Online Staff Report
Polo, Ill., won the popular vote for the fourth week of Reader’s Digest’s “America’s Most Interesting Town” contest, which launched March 2.
Each week from now until May 31, an American town will be named most interesting town in America by popular vote at www.readersdigest.com/america.
In connection with the popular vote win, Polo will be mentioned in an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine.
Locals are encouraged to submit photos and stories about what makes Polo the “Most Interesting Town in America.” One story will be selected by the editors at Reader’s Digest to be featured in the magazine, and the winning author will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
Reader’s Digest’s May 8 Weekly Newsletter featured a photo of the 1917 Patriots’ Day Parade in Polo, Ill., and included the following: “What started as a tradition of celebrating America’s veterans nearly 140 years ago in Polo, Ill., continues to this day. As in the 1917 parade, above, today ‘people still line the streets, stand, remove their hats, and put their hands over their hearts as the flag passes, applauding loudly as veterans go by,’ wrote local Linda G. ‘Polo’s Memorial Day Parade is small-town America at its best, happy to live in a town where the community remembers and wholeheartedly respects and honors its fallen.’”
Visit www.readersdigest.com/america for more details.
Posted May 24, 2012