What a fun year it has been for the NC Watermelon Queen Miss Sarah Lemons. Sarah was
the perfect watermelon ambassador and we
would like to thank her for her dedication this
season. Always happy to be promoting watermelons no matter the time, place or heat index!
She had a smile on her face and was gracious
to everyone. We must also congratulate Queen
Sarah for being selected First Runner Up in the
NWA Queen Pageant in Lake Tahoe, NV and
for representing North Carolina so well. Sarah
wanted an opportunity to say a farewell to all of
her supporters this year.
Watermelon Farewell Letter from Queen Sarah:
My year as the 2016 North Carolina Watermelon Queen has been one of the greatest blessings
of my life. When I received my crown one year
ago, I had no idea that I was about to embark
on the most fulfilling and joyful journey of my
life. I have gained a perspective on the agricultural industry this year that fills me with the
upmost respect and gratefulness for the food on
my plate. I will carry the friendships that I have
made with my watermelon family with me for
the rest of my life. As I pass on the crown to the
next lucky young woman, I am reminded of one
of my favorite quotes: “How lucky I am to have
something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Telling the North Carolina Watermelon Association story came with ease because of the great
pride I hold in my heart for each and every one
of you. I will treasure this year for the rest of
my life and I cannot thank you enough for this
Queen Sarah and I had the opportunity to promote the NC Watermelon Association at the
South Carolina and Mar-Del Watermelon Conventions. A special thank you to both groups
for your hospitality, we had lots of fun. Be sure
to check out our next article for scenes from the
36th Annual NCWA Convention.
Promotions Coordinator 336-583-9630
It is always fun to see our friends Steve and Harrison from
Freshouse. We all enjoyed the Mar-Del Convention.
All of the young ladies looked beautiful in their evening gowns. Queen Sarah congratulates the 2017 Mar-Del Queen
Miss Connor Vincent
Sarah and all her sister queens enjoying some fun on the beach at
Sarah enjoying the casino night at the Mar-Del Watermelon
Queen Sarah marveling at the beauty of Lake Tahoe
Two NC red heads…Past NC Queen Susan Harrison, Sarah and
Brent Harrison having fun at the NWA auction. Thank you to the
Harrison’s for getting all the queens a special gift.
Queen Sarah and Queen Amy enjoyed meeting the “birds” at the
night party at the
Julie Mar, Stephanie and Rebecca from the NWPB congratulate
Sarah, Laura and Carla enjoying the banquet at the SCWA
Queen Sarah helping with the SCWA Auction
Congratulations to the 2017 NWA Queen Pageant winners. Sarah
Lemons first runner up, Madison Laney 2017 Queen and Katie
Mae Harrison second runner up. It was a great pageant.
Queen Sarah enjoying the warm fire of the hotel lobby in cold
NCWA members Garrett Howell, Rob Glover, Courtney & James
Sharp congratulate Sarah on her success.