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Conservation Expo featured amateur photo contest

GRAYLING – The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District joined the Farm Market at the AuSable River Center in Roscommon for their Annual Conservation Expo.

This is a great local partnership, quotes Barb Stauffer, District Manager.  People stopping by could pick up their tree seedlings they had previously ordered, purchase Michigan books, obtain environmental information while discussing their property with the technical staff, shop at the farm market, purchase raffle tickets to take home a prize and winning amateur photos were chosen by the public.  The Historical Train Club was providing train rides for families & the museum was open.

Attendees had their chance to purchase raffle tickets in hopes of winning one of the 50 prizes that were so graciously donated by directors, friends, family, Tractor Supply and the conservation district; among them were a pickup truck load of firewood, some antique lumbermen tools, bird houses & feeders, baskets of home-made and/or home grown items, books, framed art, golf gift certificates, electric ice cream maker, gardening supplies, planters, maple syrup, honey, tree seedlings & a hand-crocheted rug. A 50/50 raffle was also held; and each visitor could take home a tree seedling.

36 photos were submitted this year and were on display for the public to vote on.  Over 200 people attended this popular event.

The following photo contest winners were chosen: (award, name & residence of photographer)

FLORAL

1st        Roslyn Van Nuck       Grayling                      

2nd       Nancy Plumb              Houghton Lake           

3rd        Matthew Haggart        Houghton Lake                      

3rd        Tom Richardson         Roscommon                

HM      Martha Clapp              Roscommon                

HM      Bruce Clum                 Roscommon                

FORESTRY

1st        Roslyn Van Nuck      Grayling                      

2nd       Heather Lovell            Grayling                      

2nd       Nancy Plumb              Houghton Lake 

3rd        Tom Richardson         Roscommon                

HM      Matthew Haggart        Houghton Lake           

LANDSCAPE

1st        Scott Hansen              Grayling

2nd       Matthew Haggart       Houghton Lake

3rd        Heather Lovell           Grayling

3rd        Tom Richardson         Roscommon

HM      Roslyn Van Nuck      Grayling

RECREATION

1st        Tom Richardson         Roscommon

2nd       Julie Fischer                Prudenville

2nd       Matt Haggart               Houghton Lake

HM      Nancy Plumb              Houghton Lake

WILDLIFE

1st        Scott Hansen               Grayling

2nd       Heather Lovell            Grayling

2nd       Roslyn VanNuck        Grayling

3rd        Scot Jacot                    Grayling

3rd        Tom Richardson         Roscommon

HM      Matt Haggart               Houghton Lake

HM      Lindee Stark               Grayling

HM      Mary Ann Tuck           Houghton Lake

These photos are on display this fall at the AuSable River Center.

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