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About the Georgia Watermelon Queen Tour

The Georgia Watermelon Queen Tour is part of the overall promotional effort of the Georgia Watermelon Association to increase sales. The Georgia Watermelon Queen is selected annually as an AMBASSADOR for the watermelon industry. The competition takes place in conjunction with the Georgia Watermelon Association Annual Meeting.

The Queen spends the year traveling to cities throughout Georgia and the nation, talking to people in supermarkets, at fairs and festivals, telling everyone about the nutritional benefits, and economical values of watermelon.

The Queen is available for media appearances, in-store promotions, fairs, festivals or functions where watermelon is featured. For more information contact Dawn Cheplick, GWA Promotion Coordinator, dcheplick@asginfo.net or call the GWA office at 706-845-8575.

See below GWA Queen Promotion reports from the coordinator.


Meet our 2017 GWA Queen,
Anna Beth Potter 

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Anna Beth is the 21 year old daughter of Jay and Melissa Potter.  She is currently attending Lee University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish.  read more….

Anna Beth’s watermelon promotions will soon be in full swing!  They began with Ag Day at the Capital, Queen Training with the National Watermelon Promotion Board and the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston.  She will be very busy visiting schools and participating in their ‘Feed My School’  and Ag Expo programs.  Upcoming watermelon promotional events include:  Sutherland Food Show, media interviews, Cordele Watermelon Days Parade and Festival, Longo’s retail promotion in Toronto, ATL & Co. interview, commissaries
Keep an eye out for more updates, and CONTACT US to get the queen to come to your school, festival, grocery store or event! 



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