Peachtree City in running for Reader’s Digest ‘Most Interesting Town’ contest
Peachtree City currently holds down the number two spot in the Reader’s Digest “Most Interesting Towns” in America contest.
What makes Peachtree City interesting? According to the magazine’s website, “Peachtree City, Ga., is home to almost 10,000 golf carts according to resident Betsy T., that zip around 90 miles of paths in place of cars. On holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, hundreds of residents decorate the carts instead of traditional floats for the town parade.”
The entry is accompanied by a photo of golf carts festooned with U.S. flags and bunting as part of the annual July Fourth Parade.
Others in the top five include Lawrence, Kan. for its “Not So Late Show” comedian, Lewisburg, Tenn. for its “famous fainting goats,” Juneau, Alaska for its upside down flower towers, and Eau Claire, Wisc., for a sculpture of Loch Ness monster Nessie in the Chippewa River.
The entries are part of the publication’s We Hear You America: America’s Most Interesting Town contest. Reader’s Digest requested stories of 150 words or less on what makes the nominated town interesting. One story about an American town will be selected by the editors of Reader’s Digest. That town will be featured on the cover of the magazine, and the author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,000.
In addition, the editorial staff will select 10 other stories to be highlighted based on specific categories: America’s Most Interesting Town Parade, Event, Nickname, Scenic View, Family, Legend, Trivia, Funny Story, Character and Landmark. These winners will receive $1,000 and their town will be mentioned inside a future print and digital edition of Reader’s Digest.
The publication is the second largest paid-subscription magazine in the U.S. and read by more than 25 million people.