Greetings from Alabama,
Watermelon season is here and Queen Paige has
been busy learning about the watermelon industry from start to finish. The 2017 Queen Tour
started with the annual National Watermelon
Promotion Board Queen Training in Atlanta,
Georgia. Queen Paige left training prepared to
promote watermelons at types of venues and represent the industry with poise and eloquence.
Next, we were off to Charleston, SC to the Cooper River Bridge Run. Queen Paige, as well as,
many other state queens helped the South Carolina Watermelon Association pass out watermelon
to thousands of runners. This run is ranked as the
3rd largest 10k in America and promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.
With watermelon season in full swing comes
watermelon festivals. Queen Paige attended
the Newberry Watermelon Festivals where she
rode in the parade, visited the festivals and welcomed the newly crowned festival queens. While
in Florida, we were able to visit a few special
people and see them in action this season. Thank
you for taking the time to visit with us: Mr.
Billy and Mrs. Corliss Smith with Billy Smith
Watermelons, Mr. Trey and Mrs. Amber Smith,
Mr. Rantz and Mrs. Stephanie Smith with Smith
Farms, and Mr. Dan and Mrs. Carrie Thomas
with Diamond 99. Thank you all for your hospitality and support!
Queen Paige was invited to speak at the annual Alabama Ag in the Classroom convention.
She spoke to over 100 teachers on how to use
watermelon in their classroom. Alabama Ag in
the Classroom provides teachers with the tools
needed to educate students on the importance of
agriculture and how it affects their daily lives.
We have covered a lot of ground already and
have much more to cover. The next few months
will be filled with farm tours, grocery store
promotions, watermelon festivals visits, farmers’
market visits, and media interviews. We hope to
see you soon in our travels!
Alabama Watermelon Association
Proud partner with NWA for 8 years.
Congratulations to the 2017 Newberry Festival Queens.
Thank you, Mr. Dan and Mrs. Carrie Thomas of Diamond 99, for
the farm tour in Bell, Florida.
National Queen Madison and Queen Paige are excited to speak
to the elementary students about eating healthy and delicious
FL Queen Savannah, National Queen Madison, and AL Queen
Paige had a great time at Bell Elementary School with Ashley and
Queen Paige touring Smith Farms of Bell with Mr. Rantz Smith.
Queen Paige enjoyed
the hands-on approach
to learning how
Queen Paige enjoying the Newberry Festival Queens tea with past
AL and National Queen Amber Nolin Smith.
Stephanie and Juliemar of the NWPB with Queen Paige after
completing a successful queen training session in Atlanta, GA.
Alabama Ag in the Classroom allowed Paige to speak to over a
hundred teachers on using watermelon in their classroom.
GA Queen Anna-Beth and Queen
Paige are ready for
training at the National Watermelon
Thank you to the South Carolina Association for inviting us to the
Cooper River Bridge Run. Watermelon fuels athletes campaign
is a huge success.
Enjoying the beautify coast line in Charleston, South Carolina.
Thank you for being our sponsor! Mr. Billy of Billy Smith’s
Watermelons and Queen Paige.