Botanical Gardens announces 2012 Flamingo Fandango winners!
CORPUS CHRISTI—It’s been fabulous, flamboyant and totally frivolous fun at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center’s Flamingo Fandango, where 100 creatively-costumed pink plastic flamingos competed for best-dressed birds in the Country’s Birdiest City!
Event sponsor CITGO also staged an internal company contest, with six of those Citgo employees placing in the Botanical Gardens competiton! Corpus Christi City Council members, opposing mayoral candidates and Flamingo Fandango judges Chris Adler and Nelda Martinez picked their favorites in 10 categories, while thousands of visitors from far and wide voted by ballot for Visitors Choice! We’re announcing the winners. But if you hurry, you still can see this spectacle before the flock departs August 15!
CATEGORY WINNING BIRD ARTIST
Best of Show Flamingo en Plumage Melanie Chipman
Director’s Choice Juancho Recycles Miguel Centeno and Carla Pererra.
Visitors Choice Lady Mermingo Treasure of Flamingo Reef Robin Bennett
Glitz, Glam & Sparkle
1st place Lady Mermingo Treasure of Flamingo Reef Robin Bennett
Hon. Mention Lola & Louise Gloria Cothern and Etta Ridgeway
Hon. Mention Fancy Felitia Lydia Garcia
1st place Pretty & Pink & Much, Much More Victoria Shirley
Hon. Mention Pharoah Flamingo Kati Pina
1st place O Sol Amingo New Neighbors League/Robin Bennett
1st place Flamingo Cubiste James Josie
Hon. Mention Can-Can Flamingo Leslie and Robert Blackshear,
1st place Flower Mama Janie Gill
Hon. Mention Green Thumb Doris Cole
1st place Misty the Mermaid Cindy Bellows
Hon. Mention Flamingosaurus Dennis Wolf
1st place Dreaming of Pink Angels Janet Cook and MaryAnn Woodward
Hon. Mention Morning Colors Naval Air Station Kingsville
Hon. Mention Pride & Honor Lois Elderkin and Rene Evetts
Starz & Characters
1st place Jethro Bodine & Elly May Clampett Pam and Bruce Bailey
Hon. Mention Amy Flamingo Nereyda Facundo Torres
Hon. Mention Lola Tropicana Tony Cordova
Tongue in Cheek
1st place Red River Rivalry Crystal Johnson
1st place Flamingo-dactyl Daniel Molina
Hon. Mention Racing Stripes Spayd Dockens