June 29, 2016 – Carla Lynn Penney, of Vienna, Georgia, was crowned the 2016 National Watermelon Queen during the annual National Watermelon convention in New Orleans, Louisiana in February. Carla will represent the National Watermelon Association at the 2016 Shelby County What-A-Melon Festival. She will be attending all of the Saturday events, beginning with the What-A-Melon Crawl 5K! Her trip to the East Texas What-A-Melon Festival is sponsored by Wiggins Farms.
About The National Watermelon Association, Inc.
NWA is voluntary, membership trade association dedicated to making a positive difference in the business and lives of its Watermelon family – those involved in the growing, grading, handling, transporting, distributing, and selling of watermelon. The National Association has members in over 30 states, Canada and Central America and is comprised of regional chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois-Indiana, Maryland-Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and the Western United States.