2018 What-A-Melon Pageant Results

Submitted by Rotary Club of Center 

Photo courtesy of Shelby County Today


The 2018 East Texas What-A-Melon Festival pageant was held July 14, 2018 and raised money to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Tonya Bailey who has organized the pageant since its beginning.


This year the pageant was organized by a pageant committee comprises by Ashlyn Wiggins, Kendall Brown, Kerri Wiggins, Emily Shoop Teske, and Caroline Corbell.


Emceeing the pageant was Jesse Wiggins and Ashlyn Wiggins


Mister What-A-Melon - Hanson Hughes

Best Smile - Paxton Mueller

Most Hansome - Gabriel Cruse

Best Fashion - Keton Migues


Baby Miss What-A-Melon - Saylor Cummins

Best Smile - Camyla Espino

Most Beautiful - Korbyn Sigler

Best Fashion - Dallas Collier


Toddler Miss What-A-Melon - Rory Wilson

Best Smile - Leah Livingston

Most Beautiful - Elli Hathorn

Best Fashion - Adalyn Caldwell


Tiny Miss What-A-Melon - Emery Gomez

Best Smile - Kymberlyn Snodgrass

Most Beautiful - Emery Gomez

Best Fashion - Alxees Jones


Little Miss What-A-Melon - Ivy Durbin

Best Smile - Ivy Durbin

Most Beautiful - Justice Boyd

Best Fashion - Justice Boyd


Petite Miss What-A-Melon - Maylea Rodgers

Best Smile - Kinzley Chandler

Most Beautiful - Katelynn Willess

Best Fashion - Madison Bailey


Pre-Teen Miss What-A-Melon - Carolyn Mathis

Best Smile - Lakynn Bowers

Most Beautiful - Carolyn Mathis

Best Fashion - Lakynn Bowers


Teen Miss What-A-Melon - Mahalia Ratcliff

Best Smile - Mahalia Ratcliff

Most Beautiful - Mahalia Ratcliff

Best Fashion - Mahalia Ratcliff


Miss What-A-Melon - Olivia Johnson

Best Smile - Zoie Madeline

Most Beautiful - Olivia Johnson

Best Fashion - Zoie Ebernz


Pageant monetary donors were Steel Building, Shoop Finance, Shoop Insurance, McAdams Propane, Wiggins Farms, Luke Brown Watermelons.


Items including prizes and stage decorations were donated by Elite Hair Design, Cor Boutique, Denim and Lace Boutique, Lasting Impressions, Dazzle Me Pink and Blue, The Coral Cactus, Sassy Red's, Granny B's snow cones, Payne and Payne Home and Such Like, Wiggins Farms, Crown Bound Bronzing by Chloe Brown, Center Floral, Southern Seasons, Hughes Florist, and Tucker Florist.


Platinum sponsors for the festival are Farmers State Bank, Toledo-Bend.com, and Shelby Savings Bank.



The What-A-Melon Festival is hosted by the Center Rotary Club. Additional sponsors who make the festival possible are (Gold Sponsors) City of Center; Focused Care of Center; (Silver Sponsors) Center Glass; R&D Distributors; Citizens Bank; Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative; ACE Hardware; Kyle Coffin, DDS; Coral Cactus; Texas Credit; (Bronze Sponsors) Toledo Automotive / NAPA; Sandy Wheeler State Farm; and Tammy Steptoe Realty. Be sure to thank all the festival sponsors.




The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935