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Congratulations to Grayling Area photo contest winners

GRAYLING – This summer the Grayling Visitors Bureau, the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce and environmental conservation nonprofit Huron Pines teamed up to host a photo contest to capture the people, places, events and attractions that make the Grayling area a unique place to live, work and play.

Entries rolled in from local residents and visitors both in and out-of-state. Winners were chosen for first, second and third place titles across four categories: Out and About, Nature/Wildlife, Nature/Scenery and Recreation. The photos will be used to promote events, tourism and recreation in the Grayling area.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who entered.

Out and About

1st Place Rachel Latusek of Grayling, MI

2nd Place Angie Bell of New Haven, IN

3rd Place Kathryn Schmidt of Grayling, MI


1st Place David Dalrymple of Rockford, MI

2nd Place Naomi Kolka of Grayling, MI

3rd Place Mark Murphy of Essexville, MI


1st Place Leonard Bingert of Grayling, MI

2nd Place Katy Nolph of Roscommon, MI

3rd Place Naomi Kolka of Grayling, MI


1st Place Ana Depew of Grayling, MI

2nd Place Dana Reilly of Grayling, MI

3rd Place Jason Lewis of Coleman, MI

Each winner received a prize package comprised of gift certificates, apparel and other Grayling area gifts thanks to generous donations from the following businesses and organizations: AuSable Gifts, Borchers Canoe Livery, Days Inn, Dead Bear Brewing Co., Family Fare, Feeny Ford of Grayling, Forbush Corner, Forest Dunes Golf Club, Fox Run Country Club, Gray Rock Pub & Grub, Grayling Chamber, Grayling Restaurant, Grayling Visitors Bureau, Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Huron Pines, Matt LaFontaine Automotive, Michael McGuire -Coldwell Banker-Schmidt Realtors, Northbound Outfitters, Northstar Auto Wash, Paddle Hard Brewing, Ramada Inn, Ray’s BBQ, Brews & Blues, Rolling Oak Brewing Co., Spike’s Keg O’ Nails, Super 8 Hotel, Thanks A Latte’, The Medicine Shoppe, Tip’n the Mitten, Woodland Motor Lodge, and Xpress Copy Center.

“We can’t wait to start using all of the photos we received to highlight our unique natural resources,” said Colby Chilcote, Marketing Director with Huron Pines. “The more we can help people fall in love with nature by encouraging people to spend time outside, the better protected this amazing area will be for the future.”

“We are so excited to utilize the amazing photos highlighting our beautiful natural resources and activities happening in our area,” said Traci Cook, Director of the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau work hand-in-hand to promote our area regionally and throughout the state, and the photos submitted will help us highlight some of our key assets.”

For Visitor’s Information, check out www.grayling-mi.com and Facebook at Grayling Visitors Bureau.

Visit www.graylingchamber.com or call 989-348-2921 at any time for Crawford County and Chamber Member information and a list of upcoming chamber, chamber member, and community events.

Huron Pines is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity provider with a mission of protecting the Great Lakes by conserving the forests, lakes and streams of Northeast Michigan. Huron Pines believes that through active leadership and coordination of conservation projects we can support stewardship of the water, wildlife and community in the places we live and love.

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