In December, Temple Terrace Patch told the community about the .
Through the grassroots effort, the magazine is naming America’s Most Interesting Town. Winning communities will receive up to $1,000 for community improvement projects.
“There is a desire among people to take matters into our own hands and start working together to fix America,” said Dan Lagani, president of Reader’s Digest North America.
When the contest began, Temple Terrace wasn’t its own location. So, we asked Reader’s Digest to add it and they did!
There are nine days left until the ultimate winner is named. To put Temple Terrace in the running for a prize, all you have to do is log in to the website and vote. Community members can also post photos and stories about what makes Temple Terrace special, and what types of improvements it would benefit from. There are currently no stories or photos about Temple Terrace.
For 11 weeks, Reader’s Digest has also been naming a weekly popular vote winner. There’s only one more week for Temple Terrace to win the popular vote. Towns that win the popular vote are featured on the Reader’s Digest website and in an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest.
The Week 11 winner was Cumberland, VA, which borders Powhatan, the place where I was born and raised. I can tell you that Temple Terrace is just as interesting as Cumberland, if not more.
Through May 31, you can share why you think Temple Terrace is so special. The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000, and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine.
According to a press release, some of the stories Americans have shared so far include:
- Descriptions and photos of the most scenic spots in town.
- Famous historical figures from the area.
- The people, places and local businesses that make their town one-of-a-kind.
“This is an opportunity for individuals to shine and possibly bring national attention to their hometowns,” said Kristin Yuzuik, program representative.