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Lombard named finalist for “Most Fun” small town in the nation by Rand McNally


In mid-September, the Village of Lom-


bard was named a top five finalist for the “Most Fun” town in America by Rand Mc- Nally’s Best of the Road competition. The annual competition ranks the top


towns in the nation in six categories: Most Beautiful, Most Fun, Most Patriotic, Friendli- est, Best Food and Best for Geocaching. For the first round of the competition,


residents and supporters of Lombard could login at bestoftheroad.com and vote for Lombard in one of the six available catego- ries every 24 hours. The voting period lasted from July 1 to Sept. 3. In the first round of the competition,


Lombard earned the second highest number of votes for “Most Fun” with a total of 1,822. Other finalist towns in the category include Jim Thorpe, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Geneva-on- the-Lake, Ohio and Nocona, Texas. For the final round of judging, the Vil- lage of Lombard must submit a video or photo tour and an essay to Rand McNally’s Best of the Road judges by noon CST on Sept. 27. According to Rand McNally, towns will be judged on persuasiveness of the final project, creativity and originality, persua- siveness of the content of online activity and volume of online activity. The finalist towns will be judged by a


panel of travel editors and mar- keting profes- sionals between Sept. 28 and Oct. 7. The winning town in each category will be announced in mid-October and receive a trial license to Rand McNally’s Best Town Travels, Rand McNal- ly’s digital travel planning guide, an edito- rial feature in annual Rand McNally Road Atlas plus 50,000 media impressions on maps, coverage on bestoftheroad.com and inclusion as a point of interest in the Rand McNally RV GPS and Good Sam Trip Planner. Lombard’s Village President Keith Giagnorio said the Village is thrilled to be named a finalist and would like to encourage residents to keep the online “buzz” going throughout the final round of judging. To generate online buzz, Lombard


residents, businesses and supporters can continue to post reviews of the community at bestoftheroad.com. Facebook and Twitter reviews, posts and updates should tag @bestoftheroad in posts and use the hashtag #bestoftheroad.


Village’s Carol Bauer receives award for “Most Dedicated Blood Drive Coordinator” in Illinois


Village of Lombard Executive Coordina-


tor Carol Bauer was awarded the 2013 Most Dedicated Blood Drive Coordinator State Award on behalf of the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers at the Village’s fall community blood drive. Bauer, who has been an employee of the


Village for 47 years, has collected more than 10,981 units of blood for Heartland Blood Centers since 1988. “What impressed the judges the most


was the way Carol has successfully involved the entire community in her blood collection efforts,” said Margaret Vaughn, Government Affairs Director for the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers. According to the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers, Bauer “promotes Lombard’s blood drives in the community so well that they bring in triple digits in col- lections each time. She takes every oppor- tunity to raise awareness in the community of blood donation from water bills, Cruise Nights and the distribution of flyers by 2nd


graders at the local grocery store.” Bauer was nominated for the award by


Karen Schwarz , Senior Marketing Represen- tative for Heartland Blood Centers. Schwarz said she chose to nominate Bauer because she “has been instrumental in the growth and continued success of the blood drives.” “I’m beyond thrilled to receive the


award,” Bauer said. “The Village of Lom- bard’s blood drives continue to be successful because of the dedication of the community.”


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Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers Govern- ment Affairs Director Margaret Vaughn, left, speaks to a crowd at Village Hall about Bauer’s dedication to com- munity blood drives.


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