WLNS-TV Chief Photographer David Parks wins Capital Region Airport’s first-ever Spring “Fly Lansing” Grand Prize

Will use $500 Sun Country flight voucher to celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary in Las Vegas

WLNS-TV Chief Photographer David Parks has given his wife an early anniversary present to celebrate their second year of wedded bliss this July 24th: a free flight to Las Vegas courtesy of the Capitol Region Airport Authority and Sun Country Airlines.

Parks was announced today as the winner of the first-ever Spring “Fly Lansing” Thank You Celebration, which featured daily giveaways and entered anyone who liked the Airport’s new Facebook page by April 1st in a random drawing to win a free $500 flight voucher valid from Capital Region International Airport (LAN) to anywhere Sun Country flies in the contiguous U.S.

Parks liked the Airport’s Facebook page while he was on assignment for WLNS-TV in Phoenix to prepare reports on the Michigan State University basketball game during the NCAA men’s playoff.

“I fly out of Lansing all the time and I love the airport so getting on the Facebook page was a no-brainer,” said Parks, who has worked for Lansing CBS-TV affiliate since 2005.

Parks and his wife, Debbie, a WLNS-TV regional sales manager, are in the midst of renovating their Lansing home so the couple did not plan an extravagant getaway for their wedding anniversary, he said. Debbie Parks was stunned and elated by her husband’s announcement that he’d chosen to redeem the voucher for a flight to Las Vegas.

“I wasn’t expecting to win anything. The chances of winning free airline tickets to Las Vegas…let’s just say this is a good consolation prize since I didn’t win the Mega Million Lottery,” Parks quipped.

More than 240 people have liked the Airport’s Facebook page since it debuted as part of the March 23rd launch of the Spring “Fly Lansing” Thank You Celebration. The page features updates on new travel deals, airfare specials and opportunities to win free prizes.

The month-long Celebration congratulated Michigan elected officials, civic leaders and the Greater Lansing business community for their support of a successful advocacy campaign in February that allows Sun Country Airlines’ flights to continue flying from Lansing to Washington, D.C.