STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Tuesday afternoon sent a packed bus headed to Tampa with hopes of coming home with a national title.
All America City is a distinction awarded 10 cities a year with values supporting strong sense of community spirit.
Statesville has put together a proposal listing 3 of their biggest community projects with a check mark beside all 3.
From a brand new Boys and Girls Club to a group specifically designed with resources for Hispanic citizens, Statesville is hoping their success stories will impress the judges.
Statesville is competing with 31 other cities and towns from across the U.S. Their goal is to bring home top prize, but if they don't it doesn't matter. The pride packed among the 53 people heading to Tampa, is an award of its own.