March 15th was the deadline for voters to attempt to get Sheridan to the #1 position of the Top Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2011, from the list initially selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Always just a couple percentage points behind Paducah, Kentucky, Sheridan landed the #2 spot, but we all gave it the 'ol college try, says Sheridan Travel and Tourism Director Penny Becker.
You'll remember we reported shortly after the Distinctive Destination honor, “This Old House” Magazine highlighted a historic Sheridan neighborhood, and now the most recent issue of “American Cowboy” Magazine is spotlighting Sheridan, Becker tells us.
Becker says that every time Sheridan receives these kinds of acknowledgments, it escalates Sheridan Travel & Tourism's abilities to promote the area in a state where tourism is the #2 industry.
And speaking of the state, Becker tells us that Wyoming Travel & Tourism worked very closely with her to promote the Distinctive Destination voting campaign.
Becker says that the placement of Sheridan on the National Trust for Historic Preservation 2011 list was received in time to include in all of STT's Spring / Summer advertising. Now, she indicates, the STT Board will work on how to word the #2 placement in future promotions.