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Happy watermelon season from Mar-Del Water-
We crowned our new 2017 Mar- Del Watermelon
Queen, Connor Vincent, in February at our annual
banquet in Cambridge, Maryland. Connor has hit
the ground running with her new role as Watermelon Queen.
Following our banquet, Connor traveled to South
Carolina where she accompanied her other sister
queens in the Cooper Bridge run. Connor enjoyed working with the other state queens and
hydrating the finishers of the Cooper Bridge run
With one promotion under her crown, she was off
to queen training. She enjoyed learning more about
the watermelon industry and what her role as watermelon queen would be. Gallo Communications
gave great pointers during their media training.
Connor was also able to do a mock T.V interview.
Once again, the promotion board put on an awe-
some training for the 2017 Watermelon Queens.
Connor was able to put her media training to use in
her first T.V. interview with DelmarvaLife, a local
news station on Delmarva. She demonstrated how
to make watermelon fire and ice salsa and watermelon lemonade. The recipes were a huge hit.
We were exhibitors once again for University of
Delaware Ag Day. Connor served watermelon
to over 7,000 people! It was a record high attendance for Ag Day and a beautiful day to pass out
Next, we headed off to Princeton Junior School
for their spring festival. Connor judged a watermelon-eating contest and passed out watermelon
to all those who attended. We met many watermelon lovers!
Connor attended the Monster Mile NASCAR race
with Ross Chastain along with safety day at a local elementary school, Givens Produce Stand, and
Giant Foods Store. We were able to remind fans to
buckle up and “protect your Melon” with Delaware
Highway and Safety. It was a great three days of
racing. We were excited that Ross had his Debut
Cup race at Dover NASCAR Track.
Mar-Del is quickly approaching our watermelon
season. The calendar is filling up with promotions
and we are ready for another great season. Mar-Del Association is excited to encourage everyone
to buy a local Mar-delicious watermelon! Happy
Watermelon Season to all!
Getting some interview practice at Queen training!
We passed out 2 full bins of
watermelon at the University of
Delaware Ag Day! Everyone
enjoyed a slice of watermelon
on a hot day!
Queen Connor passing out watermelon at the University of
Delaware Ag Day.
Celebrating with the
contest winner at the
Princeton Junior School
Enjoying downtown Charleston, SC with the other State Queens.
We went on a horse carriage ride around town.
Queen Connor excited to
pass out watermelon at the
Cooper Bridge Run in
Queen Connor in our buy local promotional billboard! This will
be displayed along Maryland and Delaware highways for all
commuters to see!
Queen Connor with host of Delmarva life! They had so much fun
talking about Mar-Del watermelons and how to pick the perfect
All of Delmarva now knows how to make watermelon salsa and
Queen Connor on pit rd getting ready to send Ross of to his first
race of the weekend.
Giant Store promotion with Delaware Highway and Safety
Protect your Melon campaign. We accompanied Ross Chastain
and handed out watermelon to all the fans!
location for Tour
one of the pit
Ready to learn all
at Queen Training, in Atlanta,
meeting the other
state queens and
about the watermelon industry.