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Lawrence contender for Reader’s Digest’s ‘Most Interesting Town’ title

May 8, 2012


Look interesting, Lawrence.

On the street

What do you think makes Lawrence interesting?

All the different kinds of people drawn here.

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A national magazine has announced that Lawrence is in the running to be named “Most Interesting Town In America.”

Lawrence recently was the top vote winner in a contest sponsored by Reader’s Digest that seeks to highlight interesting towns across the country.

The magazine conducts 12 one-week contests where Internet users vote for what they believe is the most interesting town in the country. Lawrence won the most recent voting period, which means the city will be mentioned in an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest, said Reader’s Digest spokeswoman Kristin Yuzuik.

The magazine will name an overall winner in early June and also will name winners in several categories such as Most Interesting Town Nickname, Most Interesting Town Parade, Most Interesting Town Character, and several others.

Although Lawrence fared well in the popular-vote portion of the contest, Yuzuik said the overall winner largely will be chosen based upon essays readers submit about their communities. People have until May 31 to submit an essay about Lawrence or any other community.

The winning community will be featured on the cover of an upcoming Reader’s Digest. People can submit essays at


Matthew Herbert 6 years, 1 month ago

meanwhile Readers Digest in the running for least interesting magazine

hyperinflate 6 years, 1 month ago

Reader's Digest ... the magazine for the "literary" teabagger set.

Tyson Travis 6 years, 1 month ago

From the TV commercial..."I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I'd go to the Free State in Lawrence..."

Matthew Herbert 6 years, 1 month ago

the past winners list leads me to believe that only residents of North Dakota still subscribe to this magazine. There is no other Earthly explanation for why every city in North Dakota would be a one-time winner of this award. I've been to North Dakota - it's not great.

Kyle Chandler 6 years, 1 month ago

The editors havent made it over here to the 'comments' section of the ljworld obviously.

Patriot2 6 years, 1 month ago

Wow........guess we don't have to worry about paying for the party now!

Beth Ennis 6 years, 1 month ago

amazing. I get readers digest and enjoy reading it. I have for years. I also AM NOT a tea party member or a republican! I got quite a laugh out of this.

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