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Jim Thorpe in competition for 'most fun small town' status

Published August 31. 2013 09:00AM

The town of Jim Thorpe is being featured on the Best of the Road 2013 Contest with Rand McNally.

Jim Thorpe is competing for the "most fun small town in America." The contest is taking place online at

Jim Thorpe was featured last year in the contest and was a finalist for the "most beautiful small town in America."

There are a few days left and voting will run until Sept. 3.

To vote, you need to register on the above website and select Jim Thorpe for "most fun small town." After you register you can vote every day. You can also upload photos and reviews about the town of Jim Thorpe.

Pat Handwerk, of the Harry Packer Mansion, found this contest last year and is promoting it again this year.

"Being a part of this contest is another great acknowledgement that the Jim Thorpe area is fantastic for visiting. Jim Thorpe is a great town in our country," stated Handwerk.

The Best of the Road contest is for towns in America with populations under 150,000. The focus of this competition is finding the Best Small Towns in America. There are six categories that the towns can compete in: Most Beautiful, Most Fun, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Best Food, and Best for Geocaching.

After voting, judges will announce 30 finalists. Then the judges will make a final decision in October. The winning towns will receive a feature in the 2015 Rand McNally Road Atlas.

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