A little while ago, I posted about a contest going on at Disney’s www.family.com. Kraft Singles is looking for the “Single Best Town in America!” Hundred of entries came in, and they were whittled down to just 10 finalists.
I wrote about why the High Country of NC is the best place in America, (hint: it involves a 7-foot Wooly Worm)remember this?
And I’m proud to say that a town from North Carolina made the Top 10! So of course I voted for Gastonia, NC! Here is a little snippet of what makes Gastonia so special:
This town has pulled together to help give a “hand up” to our hurting neighborhoods. It started with a conversation between two local pastors and a vision to fix up a few houses & give out some food. What it turned into was nothing short of amazing! 20+ churches, fire & police depts, non-profits, The City of Gastonia, our mayor, local businesses and over 1000 volunteers make up Hope 4 Gaston.
Some more of the fun entries are:
- Bell Buckle, TN, with a 40×50 foot quilt painted on the pavement.
- Richmond, MI actually has town-wide outhouse races, and a day dedicated to driving your John Deere tractor to school.
- Twinsburg, OH is home to the largest annual gathering of Twins in the WORLD! (This mention is dedicated to Janine (@Twincident) and Carolina Mama!)
The winning town will receive a Block Party from Kraft Singles, featuring a concert by up and coming country band Love and Theft. They’ll also have an appearance by ABC soap stars. Little known fact: in High School and a little in college, I was hooked on ABC soaps. Is there anyone left who remembers Luke and Laura?
But why should the winning town get all the prizes??
Kraft Singles is giving away TWO $125 Amex Gift Cards to TWO Real Life Readers!
- To enter the giveaway, go vote for your Single favorite town of the ten semifinalists then come on back to tell me (in a comment) what your Single best afternoon looks like in your own hometown. I’ll be picking a winner from the comments here at random.” (Click Here to vote)
- For an extra entry, write a Tweet or about the contest, and leave the link in a comment HERE. To get the link to your Twitter status, right click the date/time stamp and “copy link.” Here is an example of what you could tweet:
Vote for the Kraft #SingleBestTown and Enter to win $125 Amex GC #giveaway from @reallifesarah! http://ow.ly/1l7Mt
You have to register for Disney’s www.family.com in order to vote, but in my experience, the site is very trustworthy, and will not spam you with unwanted emails!!
The giveaway will be open to US RESIDENTS only through March 23, and the winner will be chosen by random drawing and announced March 24 by email.
Disclosure: I have partnered with KRAFT Foods to help promote the “Single Best Town” in America program. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about my own hometown experiences and hosting a giveaway where the prize has been provided by KRAFT Singles. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
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