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Thomasville needs your vote for Best Historic Small Town

Many people are attracted to the downtown area of the city. (Source: WALB) Many people are attracted to the downtown area of the city. (Source: WALB)
Employees and owners take pride in their businesses. (Source: WALB) Employees and owners take pride in their businesses. (Source: WALB)
Many of the Thomasville shops and boutiques are independently owned. (Source: WALB) Many of the Thomasville shops and boutiques are independently owned. (Source: WALB)
Bonnie Hayes, Thomasville Tourism Director (Source: WALB) Bonnie Hayes, Thomasville Tourism Director (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Earlier this year, the City of Thomasville was named the City of Roses by Georgia’s legislature and could receive another title soon.

On March 29, 2016, USA Today released the names of twenty nominated cities for its Best Historic Small Town and Thomasville made the cut.

“To be nominated, we couldn’t ask for more!” Thomasville tourism director Bonnie Hayes says.

USA Today considered a few factors when it came to narrowing down the list.

Each city has to be historic and must have less than 25,000 residents.

Now that the nominations are out, it’s up to the public to vote on their favorite city.

Those interested can check out USA Today's site to vote and also look at the leaderboard.

As of April 1, Thomasville had the highest number of votes making it number one.

Hayes says, “Keep voting. We want to see our name at the top.”

According to the tourism director, the publicity always helps with the city’s tourism.

“We pop up in all kinds of different places," Hayes says. "Anywhere from Garden and Gun to Southern Living. We’re just a unique find and people feel that once they get here, they find a little treasure.”

She also mentions that what makes the city unique is those living in Thomasville.

“Our residents want to keep Thomasville clean, culturally focused, and a nice place to be. Again, all you have to do is drive through and you know that this is a city that is just a little bit different,” Hayes says.

Other nominated cities include Beaufort, South Carolina, St. Augustine, Florida, and Dahlonega, Georgia.

Everyone can vote once per day. Voting ends on Monday, April 25, 2016, at noon.

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