If you have ever wondered what is like to be Watermelon Queen, enjoy a Q and A with Taylor Abbott.
Q: For those who don’t know, can you explain what your role as Watermelon Queen entails?
A: As the Watermelon Queen, my job is to promote the Watermelon Festival and invite others to enjoy festival activities with our town.
Q: What has been your favorite event to attend?
A: My favorite events I have attended are definitely other festivals, like the Peach Festival and the Blackberry Festival, because I met people who care about their town as much as we care about ours.
Q: What has been the most interesting fact you have learned about watermelons or the festival itself?
A: I think the most interesting fact is just how different each farmer plants their melons and how there isn’t just one specific way to farm melons.
Q: What do you look forward to most about festival day?
A: I think the thing I’m most excited about is just to see my town come together and celebrate our harvest and being able to see visitors enjoying our town festivities.
Q: What has it been like to represent your town?
A: Representing my town has been such a blessing. The experience is hard to describe. As I am spreading the word, people back home are cheering me on and it is so encouraging. Every town has been so welcoming and excited to see me visit.
Q: What do you want your legacy as 2022 Rush Spring Watermelon Queen to be?
A: I want to be remembered as a queen who truly represented the community by spreading the magic of this little town throughout the state and as someone who loved the people above all else.
Q: What words of wisdom or advice would you give to younger girls who one day may decide to run for Watermelon Queen?
A: To put your whole heart into being the queen for Rush Springs and enjoy every second of it.