Sometimes our community promoters try just a little too hard.
In Bay City, there was the contest which celebrated its 150 year anniversary. Business owners were probably told that hundreds and maybe thousands of folks would be flocking in and around to party down. Whoo hoo! Way to go marketing team!
The contest had one winner. It also had only one entry.
A man has won prizes worth nearly $2,000 after being the only person to enter a contest to celebrate a Michigan city’s 150th anniversary.
MLive reports that Taylor Langstaff had to do 25 activities in the Bay City area and stamp them off on a “passport” to win the prizes. ..
..Because Langstaff was the only entrant, he also received second through 10th place winner prizes.
Did I already say “Way to go marketing team!?”
Huh.. Then you have this other contest where according to the governor, “HUNDREDS of talented students submitted their designs” in a chance to win a special guest seat at the state of the state. I wonder what would happen if someone were to submit a FOIA to see the others that were culled from the finals?