Voters will choose a charity to receive free advertising

Brittany Wise Reporter

November 29, 2013

The Grayson County News-Gazette is offering area non-profit organizations a chance to win $2,500 in free advertising.

Local residents will vote to choose which charity will receive the prize through a program sponsored by Civitas Media LLC, owners of The Grayson County News-Gazette.
The giveaway, being called MyOwn® Community Service Partner Campaign, is being held in conjunction with the new community website –MyOwnLeitchfield.com– that is being launched by The News-Gazette.
“We’re proud to be part of the Grayson County community and this is one of the ways we want to show our gratitude,” said Michael Bush, chief executive officer of Civitas Media.
“The $2,500  in free advertising will help a local charity deliver its message on-line or in print, however it chooses. The new website will bolster our already robust print and online products.”
Local residents will select the winning charity as part of a two-fold process, said Theresa Armstrong, General Manager of the The Grayson County News-Gazette.

 She explained that charitable organizations will have until Sunday, Dec. 22 to digitally submit their nomination form, which can be found online at MyOwnLeitchfield.com.  At the conclusion of the nomination period, residents will vote for their favorite charities.

The top five vote-getters will then advance to a second round of voting to determine the winners. Articles will be published in the newspaper announcing the top five nominees as well as the winner.

Voting will take place on MyOwnLeitchfield.com  and there will be one vote per person.
This new website allows readers, schools, community organizations, local governments and others to post their favorite photographs, such as vacation or sports photos; share upcoming events, such as Scout meetings and bake sales; and even write your own blog.
Any local charity in Grayson County with an IRS charitable designation is eligible for the $2,500 of free advertising.