South Carolina ended their promotional year
with 3 large events in October. First, Chef Joe
Poon joined us for the SC State Fair in Columbia. Crowds were lined up all day to see Joe
do his carvings and to listen to his presentation/
demos. Joe did a fantastic job of showing the
versatility of watermelons by carving numerous Halloween displays. He also did a large
carving for Breast Cancer Awareness. As always, Joe made the event and we look forward
to having him back with us again next year.
Second, Brooke and I traveled to PMA in
Anaheim, CA. The displays this year were
awesome and the crowds were huge. Matt
Cornwell and Sonny Dickinson from the SC
Department of Agriculture, worked their usual
magic with the South Carolina Booth.
Finally, the year ended with a trip to the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. The
NWPB along with Don Hiller did an outstanding job of organizing this promotion. All of
the state queens were in attendance and a great
time was had by all.
As this year closes and we look forward to
2015, I want to thank Brooke Allender for
her hard work this year as our South Carolina
Watermelon Queen. Brooke has worked many
hours and traveled many miles to make this
year a success. I also want to thank Brooke
Bell and Emily Dicks for stepping up and filling in for double bookings throughout the year.
The ultimate thanks go to our SCWA members
who make this wonderful opportunity possible
for our watermelon queens. You will never
know what a difference that you make in these
young women’s lives and how much each and
every one of you is appreciated.
As convention season nears, we hope that ev-
eryone has a successful convention as well as a
successful watermelon season.
SC Promotions Coordinator
Brooke is admiring some of Joe’s handiwork.
Brooke and Montana enjoying the sweet treats.
Crowds gather to watch Joe perform his magic.
Queens in DC
Enjoying dinner at Georgia Browns.
The girls enjoy their tour.
Kids Run at the
Chef Joe Poon doing what he does best!
The Holidays are here!
Queens at PMA.
Joe working the crowds.