We could not believe this years response from the public on ultimately decided who was deserving of the title of "BEST" in Lamar County.

About The Contest

After months of preparation, voting and counting ballots, the 2020 Best of Paris winners are in and congratulations are certainly in order.  Starting in January 2020, we published Best of Paris ballots for four consecutive weeks in The Shopper and on our website dseshopper.com and bestofparistexas.com

The ballots consisted of 224 categories including places to shop, services, food and drink and people in our county. The response was overwhelming with over 1600 ballots submitted by the February deadline.

Best of Paris voters were given an opportunity to submit one ballot per person per day and had to vote for a minimum of 10 categories. Our goal was to make sure the contest was fair and managed in a way where ballots could be screened and validated. Random calls were
placed to readers submitting ballots to ensure they were in fact the ones submitting the ballot. Duplicate ballots were taken out and all ballots throughout the counting process were checked for anything we felt would compromise the outcome of the contest.


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Be sure to check out the full list of winners, by clicking the navigation tab "Winners" at the top of our page.