Governor Jeb Bush has designated the week of June 1-7 as Florida Watermelon week.

The Florida Watermelon Association extends an invitation to you to join in the celebration. A statewide marketing campaign will be launched to increase public awareness of the health benefits of watermelons.

This marketing campaign will include appearances by the Florida Watermelon Queen, who travels throughout Florida and the United States, promoting the watermelon industry. She gives tips on the selection of watermelon in addition to discussing the nutritional and economic value of watermelons.

For additional information on Florida Watermelon Week activities, or if you would like to schedule a promotion or appearance by the Florida Watermelon Queen, please contact Sharon McCall, FWA Promotion Coordinator at 1-386-294-2616.