What an exciting year it’s been for Carla Penney, 2016 National Watermelon Queen. We
at NWA thank Carla for the great job she did representing NWA, and the Watermelon
Industry. We also would like to again thank all the sponsors that made this year possible.
We have so much to share, The pictures say it best. Special thanks to all the following
for these promotions.
Marine Corp Marathon….NWA…Arlington, Virginia
United Fresh Produce of the Americas; Coronado Elementary School; Safeway of
Nogales….North County Fruit Sales; Big Chuy; Cactus Melon; Grower Alliance
LLC; Ag Solutions
Texas Watermelon Convention…McAllen, Texas…Wiggins Farms; Luke Brown
Georgia Fruit & Vegetable…Savannah, GA; Georgia Watermelon Association;
South Carolina Watermelon Convention..Columbia, SC ; Kendra Kennedy,
Mr. Food, National TV…F Lauderdale, FL; NWPB
Georgia Watermelon Convention;
St Simons Island, GA; GWA
Rotary Club…Cordele, GA;
Griffin Lumber Company
Produce; Scot & Caitlin Givens
Eleanor T Bullock;
NWA Promotion Coordinator;
National Report 2017
National Watermelon Queen
Congratulations to Madison Laney
on earning the title of 2017 National
Watermelon Queen! A busy and
exciting year awaits you! I’m so
excited to be working with you!
Congratulations to Madison
for winning the Miss Jubilee Award
also, and to Miss Sarah Lemons on
being selected, First Runner-up and
to Miss Katy Mae Harrison on being
selected Second Runner-up. I
congratulate each of you on the
amazing job you did representing
your states all year!
We thank everyone that donated
and purchased at our auction, it’s
because that we are able to promote
and operate NWA! Thank you for
your continued generousity!
It was an awesome convention,
with unsurpassed scenery, and
breathtaking views and a gathering
of the world’s finest people!
Thanks to all that donated towards
Madison’s scholarships and awards;
NWA; Multicorr Corp; Seminis
Vegetable Seeds; Bayer for the
I Pad; the Memorial Scholarship
Fund in memory of Oren Childers;
Brent and Debbie Jackson in
memory of their son Adam; to
Wiggins Farms for the purchase
of Madison’s luggage; Melon1
for the beautiful watermelon
diamond earrings; and to Bob
and Rob Gibson, Gibson’s Produce
for the beautiful diamond watermelon bracelet. Thanks to each of you!
Eleanor T Bullock
We enjoy a visit with another Co Sponsor Big Chuy Distrs. &
Sons, for the United Fresh Produce of the Americas in Nogales
Makensie and Carla congratulate, Chloe Brown 2017 Texas
We enjoy a visit with Co Sponsor Cactus Melon Special thanks to this group for sponsoring us to the Texas
Thanks to the Grower Alliance Team for helping Sponsor us to
Carla gets help from this great Marine
Our girls were Race Ready at the Marine Corp Marathon
Carla, J Slice and Stephanie, as Carla starts the race at the Fun
Run at the Pentagon The Sponsorship Luncheon, thank you all
Co Sponsor, of
to McAllen, Tex-
as for the Texas
Carla and the girls are Watermelon Ready for the Healthy Kids
Fun Run at the Pentagon
Valarie and Jim
Zaferis, of North
you for your
to Paige Severino,
AWA President Jeff Garrett, with a
beautiful group of Watermelon Queens!
Carla and Madison
at the Alabama
Carla and this dressed up group of ladies enjoy “Night at the
Movies” at the Alabama Convention
One of Carla’s gifts from NWA, thank you
Carla for a job well done! We love you!
at the Intergro
Booth during the
Georgia Thank you to Ag Solutions for your sponsorship!
Proud partner with NWA for 8 years.