2009 Illiana Watermelon Queen

Johnna Renee Thompson

Johnna is the daughter of J. R. and Sandy Thompson and resides in Lawrenceville, Illinois. 

Johnna attended the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana majoring in Agriculture Education and Communications. 

She was sponsored by JRT Farms of Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Johnna Thompson 2009 Queen Tour Video

As you can see, Johnna was very busy.  She would like to thank all of her sponsors that allowed her to tour throughout the country promoting our favorite fruit.

North Carolina Watermelon ConventionDay at the Strip Car Show
NWPB Training Seminar Orlando, FLThink Pink Day on the Links
Knox County Ag DayFarmers Market
WZDM – 92.1 Radio InterviewTaste of Indiana Wines
Payless Grocery Anderson, IndianaIndiana State Fair
Spirit of Vincennes RendezvousKnox County Watermelon Festival
Good Samaritan Hospital Employee Health FairPublic Policy Conference Washington, DC
Day on the FarmPalestine Labor Day Parade
Purdue Ag CenterPMA Convention Orlando, Florida
Old Oaken Days Oaktown, IndianaVincennes Christmas Parade
Knox County Relay for LifeKnox County Today Show & WZDM Radio Interview
Red Skelton Parade of ClownsBreakfast Bandwagon Speaker
July 4th ParadeGeorgia Watermelon Convention Cordele, GA
Hendricks County FairNew Years Eve Watermelon Drop
Knox County FairAg Horticultural Congress
Lawrence County FairMelon and Vegetable Growers Meeting
Kroger 200 NASCAR Race Indianapolis, IndianaNational Watermelon Convention Dallas, Texas
Race for Riley – Go Cart RaceRiley Hospital visit
WTHR 13 in Indianapolis
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