Vote for the Single Best Town, $125 Gift Card Giveaway

A little while ago, I posted about a contest going on at Disney’s  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?

woolly worm festival

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!

You have to register for Disney’s 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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  1. Lucy-in-the-sky says:

    I voted for Colorado Springs.

    My best day in my hometown of Portland Oregon would be going out on the Willamette River in our power boat and doing some water skiing and stopping to have lunch at one of the river side restaurants where we can tie up the boat and go eat!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com


  2. I voted. In my hometown it would be going to the waterfront by the Paul Bunyan and Babe statues and just enjoy the lake.



  3. Jennifer Rogers says:

    I voted for Good Old Days as it is a similiar reperesentation of what a single best afternoon looks like in my hometown. Yearly we host The Fun Festival around the 4th of July. Parade, childrens’ games, gospel singing, and old time contests with bragging rights, a little something for everyone. Oh, and lets not forget the Fireworks show shortly after dark. Former Graduates and those that have moved away come back for a visit to partake of awesome family oriented moments and to shoot the breeze with friends and remember the “Good Old Days”.


  4. Beana
    Twitter: beana619

    I voted for Colorado Springs, since I’m a west coaster and that is the closest city to me!
    The Single Best afternoon in my hometown is spent at the beach! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up more so we can do our weekly beach trips.


  5. Beana
    Twitter: beana619
  6. I would say the best afternoon would be a summer day spent at the free local zoo w/ a picnic on the grass. My kids love that place Plus there’s an outdoor stage w/ wonderful shows to watch.


  7. Donna B.

    I voted for Gastonia because I live in Winston-Salem and I gotta look out for my NC neighbor 🙂

    Single best afternoon in my hometown probably involves a trip to Old Salem, lunch at Salem Tavern and then a tour of Raylen Vineyards.


  8. Donna B.
  9. I voted for Girard, IL because it just looked so peaceful… like a moment frozen in time.


  10. I voted for *Colorado Springs*. . .
    I SO want to visit 🙂

    I will talk about a sunset in a little town in Colombia, called Salento. It’s in the mountains, so you are surrounded by green, and super tall palms. . .so relaxing!


  11. Keri Hamrick
    Twitter: timespasttoys

    I voted for Gastonia NC in keeping with my NC peeps. Anywhere in North Carolina has a place in my heart, it is a beautiful state.

    An amazing afternoon in my hometown is at Broyhill Lake in Blowing Rock with the Gazebo,gardens, and deck overlooking the beauty of the Lake. We love to fish and the fishing there is just so relaxing and the scenery is gorgeous. Then of course after that heading over to Julian Price Picnic area on the Blue Ridge Parkway to have a Fish Fry and cookout with friends and family. There’s no better place to walk enjoying nature, play in the creek, toss around a frisbee and baseball hanging with friends! The simple things in life are still the most fun!
    .-= Keri Hamrick´s last blog ..Toy Mini-Tanker Truck =-.


  12. I am vote 657…. Good luck! It’s great to see good people/towns highlighted! It is also nice to hear about the efforts all of you are making.
    Thanks for this opportunity. I’m off to cross my fingers!!!


  13. I don’t tweet, but I did post your giveaway on my blog. It is on the left side where my readers look daily for Great giveaways. I hope this counts. 🙂

    The Single best afternoon in my hometown… has sunshine,”Real” friendly smiles and people being good to one another…without social barriers. It would also be wonderful if everyone were without cars…. walking, riding bikes, riding horses…on and on.

    Thank you again. What an exciting giveaway!


  14. I voted for Lexington, KY because my wife lived there. I like spending an afternoon in the Museum District of my town, Houston, TX. I can visit various museums, take a stroll through the park and even visit zoo.


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