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Winter Queen Updates


On December 11, 2020, Queen Bethany, Debbie Johnson, and I attended the 15th Annual Florida Seed Company Skeet Shoot in Nokomis, FL. This fun-filled day proved to be a great success as we were able to add seven new grower members to the association! Queen Bethany handed out FWA license tags and other promotional items. She also assisted with handing out door prizes and raffle tickets to all the shooters. Thanks to Florida Seed Company for having us!

Recently, Queen Bethany and other State and National Queens got together via Zoom for a virtual queen training with Carmine & Vanessa Gallo and NWPB. We are very excited to announce that Queen Bethany has decided to stay on and serve as our 2021 Florida Watermelon Queen. In 2022, she will compete for the National Watermelon Queen title.


In other news, the 2021 Florida State Fair has been moved from February to April. We hope to have a date to share with you in the next newsletter. Make plans to attend and support the FWA and your Queen!

In March, Queen Bethany will be attending the Florida Spring Savage Race in Dade City, Fla, where she will be handing out promotional items for all participants in the race.

Queen Bethany and I are looking forward to promoting watermelons in 2021; something we all love!


If you would like for us to attend one of your favorite schools or grocery stores, please contact me directly at Debra@flfwa.com or by calling (863) 633-8306.


Debra Harrison

Promotions/Queen Coordinator

FWA Association

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As we embark on the upcoming watermelon season, I would like to update you all on the state of our membership. We ended 2020 with 177 members. So far in 2021 we have 97 renewed members. If you haven

The Florida Watermelon Association is a non-profit organization.

Florida Watermelon Association
P.O. Drawer 8
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Phone: 239.658.1442
Fax: 239.658.1448

Executive Director

Debbie Johnson

dalexander@flfwa.com

Promotions/Queen Inquiries

Debra Harrison

Phone: 863.633.8306
Email: debra@flfwa.com

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