The Beacon is running its first Best of the Best contest. To vote, readers can fill out a ballot that are found in The Beacon on page 9A or voting can take place online at surveymonkey.com/s/thebeaconbestofthebest2014 . The contest will determine the Best of the Best in Ottawa County.
The categories are:
Around Ottawa County
•Park (city, state, national)
Mainland food and drink
•Specialty food item
•After work drink
•Commercial real estate developer
•Bed and breakfast
•Community business leader
North Coast Live
•Island drink and where
Readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite place, person or organization in the above categories. There is to only be one vote per person and at least half of the ballot must be filled out for the vote to count. No photo copies of ballots will be accepted. All ballots are to be turned in or mailed to The Beacon office at 205 SE Catawba Road, Suite G, Port Clinton, OH, 43452. Ballots will be ran in Beacons printed July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21 and Aug 28. Voting will start online on Aug 1.
Mark your calendars
An awards ceremony announcing the winners of the contest will be held Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Mon Ami. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets for the event will be $10. The winners of each category will receive a plaque at the ceremony and the plaques will be able to be displayed at the winner’s business or organization. The winners will be announced in print in the September 25 edition of The Beacon.
Another category that will be included is the Best of the Best Boat Name, but here at The Beacon we would like readers to submit photos of their boat names. Once we collect the reader submitted photos, they will be put in a gallery in print and online and there will be a separate vote conducted for the Boat Name category. Boat name photos must be submitted by August 15.
The Best of the Best
The place, business, person or organization receiving the most votes overall will receive The Best of the Best award.