April 2012 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Easter
From confetti-filled eggs to intricately decorated Ukrainian eggs, our readers share their favorite photos

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    Last Easter, Pedernales Electric Cooperative member JoAnn Beissner snapped a photo of 19-month-old granddaughter Carmen Citzler catching her Aunt Allison Fischer off guard with a cascarone, a hollowed-out egg filled with confetti.
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    Caleb Logan, son of South Plains Electric Cooperative members Jeff and Lesley Logan, cracks a confetti egg over the head of his unsuspecting grandfather, Ernie Watson, also an SPEC member. SPEC member Brenda Farr, Caleb’s aunt, sent in the cheery photo.
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    Mary Ellen Walls, a Central Texas Electric Cooperative member, says she has been making Ukrainian Easter eggs for nearly 40 years to give as gifts to friends and family. One egg—they’re dyed, not painted—takes three to 10 hours to complete, she says.
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    Mooove over, Easter Bunny! “Easter Elsie,” as Pedernales Electric Cooperative member Jonna Clark calls this cow statue, bides her time on a back road between Boerne and Fredericksburg, just waiting to get dressed up for the holidays.
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    Rascal, a Dachshund mix, watches over his Easter eggs in the backyard of his mom, Nueces Electric Cooperative member Audrey Gilpin. Gilpin’s daughter, Rebecca Gilpin-Fritz, took the photo.

For many, it’s a time-honored tradition on Easter Sunday to dress up, go to church and enjoy a little time with family and friends—and try to find that wily bunny’s colorful eggs. Our winners this month reflect those amusing moments we encounter at Easter, from cracking confetti eggs on each others’ heads to happening upon an unexpected bovine donning her Sunday best. From all of us here at Texas Co-op Power, we wish you a happy and blessed Easter.

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