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Why become a member of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association?

Help us, help you promote your Mar-Delicious watermelons grown on your farm and/or supplies. Mar-Del is funded primarily by donations generated by its members and monies raised at the auction during our annual two-day convention which supports the queen program, advertising campaign, development, and scholarships for future agriculture career students. 

Educational Seminars

Growers Seminar offer free to paid members during our annual convention. Industry leaders speak on topics such as food safety, research results, disease research, legislative and regulatory issues.  

Research & Development

Monies are committed to our local universities to fund industry production research needs, farming and/or growing improvements and value-added research. 

Advertising Campaign

Our budget committee allocates funds on advertising through various outlets such as: Radio, Television, Billboards, Beach resort buses & trams, Social Media, Lifeguard Stands, MPT "Farm to Harvest". Sponsorships may vary year to year. 

Mar-Del Watermelon Board of Directors

2019-2020 Officers:
President: Dawn Collins
Vice President: Travis Hastings
Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Wright
Queen Coordinator: Terra Eby
Queen: Summer Thomas

Kevin Evans
Caitlin Givens
Haley Keenan
Adam Dickerson
Josh Rowe
Bob Gibson
Amanda Cloughterty
Doug Tucker
David Marvel

Executive Council:
George Collins
Willis Robinson
Ray Vincent
Jeff Hastings
Donald Hales
Jimmy Lee Goslee
Kenny Bennett
Mark Collins
Doug Corey
Dosse Givens
Clay Vincent
Charles Wright, IV
Lewis Lowe
Jerry Rider
Jay Rider
Will Hales

Richard Wojciak

Download Membership Application Form

Become a Mar-Del Watermelon Association Member! 

Mar-Del Membership Application 2019 (pdf)



The Mar-Del Watermelon Association works very hard to promote our watermelon industry. This year we celebrate 54 years of dedicated growers, brokers, buyers, and industry suppliers. Because of the continued support of the names below, we can continue to crown our 2020 queen, honor our members, educate our growers, fundraise funds to further promote watermelons. For this, we say Thank You to all our of 2019 Sponsors!


DC Farms, Inc. 

Jesse Vanderwende 

DMC Farms

Vincent Farms

Gibson Produce

Evans Farms

Lakeside Farms

Trucker Mechanical Service

Adam Dickerson 

Coastal Grower

Gary Colloway

Mellon I

International Paper



Scot Givens

Gibson Produce 


Consumer Fresh Produce


Food Lion 

Vincent Farms

Sponsorship Levels

Become a Sponsor of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association! 

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Mar-Del Watermelon Association

P.O. Box 319 Hebron, Maryland 21830, United States

Office: 410-749-9587 Fax: 443-260-1925 Email: