Mary Riley sent two photos to NBC's "Today Show" for its “It’s a snap! Americana!” photo competition — one of the Grand Haven icon and the other of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Both were selected.
“I wasn’t even notified that I had been selected,” Riley said.
The "Today Show" hosts a weekly competition with different photo assignments, ranging from "Adventure and Inspiration" to "Travel and Getaways." This week is "The Spirit of Americana."
Riley said she and her family spent many summer days in Grand Haven. Even after relocating to Cleveland, Ohio, the Rileys return to Grand Haven every summer and rent a house.
“I took that picture in the summer of 2009," she said of the Grand Haven pic. "It was a Kodak Easy Share camera, nothing fancy. The biggest thing is, I got two selected. I didn’t even expect one."
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— By Riley Thyfault, Tribune intern