FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2019
 
MEDIA, PLEASE CONTACT:
Amanda Wilson, Blue Crab Committee Chair - Keep Aransas County Beautiful, Inc.


KEEP ARANSAS COUNTY BEAUTIFUL OFFICIALLY STARTS SELECTION PROCESS TO REBUILD ICONIC ROCKPORT BLUE CRAB
 
(Aransas County, TX) KACB is excited to announce that we are ready to accept proposals from qualified artists to rebuild our area's icon Big Blue Crab which was lost to Harvey. The selection committee has drafted a Request for Proposal and Qualifications with an associated Addendum. Proposals must be received by September 1, 2019.

The two documents can be found on our website at: www.kacbtx.org

And, are also attached to this press release:

The selection group will be made of up of a couple of KACB board members and passionate Blue Crab advocates that have helped raise funds for months via Silent Auctions at the Winery by the Bay, namely: Debbie Parker, Neli Spurell and Amanda Wilson. And, we are most excited to announce that all three of the 2004 Blue Crab Building Committee members will be joining us: Kam Wagert, Diana Harrington and David Herring.
Memorial Brick Fundraising Campaign
to Start in 2 Weeks!
Bricks will be placed as a pathway to and around the Blue Crab at the same location it was prior to Harvey on Little Bay near the Rockport Beach Entrance. There will be 2 options to chose from:
  • 4" x 8" Memorial Brick for $65
  • 8" x 8" Memorial Brick for $125

**The total amount to be raised will be identified when the artist is selected. Currently our KACB 501c3 has a special savings account just for the Blue Crab and the total is $33,782.73, along with a generous pledge of $25,000 from the Shaw Family.**

General tax-deductible donations can also be made via our

A History Lesson About the
Big Blue Crab
by Kam Wagert - Local Historian

Keep Aransas County Beautiful, Inc.
PO Box 1523 | Fulton TX 78358
361/210-8300