By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
The Texan’s Community Choice Awards has become an event that promotes spirited community activity. The candidates have been known to purchase the newspaper, clip out the entry form and hand them out in local restaurants, stores and numerous places of business. There’s no rule saying they can’t request your vote, it’s just good politics. This year the Texan begins it’s 4th Annual Community Choice Awards with some additions.
The lines are drawn, and it’s all in for the titles bestowed for the areas favorite burgers, fries and ice cream. The competition gets really grueling when the community selects their favorite attorney, hair stylist, and waitress or waiter. If you think that’s a match, wait until the law enforcement officers, the firefighters and EMT’s go toe-to-toe for the title of favorite. Last year’s winners are defending their titles, the newcomers and second place candidates are bucking for the win.
The Dalhart Community Choice Awards are all in good fun. The candidates enjoy the friendly rivalry the contest inspires and the community members take pleasure in campaigning for their personal favorites. Just to let you know, it’s okay to vote for yourself. You can enter anonymously and vote as many times as you like.
Here are the rules, the Texan only accepts the original forms from the newspaper, no photo copies are allowed. Let’s all pitch in and help the nominees out, you can enter as often as you like. Each entry has a chance to win a prize in a random drawing courtesy of the Dalhart Texan, but you have to include your name and phone number to be eligible for the drawing.
The official entry form will be printed in the newspaper on each Friday for three weeks. The deadline to cast your vote will be 5:00 p.m. on September 28, 2011. Participants may drop the entries by the Texan located at 410 Denrock Avenue or mail them to the same address. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Texan staff at 244-4511.