Greeting from Florida the Sunshine State
As our 2017 year begins our 2016 Queen Katy Mae Harrison
attended several promotions in the month of January and
On January 27, Queen Katy Mae and I traveled to St. Simons
Island, Georgia to attend the Georgia Watermelon Convention at the King & Prince Resort. Congratulations to Anna
Beth Potter for being crowned the 2017 Georgia Watermelon
Queen. Special Thank you to “Melon 1” for sponsoring us to
attend this convention.
On February 3, Queen Katy Mae and I headed to the 52nd
Annual Mar- Del Watermelon Convention being held at
the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge,
Maryland. Thank you to our sponsor Bob Gibson - Gibson
Watermelon Sales and Produce, for sponsoring us for this
event. Congratulations to Connor Vincent for being crowned
the 2017 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen.
The second weekend in February, Queen Katy Mae headed
to Biloxi, Mississippi for the Alabama Watermelon Convention “Going to the Movies”. A weekend of fun being
sponsored by Jeff Garrett – Clifton Seed Company, Chandler
Mack – McMelon Farms, Heather Raulerson – International
Paper and Billy Smith – Billy Smith Watermelons. Thanks
to Ann Bryant for helping out that weekend with Queen Katy
Mae. Congratulations to Paige Severino for being crowned
the 2017 Alabama Watermelon Queen.
Queen Katy Mae and I enjoyed our last adventure together
as we headed to Lake Tahoe for the National Watermelon
Convention held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,
Spa and Casino to compete for the National Watermelon
Queen Title. Queen Katy Mae placed 2nd runner up for the
National Watermelon Queen Title. We are all so proud of her
for the job she did this past year. She not only put her heart
in this job but her hard work as well. I will always cherish
the wonderful memories we have had together. Thanks to
everyone that attended and supported Queen Katy Mae at
Nationals. Congratulations to Madison Laney of Alabama
for being crowned the 2017 National Watermelon Queen
and Sarah Lemon of North Carolina for first runner-up. Also
Congratulations to Queen Madison for winning the “Miss
Now a little bit about our 49th Annual Florida Watermelon
Convention “Down by the Bay” which was held this year
on Jan 13th -15th at the beautiful Sanibel Harbor Marriott
Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. Congratulations to Ms.
Jane Hussey for receiving the “June Smith Award”. We had 6
beautiful young ladies this year compete for the 2017 Florida
Watermelon Queen Title. Congratulations to Savannah
Christensen of Arcadia for being crowned the 2017 Florida
Watermelon Queen and receiving the “Miss Jubilee Award”.
Savannah is attending the University of South Florida. First
Runner-up is Raychel Thomas of Branford and second
runner-up is Shelby Blackwell of Newberry. All the contestants did a wonderful job competing for the 2017 Florida
Watermelon Queen Title.
Wishing everyone a successful Watermelon season this
year…………… Until next time!
Debra Harrison -
Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator
Cell: (863) 633-8306
to Sarah Lemon
– first runner-up,
her family at
Mae and her
Our “Dearest Has Been’s” and our 2017 Florida Watermelon
Queen Savannah Christensen.
Girls having fun in Lake Tahoe.
Raychel Thomas –
First Runner-up, 2017
Blackwell – Second
Rosardo for all
of your support
and NWPB for all
NASCAR Infinity Driver Ross Chastain with our 2017 Florida
Ms. June Smith Award Recipients congratulating 2017 Winner
Mrs. Jane Hussey.
Our 2017 Florida Watermelon Contestant. Queen Katy Mae chatting with Bob Gibson and his son Rob at the
Mar-Del Watermelon Convention.
Queen Katy Mae
and Nascar Infinity Driver Ross
Congratulations to 2017 Alabama Watermelon
Queen Paige Severino.
2017 Georgia Watermelon Queen
– Anna Beth Potter.