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Texas Couple Win $10,000 Prize for Yogi Bear Video

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Yogi-Bear-winners.jpgDavid and Deidre Carroll from Keller, Texas, are the $10,000 grand prize
winners of the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park 40th Anniversary Video

The Carrolls and their daughters Ashton (age 7) and Jordan (age 5)
received their $10,000 prize and a gift basket full of Yogi Bear
souvenirs on a return visit tothe Jellystone Park in Canyon Lake, Texas
— the site where the winning video was filmed during the family’s stay
over the Fourth of July holiday, according to a news release.

“We’re very happy for the Carroll family. They reflect our mission
to foster a fun family experience that creates lasting memories,” said
Michele Wisher, director of marketing for Leisure Systems Inc., the
franchisor of Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts. “It was great to see so many
entertaining and enthusiastic videos that show how our campers enjoy
our parks.”

The contest, which ran May 23 to Sept. 8, required the videos to be
taken at any of the 71 Jellystone Park Camp-Resort locations and be 30
to 90 seconds in length (maximum length is 3 minutes.) Participants
submitted 77 videos from 16 states and two provinces in Canada.

The general public was asked to vote for their favorite videos
which accounted for 50% of the overall score. A panel of judges from LSI
also judged each video and contributed to the other 50% of the
contestant’s score. More than 21,000 votes were cast online with the
Carrolls’ video garnering the highest overall score from the public and
Leisure Systems. All of the videos can be seen at www.jellystonefun.com.

Because of fond memories David has from visits to Jellystone parks
as a child, the Carroll family frequently visits Jellystone Park
Camp-Resorts to spend quality time as a family. The Carrolls heard about
the contest online and decided to film the video, which stars young
Jordan Carroll asleep with her stuffed Yogi bear. In a dream sequence
Yogi magically comes to life and Jordan relives all of the fun from her

“We are thrilled to win the $10,000 grand prize,” said Deidre
Carroll. “The girls are very excited because they are allowed to decide
how to spend a small portion.”

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