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      Southwest Airlines contest grand prize: A free trip to Flint

      Southwest Airlines is running a contest where the grand prize winner receives a free trip to Flint, along with hotel, food and admission to area museums.

      The contest is in connection with the 9th annual Back to the Bricks festival downtown.

      The winner and a guest would receive round-trip airfare to and from Flint. They also get three nights at a Holiday Inn Gateway.

      Additionally there are meal certificates for two at Blackstone's, the 501 Bar & Grill, and The Redwood Lodge.

      The winner also receives tickets to the Buick Auto Gallery, the Sloan Museum, and Longway Planetarium.

      Southwest Airlines started offering flights to and from Flint Bishop International Airport back in April. The drawing will be held on August 5th, according to Southwest's website.