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Team to Judge Most Patriotic City to be in Clarksville on Thursday

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Rand McNally-USA Today Road Rally Team that is judging the Most Patriotic category for the Best of the Road contest is expected in Clarksville on Thursday.

The team of Captain and Clark set out Thursday, June 23rd, from New York City on their cross-country adventure to review the six finalists in the Most Patriotic category. The team, which is one of four other road teams of veteran travelers selected to judge contest, first visited Williamsburg, VA, and is currently in Peachtree City, GA. They plan to head to Clarksville on Wednesday and be here Thursday and Friday before departing Saturday for Fort Leonard Wood.

Plans are currently under way to roll out the red, white and blue carpet to greet the team and show them around town, as well as make “must see” suggestions. Details will be announced when planning is finalized.

Clarksville was nominated to the Most Patriotic category with 650 votes. The five other finalists are Emporia, KS, 116 votes; Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 25 votes; Peachtree City, GA, 103 votes; Rapid City, SD, 22 votes; and Williamsburg, VA, 90 votes. 

The five Road Rally Teams were selected in another part of the Best of the Road contest, and each will visit the six finalist cities in the categories of Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Most Fun, Friendliest and Best for Food. Their trips will end in Los Angeles on July 15th.

Visit www.bestoftheroad.com for more information about the teams, including their biographies, and follow their progress of visits and reviews via blogs posts, videos and photos, in addition to their social media postings. The Captain and Clark team can be contacted via Twitter and Facebook.

The five category winners will be announced July 22nd at the Destination Marketing Associations International conference in New Orleans. Contest winners will land a permanent spot on Rand McNally’s new travel site and a place in the 2013 Rand McNally Road Atlas, as well as on USA TODAY’s Travel site.


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