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Port Freeport announces contest winners

[ March 30, 2021   //   ]

Port Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of the 21 st Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) Logo Drawing Contest. Brazoria County’s youth ages 3-14 are eligible to enter the contest and are invited by flyers distributed electronically to the schools within the Navigation District.
The first-place winner of the TACFT Logo Drawing Contest is Luis Garcia Arriaza, a 7 th grade student at West Brazos Junior High School. Luis was awarded a framed print of his drawing and a $125 Visa gift card. Mia Spargo, an 8th grade student at Brazosport Christian School, won second place and was presented with a $75 Visa gift card and a framed print of her drawing. The third-place winner, Macy Pretz, a 6th grade student at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School, also received a framed print of her drawing and won a $50 Visa gift card.
The art coordinators at the top three schools and organizations who submitted the most entries were also provided with gift cards to purchase art supplies for their classrooms as a thank you for supporting their students in participating in the contest.
“It was both a pleasure and a challenge to select finalists from over a record 430 entries submitted by the gifted young artists across the Navigation District,” Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO Phyllis Saathoff said. “With the recent winter storm, we extended the deadline to ensure participants had adequate opportunity to enter the contest. We appreciate the youth of our community sharing their talents with us and look forward to another great fishing tournament on May 8th .”
The Port Commission, Community Advisory Panel members, TACFT Sponsors and Port Freeport staff voted anonymously for their favorite drawing from the top 15 finalists. The winning logo is used on all flyers, posters, advertisements, and t-shirts for the tournament.
“The Port Freeport Commission enjoys the opportunity to connect with the youth and their families through the logo drawing contest each year,” Port Freeport Commission Chairman Shane Pirtle said. “We offer our congratulations to the winners and thank all participants for their entries”.

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