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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Abilene, Kansas Named Finalist in Best Historic Small Town Contest


For the second year in a row, Abilene is named as a finalist for USA Today’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Best Historic Small Town contest.

“We are excited to be named as a finalist in USA Today’s Best Historic Small Town contest,” said Julie Roller Weeks, director, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau Director. “Receiving this recognition two years in a row is extra special and celebrates our efforts to market Abilene as a destination.”

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the website.

Abilene is the only finalist from Kansas. Other finalists include:

  • Astoria, OR
  • Beaufort, SC
  • Berkley Springs, WV
  • Bisbee, AZ
  • Cape May, NJ
  • Cedar Key, FL
  • Clarksdale, MS
  • Concord, MA
  • Essex, CT
  • Granbury, TX
  • Lahaina, HI
  • Leadville, CO
  • Mackinac Island, MI
  • Natchitoches, LA
  • St Augustine, FL
  • Ste. Genevieve, MO
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Virginia City, NV
  • Williamsburg, VA

To vote, visit Online voting begins June 1, 2020 and continues until June 28, 2020.

“We encourage everyone to vote daily and ask their employees, visitors and customers to vote as well,” Roller Weeks said. “We’re all in this together.” 

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