
Brother Farms with
Chef Poon and
Starting her journey as
National Queen with