Well we did..but not the big prize. One of many cities who won some money prize from the Reader’s Digest contest..Cheer for your town.. It took a lot of citizens voting every day to get us to the top of the  poll and win $10,000. We came close to number one several times but in the last few days  several cities rose ahead of us.  The citizens were called out to meet and greet the guys who were coming to give us the money. There was quite a crowd. JAYSON (right) told me that in several cities no one showed up at all to receive a check from them. I found that surprising. They had arrived at the city hall to find one person waiting for them. This was only part of the crowd that  showed up. Young and old celebrating their town’s achievement. The bands played and the choir sang and the check was presented. The guys were so impressed they video taped the it so that their company could see what we did.     Now that we won.. we can not participate again, but many cities near us are trying their hand at it. The contest still runs as they are traveling across the country ..100 cities in 100 days.  It sure was a boost for our town as it is small and have many that are poor and unemployed. It was something that doesn’t happen everyday and was a nice change of pace for our little town. Eight thousand of the money will go to the local renovation updating of our movie theatre and two thousand will go to the local youth in town.




I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

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  1. That is really my Readers Digest prize as it is the amount I have spent over 40 bloody years on their mags , books , novelties and every other promo they have ran, seriously though congratulations to your town

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