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.
THANKS READER’S DIGEST!!!