Holiday Greetings from the Illiana
Our year is quickly winding down but there is still
work to be done. Queen Emily traveled to Brown-stown early September to help out with the Jackson
County Watermelon Festival. A BIG thank you to
Kamman Farms for sponsoring this promotion.
This year, Queen Emily has enjoyed visiting many
elementary schools doing promotions. We participated in a Healthy Kids Day at South Knox Elementary in September where Queen Emily spoke
to several different grade levels during the course of
the day teaching them about the health benefits of
watermelon. Thank you to FreyCo. for sponsoring
In October, Emily traveled to Anaheim California
to attend the PMA Fresh Summit Conference where
she helped distribute information in the exhibit hall
for IWA where we shared a booth space with the
Indiana Department of Agriculture.
Then the very next weekend Queen Emily traveled
to Washington D.C. where she joined the other state
chapter queens to pull off one of the biggest promotions. On Saturday we had the pleasure of cutting up and handing out watermelon at the Marine
Corps Marathon Kids Run. The girls got to cheer
on the kids running, color pictures with them and
give them a refreshing snack....WATERMELON!!!
Then on Sunday the girls geared up to hand out
thousands of individual containers of watermelon to
the participants, family members and friends of the
Marine Corps Marathon. The entire weekend was
a very rewarding and successful weekend and a big
thanks goes out to NWA, Mike Horrall of Melon
Acres, Rich Novak, Brad Johnston of Multicorr, and
Arnold Mack of McMelon Inc. for sponsoring this
Looking ahead to the end of the year, Queen Emily
will be bringing in the New Year at the annual Watermelon Drop in Vincennes Indiana. They will be
dropping 15 Knox County watermelons 75 feet to
the Splatform below from the world famous 500lb.
watermelon, with fireworks to follow ringing in the
We want to wish you and your families a
Happy New Year!!
Lori A. Edwards
Queen Emily at PMA IWA Booth
Chapter Queens ready to start the Marine Corps Marathon!!
Elementary Healthy Kids Day
Cheering on the kids at the finish!
with Kelly and
Ready to serve it up!
Miss Queen Emily
in the Parade of
Marine Corps Marathon 2014
The picture says it
Watermelon Festival Queen Emily and JSlice being photo bombed!!
PMA 2014 with Chef Poon
Parade of Lights 2014
Queen Emily & Vickie Horrall working IWA booth at PMA
Promotion Coordinators and Queens ready to