Miss.-based deli to award civic-minded tea lovers

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Patrons of Mississippi-based McAlister's Deli are taking part in an online contest which tests their civic pride and could bring in big bucks for a local charity. Thousands are participating in the 2nd annual "Teatown USA" contest.

Patrons are being encouraged to log onto www.teatownusa.com and vote for their city. The winning town gets bragging rights for a year and up to $7,500 for a local charity.

In Hattiesburg, the funds would go to the Favre 4 Hope Foundation.

"You must have a Facebook account to vote, so if you don't have one, you can create one and go in and vote," said Rob Parker, general manager of McAlister's Deli, at 2300 Hardy St. "You can only vote once a day, so once you log in, you vote, you're done," Parker said.

The contest ends Aug. 1.  

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