Best of the Best: Readers’ Choice Contest Begins

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

Valley City Times-Record readers have the chance to vote on the Best of the Best in Barnes County and surrounding communities by casting a ballot for their favorite business or staff member.

A questionnaire will publish three times — today (Aug. 8) and Thursday, Aug. 10 in the Times-Record and Friday, Aug. 11 in the T-R Extra. You can also find some forms at area businesses.

Readers are encouraged to show appreciation to the wonderful businesses and services in the area by casting a ballot.

Times-Record Publisher Bill Parsons said the contest is “a nice way of honoring those businesses and individuals that go out of their way to give excellent customer service.”

Completed entry forms can be dropped off at or sent to the Valley City Times-Record, 146 Third. St. NE, Valley City, postmarked by Aug. 15.

The “Best of the Best” top three finishers in each category will be announced in a very special celebration edition of the Times-Record on Thursday, Aug. 31. Only ballots clipped from the newspaper will be accepted. Photocopies are not eligible.

Readers are able to vote in as many different categories as they wish and can enter as often as they wish.

A complete list of categories can be found on page 2 of the Aug. 8 edition of the Times-Record.

Parson said, “We know the area businesses would appreciate your vote.”