Once again, I could not resist submitting three photos in the annual 2016 Murrysville Photo Contest. The image above has won Third Place in People and Pets Category. The awards ceremony will be April 19th. This will be the fourth award I have won in as many entries in this annual contest. The other two images I submitted that did not win this year included my photograph of a red barn in a winter snow and another image of a rose growing in my own yard.
My win is bittersweet as it was a photo of the Murrysville Carnival that was an annual event near where I live. It was almost a rite of summer to attend the carnival every third week of June. A couple of years ago it was decided that this on-the-road carnival would bypass our community. I am grateful at least that I got to enjoy it for 23 years.