Prints awarded to photo contest winners

Jeremy Simonson (left) recently awarded prints to winners of the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association’s 2023 summer-fall photo contest at Studio 176. In addition to Jeremy, those at the presentation were (from left) Jean Hendrickson of Menahga and James Ertl and Craig Bihrle of Park Rapids. Jean’s’ photo, Midsummer Fireworks, taken during the Menahga Midsummer Festival, won in the Area Lake Scenes category. Ertl’s winning photo in the Recreation category is Kayaking on Crow Wing River. Winner in the Main Street Scenes category is Craig Bihrle with Santa at the tree lighting taken Nov. 24. The fourth winner was Jim Lewandowski of West Fargo whose photo, Tree Stump Pedestal, won in the Wildlife category.

Studio 176 sponsors the contest which is intended to capture and celebrate the beauty and unique character of Park Rapids and the surrounding area. Deadline for the winter-spring contest is April 30.