Many thanks to Marilyn Keigley who sent this picture to the Squire for publication. She took it after the lighting ceremony at the dam in downtown Rockford using a 30-second shutter speed. Keigley has been a Rockford resident for seven years, is a member of the Grand Rapids Camera Club, the River City Camera Club and she runs the Big Rapids Camera Club.
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