Heartland LIVING Dec 2021 Issue

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2022 Florida Watermelon Association

By Christy Swift The Florida Watermelon Association Queen Program has been in place since 1965, and the 2022 Queen and runners up have just been chosen! These young women were selected as public ambassadors representing Florida’s watermelon industry across the state and beyond. The pageant is run by the Florida Watermelon Association, whose mission is to support research, education, and promotion of the fresh Florida watermelon industry. Seven young ladies competed in a three-day competition for the 2022 Florida Watermelon Queen title with an interview, video, speech, sportswear competition, impromptu question, and evening gown competition. And the winners are: 39

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