Reader Kathie Noonan captured rainy evening on Mackinac Island this spring during the Lilac Festival. She is the winner of , which saw about 100 entries.
Noonan won a $50 gift card to , located at the corner of Crooks Road and South Boulevard in Troy.
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At the end of the summer the weekly winners, like Kathie, are entered to win the grand prize—a certificate for a two-night stay at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island (to be used before Oct. 31, 2013, and blackout dates and other restrictions may apply). The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $600. We've had !
Here's how Kathie got the winning picture: "The picture was taken on Main Street, Mackinac Island, during the June 2012 Lilac Festival. It was just before midnight and not much going on at that time of evening (even for a Friday night). So I started taking pics and walking through town. The rain had chased everyone inside and it was rare to get pics of Main Street so empty. Mackinac Island is one of my favorite Michigan getaways—always beautiful and super relaxing with plenty of bars and restaurants to keep entertained."
Our judges liked her picture because it showed a tranquil evening on the busy island. And the rain. As one put it: "Yes, the rain says 'Michigan.' For most of my life, you always get at least one rainy day while on vacation in Michigan."
And that's the truth.
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