Lewisburg Finishes Contest as Vote Leader

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Lewisburg Finishes Contest as Vote Leader

Budget Travel’s America’s Coolest Small Towns competition ended at 1pm today, and Lewisburg finished with the most votes*.

After 2 ½ months of online voting, and an exciting competition with second-place Astoria, Oregon, Lewisburg garnered more votes than any competitor in the contest’s history. A combination of public relations, special events and personal outreach kept Lewisburg in the lead for the majority of the competition.

“We’ve said all along that this contest hasn’t been just a Lewisburg thing, but a West Virginia thing. It’s been amazing to see people who live far and wide with a connection to Lewisburg and the state of West Virginia come together to win this competition,” said Kara Dense, Executive Director of the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Budget Travel annually holds the competition for towns across America with a population less than 10,000. Online nominations were accepted during the fall, and Lewisburg was chosen from 80 submissions. Lewisburg will be featured in Budget Travel magazine’s September issue.

For more information, please contact Rachael Stebbins, Director of Marketing and Communications at (304) 645-1000.

*Votes continue to be tallied on the Budget Travel website. An exact number is unknown at this time. Visit http://www.budgettravel.com/bt-srv/coolestsmalltowns/CST2011.html for current standings.

Lewisburg, W.Va. – February 11, 2011

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