The 2020 Fur Rondy Pen And The Artist Who Designed It

(From the Fur Rondy website)

Crystal Epperly-May was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She married Scott Heckel (a Sourdough) in 2004. They have 3 wonderful children. Crystal and her family moved to Alaska in January 2006 and have called Anchorage home ever since. She enjoys homeschooling her children, as it allows them opportunities to serve their community as part of their curriculum.

Crystal says that having her family participate in the Rondy activities and collecting the pins, gave her the inspiration to enter a design for this year’s pin. She chose the polar bear as it represents an animal she loves. Designing the pin was a way to leave her mark in Rondy history, one that would not melt away. (On a side note, Crystal is affectionately known by family and friends as “momma bear” for her unwavering love and support she consistently shows them.)

Read more about Crystal and info about this year’s Fur Rondy by clicking here

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