Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Durham Wins "Bring Back the 4th" Contest with Liberty Mutual

Durham has won Liberty Mutual Insurance's Bring Back the 4th™ contest, an online competition encouraging people across America to rally together and earn $10,000 grants to support their cities' and towns' official Fourth of July celebrations.  Durham won in the Large City/Town category for communities over 100,001 residents. 

The funds must be used for a community's Fourth of July celebrations.  Durham Parks and Recreation department and the city's human resources department worked together to sponsor this contest locally. 
"Outpourings of local support for community initiatives is one of many great things about Durham," said Shelly Green, President and CEO of the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau.  "We pride ourselves largely on the make up of our community, its diversity and its engagement.  Acknowledgment like this makes it all worth while," she added.

People earned credits for their local traditions by taking our "Responsible Moments in U.S. History" quiz at BringBackThe4th website, and encouraging friends, family and neighbors to do the same. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate, in an inspiring display of community teamwork and patriotism. 

The following are the 10 U.S. cities and towns earned enough quiz credits to win:

Small City/Town Category:
• Brockport Village, New York
• Chester, California
• Dahlonega, Georgia
• Springfield, Georgia

Medium City/Town Category:
• Bozeman, Montana
• New Britain, Connecticut.
• Wilmington, Massachusetts

Large City/Town Category:
• Durham, North Carolina
• Rockford, Illinois
• Springfield, Illinois

 Durham is a great place to spend with 4th of July holiday.  See the Community Event Calendar for a list of all that is happening in the place where great things happen.

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