Petal Excel By 5 Coalition seeking votes in essay contest


The Petal Excel By 5 Coalition is asking for help from its Pine Belt neighbors by voting in an online contest going on now through noon Monday, May 13.

Coalition member Jenni Dunn has submitted an essay in the Shelter Insurance "Thankful for Our Communities" contest. Her essay, entitled "The Friendly City," spotlights what makes Petal a great community, centered around faith, families and education.

Dunn's written essay is one of only 28 submitted entries in the annual contest. The entry that receives the most online votes will automatically win one of five $5,000 prizes, which will benefit Petal's Excel By 5 mission to support early childhood development.

Please visit to read Dunn's essay and vote. Visit Petal Excel By 5's facebook page for more information or visit use this direct link: 30295/632926402?lc=en-us.

Voting is open through noon Monday.