Thursday, September 06, 2007
A Slogan to Remember?
The Star Ledger reports that the top vote-getter in the election to pick a slogan for Cedar Grove's centennial was "A Century of Memories."
The victor, with 193 of the 350 votes cast, had seesawed with "A Place to Call Home" in recent weeks but surged ahead in the final 10 days and will headline the suburban Essex County community's 100th anniversary in 2008.
"We have a winner," Cindie Newkirk, co-chair of the 33-member Cedar Grove Centennial Committee, said after paper ballots as well as e-mail votes were counted.
"A Century of Memories" ultimately beat "A Place to Call Home" by 82 votes, garnering 193 to the runner-up's 111.
The other four contenders trailed far behind, with "We've Only Just Begun" getting 20 votes; "Only Getting Better," 12; and "Thanks for the Century" and "A Celebration" holding up the rear with 10 votes each.
In the weeks leading up to the Sept. 1 deadline for submitting ballots, not everyone was wedded to the six choices fielded by the centennial overseers.
Once word of the slogan contest began, the Cedar Grove forum on nj.com lighted up with some tongue-in-cheek offerings reflective of small-town living: "Pull Over and Step Away from Your Car"; "Cedar Grove: Country Living with City Traffic"; and "Verona Wannabees."