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Win $50,000 for Kennesaw

Vote in the We Hear You America campaign for the chance to win money for the city's youth.

The City of Kennesaw is gunning for a cash prize of up to $50,000 by mobilizing residents to vote in the We Hear You America campaign from Reader’s Digest.

According to a press release, the city plans to use the winnings to help support and grow its The provides a safe, structured environment for 50 middle and high school students who need a place to do homework, receive tutoring, or just have fun. But the program needs more resources in order to serve more students, said the release.

Here's how to vote:

1. Log on to ReadersDigest.com/America.

2. Enter your zip code.

3. Register (you only have to do this once).

4. Click the vote button. You can cast as many votes as you like.

Last year, 110 towns won funds for their community projects and civic initiatives ranging from building a municipal pool in Genoa, Ne. to replacing fire hydrants in Boley, Ok. The stories of these and other communities were also highlighted and shared by Reader’s Digest.

As of 12:20 p.m. Friday, Kennesaw had 1099 votes. The polls are open until March 1. Show your support for Kennesaw and its young people by casting your vote for 30144.

Get the word out to your friends and neighbors by clicking on the Tweet and Facebook recommend buttons located in the top left corner of this article, beneath the headline.

Gaetana Pipia December 17, 2011 at 07:25 AM
Remember, you're allowed to vote as many times as you want, as often as you want. You have to type in the captcha to vote, so think of it as a typing exercise. Don't even bother using your mouse. Simply click enter, type the next captcha and repeat. I just spent 10 minutes doing this and bumped us up two spots in the rankings. Speaking of which, we're currently in 114th place out of 2,000-plus cities. Not bad, but we can do better!
Kristi Vinson December 19, 2011 at 03:09 AM
I agree, captcha, captcha captcha Kennesaw! These funds could have a huge impact on the youth of our city!
Gaetana Pipia December 28, 2011 at 06:45 PM
As an update, we're currently in 79th place out of 2,000-plus cities. We're making our way up the ranks. Keep voting!
Gaetana Pipia January 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM
As another update, Kennesaw is now in 47th place with 23,694 votes. Keep voting. We're getting closer to that $50,000 prize!

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