The Parade welcomes all cheaters!

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Welcoming All Cheaters,
Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Let it be known from now until the end of time that People of the Rio Grande Valley careith ‘bout two things: Their Football and Their Bartenders.
So it is evident from the response of our first annual (first ever) Beach Bar Beat Beach Bartender Contest.
For some unknown reason, I was hit with a wave of anxiety coupled with a hint of excitement Friday morning when I noticed a staggering amount of votes for our Beach Bar Beat had been cast via email.
As I noted on our Facebook page, by mid-afternoon it was evident we should have established a separate email account for those votes as to not clutter my inbox. It’s also kinda neat that in this day and age of electronic media, dozens upon dozens of ballots were physically mailed.
And while two bartenders are fighting neck and neck on the leaderboard, as of now, it’s virtually anyone’s contest, so keep those votes coming.
Which leads me to another point: folks, “cheating” is allowed. I mean, if you hadn’t noticed, there aren’t many rules to this thing. Voters can provide us with a name or not. We’re not asking voters for I.D. Voters can vote as many times as they like and vote for different bartenders at different times.
With that in mind, there’s no need to create another email account to “hide” your vote or have your six-year-old sign off on the ballot in an attempt to disguise your vote (you know who you are). It’s all good; we’re excepting all comers, even write-ins (and we’ve got a few of those, too). The Beach Bar Beat Bartender Contest is the preverbal Steroid Olympics we’ve all been waiting for!
For those who are wondering, the winner will be granted bragging rights along with the gaudiest trophy he or she has ever seen in his or her life, and we’ll also pass the hat around the office for a cash award; so this contest means a lot to these bartenders, so vote early and often.
The winner will be unveiled in our Oct. 4 edition. In the meantime, join us for the GLO Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up Saturday morning and then at the 2nd Annual Pachanga in the Park on Saturday in Port Isabel and the Viva LaVida Benefit at gorgeous Casa Mariposa on Sunday.

Ray Quiroga
South Padre Parade

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