Happy New Year from Texas! I hope your holidays were
The fall was eventful for our queen. In October Queen
took part in was the health expo for the runners and their
families. Thousands of people came through to look at all
that the vendors had to offer and the NWPB had visitors
making signs for their runners, picking up watermelon
recipe cards, and of course, visiting with the state and national queens. The next day was the Kid’s Run at the Pentagon and it was a beautiful day for the children who ran
and then enjoyed the delicious watermelon given out by
the lovely queens. That afternoon Makensie and the other
state queens got a chance to visit the different memorials and some of the museums in our nation’s capitol. The
last day was the big event, the 10K and the marathon, and
the girls worked long and hard as they handed out watermelon to the very appreciative runners. Our thanks go out
to the NWPB team and Mr. Don Hiller for a great event.
We’d also like to thank the NWA for helping to sponsor
this trip every year.
In November, the Texas Watermelon Association had
its 51st annual convention and it was a great success.
Moves” welcome reception and pig roast, then on Friday
we had the speakers, auction, and dance. Saturday morning was a day to be introduced to our extremely smart
and lovely contestants who gave their speeches, answered
the impromptu question, and modeled their promotion
wear. That afternoon the girls had their interviews with
the judges, and the members went to a greenhouse tour
and luncheon. Finally, on Saturday night we had the
evening gown competition and dinner. After dinner, the
suspense was ended when the results of the pageant were
announced. The second runner-up was Miss Hailie Ci-omperlik;of;San;Juan,;Texas,;first;runner-up;was;Miss
Madeline Cash of Childress, Texas and crowned as the
2017 Texas Watermelon Queen was the beautiful Chloe
Brown of Center, Texas. Chloe is a student at Stephen F.
Austin State University and is studying business marketing. I look forward to getting to know Chloe and having
a wonderful year watching her grow as the next Texas
Watermelon Association Queen.
As for our lovely 2016 Queen Makensie, I am excited to
see her compete at nationals. She has been a hard-working,
wonderful young lady to spend time with and I wish her
all the best. She also wanted me pass this message on to
everyone, “I am looking forward to February when I get to
represent Texas and compete for the National title. It will
be great seeing everyone again after the holidays.” Thank
you again to our generous queen sponsors: Nowell Borders
Companies, Warren Produce, and Wiggins Wholesale.
With fondest regards,
Barbara Duda TWA Coordinator
Casino night fun
Kendall Brown, Luke Brown, Makensie and NWA Queen,
Carla Penny at the Texas “Boots, Booze and Bad Dance
Moves” pig roast
The Borders watermelon family
congratulates one of their own.
Makensie and Mr. Don Hiller, who provided the delicious
Passing down the crown with past TWA Queens Lacy Jones,
Kimberly Burke, Kendall Brown, and Makensie Anderson with
the newest member 2017 Queen, Chloe Brown
All the girls are ready for action at the
Marine Corps Marathon.
2016 Queen Makensie, 2017 TWA Queen Chloe Brown, 1st
runner-up, Madeline Cash and 2nd runner-up, Hailie Ciomperlik
Seeing the capitol
sight- seeing and
Makensie and all the girls worked hard passing out watermelon
to the runners.
Zach Fawcett and the queen contestants showing their moves
at the dance
Congratulations to the 2017 Texas Watermelon Queen,
Contestants Hailie Ciomperlik, Cari Stewart, Madeline Cash,
Sarah Friedel and Chloe Brown in their promotion wear
Makensie and I with Jesse Wiggins, Brandi Harrison, Kendall
Brown, Miss Eleanor and the 2016 NWA Queen, Carla Penny
Queen Makensie encouraging an artist at the Health Expo in
Queen Makensie congratulates the drawing winner,