Summer time is Watermelon Time!!!
Starting off our summer watermelon promotions Queen Sa-
vannah, Raychel, and I have been busy promoting something
we love, “Florida Watermelons”!
The month of March started off with our first runner-up
Raychel Thomas and I in Tallahassee with the Dept. of Ag
Fresh from Florida “Taste of Florida Agriculture” event. We
handed out slices of watermelons to all of our State Leaders
in Tallahassee and visiting officials throughout the State of
Florida. Attendance of 200 plus enjoyed this event. Then,
that weekend Queen Savannah and I headed to Dade City for
a two-day event, “The Savage Race” with over 6,000 participant’s challenging the 25 obstacles within a 7 mile race. At
the end of the race everyone enjoyed a slice of watermelon
under our beautiful watermelon tent. We all survived that
fun and windy weekend. The end of March, Queen Savannah and I headed to Charleston, South Carolina for their 40th
Annual Cooper River Run. A day filled where our awesome
team handed out over 44,000 cups of watermelon to all the
runners. Thanks to South Carolina Watermelon Association
and Coordinator Ann Bryant for having us that weekend.
The month of April, Queen Savannah and I, started off at the
Providence Community School in Lakewood Ranch educating elementary kids on the healthy facts of watermelons.
Thanks to Robbie Abbott Farms for donating watermelons.
From there we were off to meet up with Raychel Thomas in
Atlanta for the NWPB Queen Training Seminar. A day filled
with media and etiquette training. Thanks to NWPB and
everyone that made this training so successful. As a coordinator, I look forward to this event every year. The following
weekend Queen Savannah and I visited watermelon farmers
in their field, packing sheds, and visited with our watermelon
buyers. We appreciate everyone for taking the time out of
their busy schedule to visit with us and also Melon 1 for a
wonderful lunch. Our month ended with double promotions
starting off with our First Runner-up, Raychel Thomas and I
in Richmond, Virginia along with Nascar Infinity Driver #4
Ross Chastain. Our first stop for the week, was at the Food
Lion Grocery Store handing out watermelon slices to everyone that visited that day. Then, on to Richmond International
Speedway. A day filled with promoting Florida Watermelons
and handing out slices to all the Nascar fans. Thanks to the
Florida Watermelon Association for not only sponsoring us
but for sponsoring Ross that day. Ross and his Watermelon
team greatly appreciates being able to have the Florida
Watermelon Association back on his #4 Infinity NASCAR
Car. That weekend Queen Savannah was in Arcadia crowning and giving up her title as the 2016 Desoto County Watermelon Queen. Congratulations to Sydney Esquibel for
being crowned the 2017 Desoto County Watermelon Queen.
Also thank you to Liz Christensen for chaperoning Savannah for this event. Our last event ended on that Sunday with
Savannah and I attending the National Migrant Conference
in Orlando. Thanks again Robbie Abbott Farms for donating
watermelons for this conference. If you haven’t yet seen our
“Facebook” page go to Florida Watermelon Association and
like it. There are a lot of our watermelon promotions pictures
Until next time, be sure and pick up a Florida Watermelon
from your local grocery store!
Debra Harrison – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell: (863) 633-8306
Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator
Thanks Stephanie and Juliemar with NWPB for a wonderful
“Queen Training” in Atlanta.
Thanks Carmine and Vanessa Gallo for the media training and the
book “The Storyteller Secrets”.
Are you “Ready, Set, Go”. Watermelon Eating Contest at
Providence Community School.
Queen Savannah handed out cups of Watermelon to all the
runners at the “Cooper River Run”.
tensen and South
Everyone enjoying the Watermelon Slices after competing the
“Savage Race” Run!
A “Taste of Florida
from the Seed Production with
Paul Sawyers at Siegers Seed
Congratulations to Sydney Esquibel for being chosen the 2017
Desoto County Watermelon Queen.
Queen Savannah visiting with First Vice- President Carr Hussey
and his family while they were in Arcadia.
A beautiful day at the Richmond International Raceway.
Nascar Infinity Driver Ross Chastain and our first runner-up
Raychel Thomas at the Food Lion Grocery Store
in Richmond, VA.
to taking time out for lunch with Melon 1.
Thanks everyone so much!
to the Watermelon Packing Shed!
to the “Watermelon Field” with Chad Chastain and Doug Miller.
Handing out slices of Florida Watermelon and Florida Oranges
at the National Migrant Conference in Orlando with the 2017
Florida Citrus Queen Paige Todd and Kim Fioramanti.