Oren Childers 

Oren Childers owned and operated Cedar Creek Melons in Crisp County, just outside Cordele, Georgia. He served as President of the National Watermelon Association from 1986-87, and was also a respected member of the Executive Council. Oren farmed over 3,000 acres and raised watermelon on about 1,000 of those acres in Crisp County.

Mr. Childers was known for his contributions of leadership, time, and money to support the national association and the Georgia Watermelon Association. He is a legend in the watermelon business in Georgia.