Monday, September 8, 2008

Monroe, Forest Hills face fast-food challenge

Before Monroe High and Marshville Forest Hills meet in their annual rivalry game Nov. 7, fans will have a chance to vote for which school they think is best.

Two Monroe area Chick-fil-A restaurants are offering a $1,000 prize to the school that gets the most "votes" from fans. The runner-up will get $500.

The contest runs Sept. 29-Oct. 31 and fans can "vote" by putting their receipts into a "ballot box" inside the restaurants. Each will be marked for Monroe or Forest Hills.

The winning school will be announced at halftime of the Nov. 7 game.

"With the presidential election approaching, we thought it would be fun to have two local high schools compete in their own ballot box competition,” said David Rowland, franchise Operator of the Monroe locations. "We are excited the schools are having fun with this challenge and look forward to presenting checks to both schools during the big game.”

-- Langston Wertz Jr.