Voting online at lebanondemocrat.com is in the home stretch for the fifth-annual Zaxby’s Fan of the Year.
Thirteen lucky fans are in the running for the coveted prize after they were selected fans of the week by The Lebanon Democrat staff during high school football games in Wilson County this season.
As of Wednesday evening, Barbara and James Manning, of Lebanon, were in the lead with 37 percent of the vote, followed closely by Ginger Raines, of Mt. Juliet with 23 percent and T.J. Hewitt, of Watertown, with 18 percent with 126 votes cast.
Voters may pick their favorite fan from Thomas Bryan, of Lebanon; Gibby Gibson, of Mt. Juliet; the Mannings; Hewitt; Raines; Toni Taylor, of Lebanon; Charlie Perry, of Mt. Juliet; Connie Head, of Smyrna; Sarah Wyatt, of Lebanon; Angie Richardson, of Mt. Juliet; Steve Cox, of Watertown; Brad Mattingly, of Mt. Juliet; and Carolyn Tomlinson, of Lebanon.
The Zaxby’s Fan of the Year will receive enough food to feed 25 people at a tailgate or party event of his or her choosing.
“This is the perfect opportunity for one of our fans to get outfitted for bowl season or even a Super Bowl party, both of which are right around the corner,” said Lebanon Democrat editor Jared Felkins. “We want give a big thank you to Zaxby’s for teaming up with us to sponsor this opportunity. It has been a great time selecting and showcasing the fans each week in Sports Extra, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.”
In addition, The Democrat will also give away a Zaxby’s chicken finger platter, and all fans have to do is cast a vote. Those who cast a vote for Zaxby’s Fan of the Year through Dec. 15 will be entered into a drawing for the platter, along with a Zaxby’s Fan of the Week T-shirt.
“We didn’t want to let these 13 fans have all the fun, so we opened a portion of the contest up for everyone to get involved,” Felkins said.
Voting online for the Zaxby’s Fan of the Year ends Dec. 15 at noon. Anyone can cast a vote now for their favorite fan at lebanondemocrat.com/fan or visit The Democrat’s homepage and click on the Zaxby’s Fan of the Year alert link at the top of the page.
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