Back around the end of January, I told you all about a contest Kraft had organized. The prize, a concert in your town by Love & Theft. The contest — you have to be chosen as the “Single Best Town” in America.
Kraft has now narrowed all the entries down to the final 10, and now we get to vote on which town wins.
I was really expecting to see a list of small towns, you know population of three of our thousand. I was surprised by Lexington, Ky., Colorado Springs, Colo., Augusta, Ga., and some of the others. But, here are the lucky finalists:
Augusta, Ga. – Home of the Master’s Golf Tournament, this town is full of gardens, rich history and programs to help people in need.
Bell Buckle, Tenn. – From a town that was once gray and frayed to what is now a patchwork of painted awnings and appliquéd gingerbread-trimmed porches, this town is as quaint as can be.
Richmond, Mich. – Good Old Days fair and parade features annual Outhouse Races, which takes months of preparation.
Hamburg, N.Y. – People from all over flock to the town’s annual Burger Fest to enter the hamburger contest, listen to live music and join the Burger, Beds and Buns Race.
Gastonia, N.C. – Gastonia’s mayor, local business and more than 1,000 volunteers united to form the Hope 4 Gaston charity to improve their community (i.e., develop 20+ houses, churches, fire and police departments, non-profits and more).
Lexington, KY. – The Horse Capital of the World has everything a horse lover would ever want: horse parks, famous races and historic race tracks.
Colorado Springs, Colo. – With ever-changing aspens, clear blue skies, red rocks and snow-capped mountains, this town is filled with history, culture and diversity.
Twinsburg, Ohio – Holding the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of multiples in the world, this town hosts the popular Twins Day Festival every year.