Howdy from Texas! I hope everyone is having an exceptionally sweet
and prosperous year.
Most of you know we do not have a queen this year, but we are grateful
to have our 2013 queen, Kendall Duke, helping out with promotions. In
May she went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to the Susan G. Komen Race
for the Cure with Jimmy Henderson and his family. She and the National
Watermelon Queen, Brandi Harrison, had a great time handing out watermelon during the event where approximately 50,000 people attended
and 2. 5 million dollars was raised for breast cancer research.
A few weeks ago I attended the Cyclobia community bicycle event in
downtown Brownsville, Texas where the ladies from the Junior League
and I cut and handed out delicious watermelon to all the hot and tired
bike riders. It was a terrific community event and people loved the watermelon.
Finally, I’d like you all to know that this year the Texas Watermelon
Association is having its annual convention on November 7th- 8th, and
we would like to invite everyone to attend. The convention will be in
McAllen, Texas. On Friday we will have a member dinner and dance at
McAllen Country Club. Then on Saturday we will have our meeting at
the Embassy Suites and there will be activities for family members like
a shopping or spa outing for the ladies and a tennis morning at the club
for kids. That evening we will have our auction and a casino night where
you can play blackjack, roulette, let it ride, and craps. We will also have
some great prizes. Our president, Jeff Fawcett, has been working hard
to put together a fun convention so we hope all of you will come. Please
contact me at the email address below if you’d like to receive an email
about registering for our convention.
Have a wonderful, safe summer!
With fondest wishes,
Kendall Duke and NWA Queen, Brandi Harrison, with the
Henderson family at the Race for the Cure.
The TWA tent at the Cyclobia event in Brownsville
Colton Henderson gets a kiss from the queens.
So happy to get to spend time together!
The Brownsville Junior League ladies
who helped set up and work