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Rainy Night in Mackinac Pic Wins Patch of Michigan Photo Contest Week 7

A reader shared a photo of Mackinac Island on a rainy evening with Patch and took the prize for week 7 of our photo contest.

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.

Want to enter the weekly contest? It continues each week all summer at on Michigan Patch.com sites. You 

Greg Burks July 24, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I think this is a great picture and congratulate Kathie for winning. There were lots of great pictures from last week; it couldn’t have been easy to pick a winner. I truly feel sorry for the people that hide behind the anonymousy of the internet that will never contribute any real value to a subject or life and obviously have nothing better to do but finding great personal pleasure in criticizing and complaining about everything then trying to engage people and bring people down to thier level of incompetency for a worthless debate.
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey July 24, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Greg you are absolutely right: It's in no way easy to pick a winner. There are so many great pictures. I'm impressed each week by our readers' camera skills and the beauty and love for our state. It's really fun to look through them, but it's very tough to pick just one winner. I respect that some people may not agree with the choice, because judging something like a photo contest is subjective. If you think you have a better picture, by all means enter it in the next contest. We have a few more weeks left in the contest and lots of great prizes ahead!
Mary July 26, 2012 at 02:50 PM
LOVE the picture, but why did she win a prize from a salon in TROY??? Any prize should be from somewhere in NOVI!!!
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey July 26, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Hi Mary, I'm guessing you are a Novi Patch reader. Thanks for your question. We have Patches in many cities in Southeast Michigan and this contest runs on sites in each of those cities. Our weekly prizes come from businesses all over the area. This week's just happens to be from Troy.
Tara Roth August 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM
There is so much more to give us happiness than what the weather happens to be doing in that moment. I love this photo. The way there is bright, vivid points of light along the damp street and sidewalk--the reflection offers such a interesting contrast.

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