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Unread 06-18-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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Default Town of Mount Pleasant Just Won 2010 "All American City" Award

The town of Mount Pleasant has just been selected as one of the 10 U.S. "All-American City" award winners.

The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States.
The oldest community recognition program in the nation, the award recognizes communities whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results.


Since the program's inception in 1949, more than 4,000 communities have competed and roughly 466 winners have been named All-America Cities. Each year, interested communities submit a comprehensive package based on published criteria that are evaluated in the award selection process. Deserving communities are named as finalists, and the year's ten award winners are named from that pool of applicants.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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Here is a video of the story of Mount Pleasant SC

Mt. Pleasant was selected as one of 10 "All American Cities" in 2010 on June 18, 2010.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Georgetown was awarded that "honor" a few years ago. For all the money that the county spent on achieving this goal, I don't know what the benefits were... other than being able to put it on the water tower & their business cards.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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The purpose of any award should be a symbol of recognition of an achievement of which a person, group of persons or entity is proud. Whether the award be a gold watch, a sports trophy, a medal, a scholarship etc, the award winner is recognized for their accomplishment and often times that "award" is part of what motivates a person(s) or group to accomplish their goal. From watching the Mt. Pleasant presentation, other than transportation and lodging costs even if paid for by the town of Mt. Pleasant, I don't think that the cost of achieving the award was particularly high. Any expenditures, should be far outweighed by the benefits derived from the national recognition the town receives from winning the award.



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Georgetown was awarded that "honor" a few years ago. For all the money that the county spent on achieving this goal, I don't know what the benefits were... other than being able to put it on the water tower & their business cards.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant. SC
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I saw this on the news last night...I thought it was pretty cool, made me all the happier for chosing this area to move too
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Unread 06-22-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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According to the Post and Courier Newspaper, the Mayor of Mt. Pleasant
payed his own way to Kansas City, Mo.for the town presentation. In fact, he donated his salary to help pay for the trip to Kansas City last week. The entire presentation was paid for with donations, and no tax money was used, officials said.

According to the news article:

"Almost all of a dozen shoppers approached outside Whole Foods on Monday afternoon had heard of the award.
Many commented that Mount Pleasant deserved it because of the town's "great sense of community."
"We've lived all over the world, and it's so easy to get a sense of community here," said Ruby Qurashi, who moved to Mount Pleasant from London two years ago.
She noted the community spirit was remarkable considering how many of the residents are transplants like herself and her husband, who commutes to work in Baltimore."



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Georgetown was awarded that "honor" a few years ago. For all the money that the county spent on achieving this goal, I don't know what the benefits were... other than being able to put it on the water tower & their business cards.
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