January 30- February 1, 2015

Georgia Watermelon Association annual meeting and Queen competition

The Georgia Watermelon Association is currently making plans for their annual meeting and Watermelon Queen Competition to be held January 30- February 1, 2015 at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons, Georgia. The event offers exhibits, networking and recreational opportunities, and educational sessions designed to bring the most up-to-date and relevant information to the watermelon industry.

The meeting offers several informative educational sessions for watermelon production. Continuing education credits are available. Additionally, a Georgia Watermelon Association Meeting with Rich Chastain, President, will also be held.

Other special events are planned for the conference as well. Friday afternoon is open to all attendees. Feel free to enjoy an afternoon of golf, clay and skeet shooting, or relaxing at the resort. A President's Welcome Reception with entertainment will be held on Friday evening at the resort.

Following the Saturday educational sessions the traditional Seed Spitting Contest will be held. Saturday afternoon wraps up with a lunch buffet, live auction and reception.

The event concludes Saturday evening with the much anticipated Watermelon Queen Contest and Dinner. The winner of the competition will represent Georgia's watermelon industry and Association in over 50 promotions during her reign as Georgia Watermelon Queen. She will be educating the consumers and media the importance of safe handling practices and preparation techniques.

Additionally, she will educate the consumers and media of the nutritional and economical value of watermelons.

For more information, please contact Charles Hall, Executive Director, Georgia Watermelon Association, P.O. Box 1109, LaGrange, GA, 30240, phone 877-994-3842 or fax 706-883-8215 or e-mail chall@asginfo.net.

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