Here we go again. Farmers have a spring in their
steps, tractors become an everyday presence and
the work days become longer. Springtime in Illiana started with rain and mild temperatures but
the forecast heats up quickly.
Queen McKenzi and 1st runner up, Queen Ashley, were eager to learn more about this watermelon industry as they started their training
in sunny Orlando. The National Watermelon
Promotion Board once again did an excellent
job transforming these beautiful ladies into watermelon industry ambassadors. McKenzi and
Ashley enjoyed getting to know the other queens
from other states.
Queen Ashley made her debut at the ‘Day on the
Farm’. She interacted with all area 3rd graders.
From inside a greenhouse the kids learned about
how watermelons grow, the nutritional value, fun
facts and they even got to take a plant home to
grow on their own. Ashley did a terrific job and
special thank you to Melon Acres for sponsoring
this educational opportunity for kids.
Queen McKenzi celebrated the 40th Annual
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, over Memorial
Day weekend. The rendezvous takes us back to
the 18th century in to the US revolutionary war
with sights, smells, sounds and tastes with watermelon being a part of that. The weekend is fun
filled with a lot of hard work as 35,000 visitors
go back in time. This event takes a lot of planning and dedication by individuals to make the
weekend work as a whole. Thank you to David
Mayhue at Schmieding Produce for donating
three bins of watermelons! Philip McGovern at
Caito Foods for supplying the cut service and
delivery! Barry Hines and Wabash Foods for receiving, holding and delivering to sight! Carrie
Smith and her helpers for working the weekend!
Queen McKenzi for serving with a smile. Each
of you are truly appreciated.
Our event calendar seems to get fuller each week
and we look forward to a busy and prosperous
Day on the farm with Queen Ashley
Fun day making promotional videos
Happy 49th Birthday Miss Eleanor
Queen McKenzi takes a step back to the 18th century
We love to eat Queen McKenzi at Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
A blast at Queen training
Pick me, pick me, Miss Ashley
1st runner up Queen Ashley & Queen McKenzi with Bestsell-
ing author Carmine Gallo
3rd graders enjoying time with Queen Ashley