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 Economic Development News 
Thursday, March 01 2018

Freeport, TX — Port Freeport recently selected winners of the 18th Annual Logo Drawing Contest for its Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) to be held on May 5th at Freeport Municipal Park. Brazoria County’s youth ages 3-14 are eligible to enter the contest and are invited by fliers distributed to the schools within the area.

The first-place winner of the TACFT Logo Drawing Contest is Isabella Nunez, a first-grade student at O.A Fleming in Freeport. Isabella was awarded a framed print of her drawing and a $100 Visa gift card. Mikalah Hegefeld, an eighth-grade student at Lake Jackson Intermediate, won second place and was presented a $50 Visa gift card and a framed print of her drawing. The third-place winner, Serena Aad, a seventh-grade student from Brazosport Christian School, also received a framed print of her drawing and won a $25 Visa gift card.

“This year students from 26 schools in Brazoria County submitted a total of 320 drawings.” said Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO Phyllis Saathoff. “The talent of the local young artists makes the process of selecting finalists a challenge. We appreciate their participation and look forward to their attendance at the May 5th Fishing Tournament.” 

The port commission and staff voted anonymously for their favorite drawing from the top 10 finalists. The winning logo is used on all fliers, posters, advertisements, and t-shirts for the tournament.

Port Freeport Commission Chairman Paul Kresta said, “On behalf of the Port Commission, I would like to congratulate the winners of the logo drawing contest. These students are very talented, and we appreciate the support from the schools in helping us connect with the students and their families.”

For more information about Port Freeport’s 18th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament, please visit the website at or call (979) 233-2667.

Port Freeport is ranked 10th in chemicals and 26th in containers. The Channel serves Dow Chemical, Phillips 66, BASF, Tenaris, Vulcan Material, Mammoet, Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG), Riviana, Dole, Chiquita, Seaway, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hoegh Autoliners.

Port Freeport is committed to keeping the local community informed of our operation and results. If you have questions or comments about this article, please email or call Lauren McCormick, Public Affairs Manager at

Photo Cutline 1:  Ronald Mercer, O.A. Fleming Assistant Principal; Isabella Nunez, 1st Place winner; Lauren McCormick, Port Freeport Public Affairs Manager

Photo Cutline 2: Jeff Kinney, Lake Jackson Intermediate Assistant Principal; Michele Stallard, Lake Jackson Intermediate Art Instructor; Mikalah Hegefeld, 2nd Place winner; Lauren McCormick, Port Freeport Public Affairs Manager

Photo Cutline 3:  Serena Aad, 3rd Place winner; Lauren McCormick, Port Freeport Public Affairs Manager

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