S.C. Watermelon Association holds annual meeting

IMG 7318COLUMBIA, SC — Gilbert Miller, a Clemson University researcher at Edisto Research Center in Blackville, SC, was elected president of the South Carolina Watermelon Association Jan. 14 at its 45th annual meeting, here. The association also celebrated the crowning of a 2017 South Carolina Watermelon Queen Blakely S. Johnson of Denmark, SC; raised $104,800 for South Carolina watermelon research and promotion during a live auction; and set a marketing plan for the year.


Lynn Williams of Williams Farms in Lodge, SC, who earlier had been a South Carolina Watermelon Queen contestant and this year was a judge for the contest, met with Minta Wade, watermelon queen coordinator from 1985 to 1997, who guided four South Carolina queens to national titles.