Samson Energy brings Jane Long Memorial closer to reality

Thanks to a generous donation by Samson Energy, the long awaited and much anticipated Jane Long Memorial is closer to reality. The memorial will be part of the Bolivar Gateway Project to be located at the entrance to Fort Travis Seashore Park, just off Hwy 87 near Port Bolivar, approximately one mile from the ferry landing.

On Tuesday, March 20, Samson Energy presented a check for $20,000 to the County Commissioners to fund the construction of the project. Members of the Jane Long Society and representatives from Samson were on hand for the presentation. All members of the commissioners court were also present. Precinct 1 Commissioner Patrick Doyle expressed thanks on behalf of the court and said this was the largest donation received since he has been in office.

(L-R) Commissioner Doyle, Commissioner O'Brien, Commissioner Holmes, Stephen Trujillo, Anne Willis, Eddie Taylor, Eve Bradford, Korey Sitton, Commissioner Clark, Judge Henry


During the presentation, Anne Willis said the strength and endurance of Jane Long, surviving the harsh conditions on Bolivar Peninsula in the early 1820’s, embodied the spirit of all Bolivar residents as they began the recovery after Hurricane Ike.

Anne Willis speaking to the Commissioners Court, presenting the $20,000 check from Samson Energy


In attendance:
County Judge Mark Henry
Commissioners Partick Doyle, Kevin O’Brien, Stephen D. Holmes, Ken Clark
Samson Energy: Stephen Trujillo, Korey Sitton, Eddie Taylor
Jane Long Society: Anne Willis, Melanie Wallace, Eve Bradford

The annual Jane Long Festival is held in October each year. More information can be found at their website, www.janelongfestival.org.

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