Texan by Nature and the Fort Griffin Fandangle are happy to announce the winner of the #ImafanofTexas photo contest. Texas native Jennifer O’Dell perfectly captured the natural heritage of Texas with her beautiful photo of a Longhorn standing over a patch of bluebonnets, our state flower.
Jennifer was born and raised in Texas and currently lives in Tuscola, TX. She has been married for 31 years, has raised two boys, and has a new grandchild on the way. She says she loves taking pictures so she can bring a smile to others. Jennifer believes that Texas conservation is important for managing, preserving, and maintaining our resources, parks, and wildlife for our future generations; and her favorite things about Texas include the sunsets, bluebonnets, Longhorns, and of course, the barbecue!
Congratulations to Jennifer, our 10 finalists and nine semi-finalists, and a Texas-sized “thank you” to everyone for their wonderful submissions. Each photo represents a unique aspect of our natural heritage, reminding us of the importance of our conservation efforts.
The 78th Fort Griffin Fandangle – the inspiration for this year’s photo contest – was a huge success and a fabulous time! Texan by Nature loved partnering up with this long-standing Texas tradition to celebrate our natural heritage. We are also thankful to our founder, former First Lady Laura Bush, for helping to make this year’s event so special by making an appearance and sharing her wisdom with the crowd. She emphasized the importance of working together to ensure that Texas’s natural resources and heritage endure for generations to come.
If you weren’t able to make it to the Fandangle this year, check out the Fort Griffin Fandangle Facebook page here for photos of this year’s show. Additionally, the Fort Griffin Fandangle is making a DVD of the event available, which includes Mrs. Bush’s speech that opened the final Friday evening performance. For more information, call the Fort Griffin Fandangle at 325-762-3838 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.