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|Officials: Keep on Woo-Hoo'ing
|Local advocates aren't giving up trying to get people to, as they call it, "Woo-hoo," even though Galesburg has dropped to number two in a national contest.
There's still a month or more left to go in the Readers Digest "We Hear You America" contest, and the city has around 400,000 votes in the contest's revival.
The contests gets magazine readers to vote for their favorite city, which could get a city their share of nearly $8 million in cash and promotional help.
Phil Dickinson is one of the organizers, and tells WGIL if you put in a call or an e-mail, he'll even help you vote.
"Right now, we're probably voting for, I would say, close to 600 people who have said 'I'm not the kind of person who gets on the computer every day.' 'I forget.' 'I'm not interested in doing this, but I want to support our area,'" Dickinson said. "So, we ask folks to take ownership and find 10 people each, that you can do that for."
Dickinson says you can e-mail email@example.com, or call 312-857-6140 for help.
"This little contest has probably done more...to create unity and hope and some positive feelings for Galesburg, than what we've had in a lone time," said Carl Sandburg College President Lori Sundberg, another organizer. "We've suffered a lot in the last 10-15 years. And, it's time -- it's time for us to work together, and kind of come together, and this contest has done it."
A rally is planned for 1 pm on April 17th at Standish Park to also drum up support for the campaign. The rally was originally to be held next weekend, but was changed due in part to the City of Galesburg Easter Egg Hunt being held at the same time.
To vote for Galesburg in the Readers Digest "We Hear You, America" contest, CLICK HERE.
|04 03 11 by Newsroom
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