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  • MELON QUEEN: Skipper tells all about watermelons

    first_img She recently visited three watermelon farms and saw, first hand, how the melons are grown, how they are sorted and loaded for market.“I’ve learned a lot about the watermelon and the watermelon industry and I’m sold on watermelons and their benefits,” she said. “I love going to different place like Piggly Wiggly Troy and meeting the people and talking with them. It seems like most everybody loves watermelon.”Skipper will represent Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana in the National Watermelon Queen pageant at Walt Disney World in February. After a long layoff, Troy Junior Dixie Boys ready to begin tournament play While most teams were busy playing in district tournaments, the Troy Junior Dixie Boys were patiently waiting for their first… read more You Might Like Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Did you know the watermelon originated in the Kalahari Desert in Africa and that Egypt held the first recorded harvest 5,000 years ago? Did you know seedless watermelons were invited 50 years ago? Probably not.But that information was served along with a slice of cold watermelon by Gulf Coast Watermelon Queen Taylor Skipper at Piggly Wiggly of Troy Monday afternoon.Skipper “reigns” over the watermelon industry in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. She travels those states as the ambassador and public relations representative for the watermelon industry. She informs the public on the healthy benefits of watermelons and encourages people to “eat more watermelon” and, in turn, support local farmers.Skipper was awarded the title of 2019 Gulf Coast Watermelon Queen in Biloxi, Mississippi and received a $5,000 scholarship, which the Troy University junior will use to achieve her career goal as an elementary school teacher. MELON QUEEN: Skipper tells all about watermelons “The Gulf Coast Watermelon Queen pageant is really about communication,” Skipper said. “There is an evening gown event but the main focus is on speech and the judges and on-stage interviews because the role of a Watermelon Queen is to talk with the public about the health benefits of watermelon –it has zero saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium — and how versatile it is. Seedless slices are great on sandwiches, its rind can be pickled and it makes great smoothies. Watermelon is available year-round and Jack O’Melons are fun replacements for pumpkins and are fun to eat.”Skipper was totally prepared for the pageant. She laughingly said her watermelon-seed spitting expertise just might have been a deciding factor.“My dad had practiced with me using sunflower seeds,” Skipper said. “He told me to stand up straight, then lean way back, put a foot forward and step into it and let it go! And, I did.”Skipper said she is enjoying her reign as Gulf Coast Watermelon Queen. She will have opportunities to visit other watermelon-producing states including Florida, the Carolinas Illinois, Indiana and Texas. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 7:11 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more