At the annual Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) conference held in Austin this past weekend, the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce took home an award for the Whooping Crane Festival.

The awards competition for excellence in event marketing and promotion for festivals and events for the membership based TFEA presented the Chamber with a first-place award for promotion of the annual Whooping Crane Festival’s mobile website that was launched this past year’s festival. The category for which the award was presented to Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Ann Bracher Vaughan on Saturday evening was for ‘Best Festival/Event Mobile Application’ with a budget under $75,000.

“We are very excited that our promotional materials have received this statewide recognition. Credit, of course, must be given to both our ad agency, Morehead, Dotts, Rybak Advertising, for their creative talent and our own office staff for the continued work that goes into our promotion and production of this event,” said Vaughan.

TFEA is a professional trade association for festival and event planners, volunteers and suppliers from across Texas. It’s an official affiliate of the International Festivals & Events Association, the premiere professional association supporting festival and events leaders worldwide.

The 19th Annual celebration of the Whooping Crane Festival sponsored by the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce will be held February 19-22, 2015.