US communities celebrate the American Spirit

US communities celebrate the American Spirit Across America, towns large and small continue to hold and create events that bring the community together, inspire pride and evoke traditional American values.

Sheboygan Falls, Wis. (June 28, 2013) – As the population prepares to celebrate the nation’s independence, a campaign called the “Best of US” is rewarding the celebrations that reflect the values of America and promote togetherness within the community. The campaign, hosted by Johnsonville Sausage, called on individuals to nominate their hometown celebrations and is now awarding funding to the top 10 community events that reflect the American spirit.

Based on more than 71,000 votes from individuals nationwide, 10 community celebrations are being honored as the “Best of US,” ranging from a Heritage Fair in Baltimore, Maryland to a Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, Indiana to a celebration for Medal of Honor recipients in Gainesville, Texas.

Taking top honors in the “Best of US” contest is Wayne Stock, an upstate New York music festival that raises funds yearly for victims of tragedy.

About Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,400 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and “Big Flavor” of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today.