Danville is on the brink of a major tourism-boosting distinction, and the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership needs the community’s help.
Those who know “it's better here” in Danville-Boyle County swarmed the polls on the Rand McNally website and voted Danville as a finalist for the most beautiful small town in its Best of the Road contest. But the work is not yet complete. At some point this week, a team of judges will spend two days in the community. They have an agenda full of all the amenities Danville has to offer, including exploring the rich history, taking in the lively arts scene, and dining in some of the best and most unique restaurants Kentucky has to offer.
To attain the distinction of most beautiful small town, EDP wants the community to make the best impression possible, and this is where you can help by making sure your business and property looks its best for the visitors.
Some ways to help include:
- Putting up signs or banners in windows saying "Welcome Rand McNally/USA Today.”
- If you put up red, white and blue for the Great American Brass Band Festival, leave the items up through this week.
- if you are flying U.S. flags, leave them up, as well.
If Danville wins the honor, it will be featured in Rand McNally GPS devices, road atlases, eBooks, online maps and directions, and travel blogs. The contest is being covered by CBS News and the Travel Channel, as well as USA Today.
Other finalists are Jim Thorpe, Pa.; Bardstown, Ky., Tybee Island, Ga.; Sedona, Ariz.; and Baker City, Ore.