Happy spring from Texas! I hope everyone this letter
reaches is well, healthy and happy. The months after the
holidays have been relatively quiet for Queen Kristin as far
as promotions go, but she was busy getting ready for the
national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. We found
New Orleans to be a bustling city that was great in culture.
The first evening of the convention we enjoyed the reception and festivities at Mardi Gras World. Kristin and I
loved seeing our old friends from the NWA and, of course,
meeting new ones. The next day the state queens gave their
speeches, competed in the seed spit, and then helped with
the very successful auction. Saturday morning we listened
to some informative speakers and then the girls had the
promotion wear competition, their interviews with the
judges, their on camera interviews, and the written portion
of the competition. Saturday afternoon the girls had a little
down time, and Kristin got to enjoy seeing some of New
Orleans with her parents. Saturday night was the evening
gown competition and all of the girls looked beautiful.
Congratulations to all of them for a job well done!
I wanted everyone to know that Kristin was wonderful to
work with and was always an extremely adaptable, kind,
and caring young lady that worked very hard for the association. She had a few words for everyone about her year…
“Wow, it’s difficult to summarize what a wonderful time I
had this past year. From expos, to festivals, to store promotions, it was an exciting year spreading knowledge about
Texas watermelons! I truly am blessed to have been provided with this wonderful opportunity. It was a privilege
to work for the Texas Watermelon Association as their
promotional ambassador. Throughout the year I was able
to meet amazing people and get a glimpse of all of the hard
work that goes into producing Texas watermelons. I am so
very thankful to all the sponsors who made this possible.
Nowell Borders Companies, Wiggins Watermelons, Warren Produce, McWhirter Farms, Texas Melon Exchange,
NWA and NWPB, thank you for all your support! This is
an amazing program, product, and community. I am sad
my year is over, but also filled with excitement for the new
2016 Texas Watermelon Queen. She has an amazing year
of growth and learning ahead!”
We wish Kristin much success as she continues her education in grad school. She is a smart, beautiful young lady
and has a great future ahead of her.
In the months ahead I look forward to getting to know our
2016 Texas Watermelon Queen, Makensie Anderson. In
April we have an expo in San Antonio, then queen training
in Florida, and in May we will be heading to the Race for
the Cure in Minneapolis. After that, the summer promotions begin!
I pray everyone has a wonderful watermelon growing season and a great harvest. May this year find you and yours
blessed in every way.
With fondest regards,
TWA Queen Coordinator
Queen Kristin and Jesse Wiggins,
who got in the Mardi Gras spirit
Miss Eleanor, her daughter, Lori, and some former national
queens- always beautiful
The girls enjoyed the evening at Mardi Gras World
#2 Queen Kristin and Jesse Wiggins, who got in the Mardi
Busy auction helpers
Smile! Beautiful girls in their beautiful gowns
TWA members, Gerry Lozano and Brandon Henderson, wish
Kristin good luck.
Promotion wear competition
Ready for their speeches!
Kristin and her proud parents, David and Patricia Valadez
Bob Morrissey and the state beauties
in front of a Mardi Gras float
Congratulations to Carla Penney, 2016 NWA Queen!
Kristin’s final seed spit as the 2015 TWA Queen
A reporter does a spot for the local news
Kristin congratulates Queen Carla and 1st runner up,