The Mar-Del Watermelon Association supports the production and sale of locally grown Delmarvalous Watermelons. Please be sure to support your local farmers this summer!


2019 $1,500 Scholarship Application NOW available!
Please fill this form out and mail it back before the due date of
December 15, 2018: mardel.scholarship


Entry for the 2019 Watermelon Queen:
mardel.queenapp 2019
Please fill this form out and mail it back before the due date of
January 7,2019.


Be sure to check our FACEBOOK page often for updates and where to catch up with Queen Gabrielle!

2018 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen Gabrielle Hastings

About Garielle Hastings Gabrielle is the 18 year old daughter of Jeff and Kim Hastings. Gabrielle is a student at the University of Delaware, majoring in Psychology and Pre-Med.She is employed by Jeff’s Greenhouses, Newark manor, and Pizza King.

Gabrielle’s list of accomplishments consist of Presidents gold seal award with an achievement of 4.0 academic standing. CPR and first aid certified, Certified nursing assistant. Vice president of community council housing management. Youth group leader, calculus and plant science tutor and 2016 Miss Laurel.

Her hobbies consist of playing sports especially field hockey and lacrosse, volunteering, hanging out with friends, gardening and doing anything on the farm.

Gabrielle’s plans for the future are to go onto medical school to become a pediatrician, then eventually buy her parents greenhouse business.

Gabrielle feels she would make the best public relations representative for the Mar-Del Watermelon Association because throughout her entire life she has always been a “little” saleswoman. Growing up on the farm and being around the greenhouses selling flowers, watermelons, cantaloupes, anything in that nature has allowed her to develop a passion for selling plants and produce. She has always been a people person and no crowd is ever too big or too small to do spontaneous speeches to connect with any audience. Whenever selling any product she says “ I always put the customer first and stay devoted to my product, which is what I will do if I become the Mar-del Watermelon Associations public relations representative. Gabrielle says what is better than a sweet “Mar-Delicious Watermelon!”