A "Shout Out" for Class-Act Active Rain Member, Michael O'Connor
As some of you might know, I post a Mystery Photo Contest here on Active Rain every month--the same one that goes to my clients and sphere in my electronic newsletter and my snail-mail ones, on my Facebook page, etc.
This month I changed the format so that people in distant locales had a bit of a chance in identifying the type of photo, even if not the exact location. The strategy was successful, more people joined in the fun, and this month the winner was none other than Michael O'Connor, our colleague from Mira Loma, California -- his name was arbitrarily drawn from the pool of correct answers. I figured a gift certificate to a local restaurant or shop wouldn't be much use, so I offered him his choice of 2 free movie tickets or a Starbuck's card.
And here's Michael's response to learning he had won:
"Rather than sending a gift card I'd be honored if you'd make a donation of the card value directly towards the San Carlos Public Library. My original thought was that you picked that library but unfortunately I never found any photos of the back of the building and clearly these weren't on the front. ;-)"
Tomorrow I'll be sending a check to the Friends of the San Carlos Library, along with a copy of the posts so they understand how this came about, and can appreciate Michael's thoughtfulness.
Who knows, maybe Michael will visit this area sometime and pop into our beautiful library and see first-hand what a great resource it is to the City of San Carlos. (My apologies for the poor photos!)