TIFTON — The Tifton Gazette’s 22nd Annual Reader’s Choice Awards banquet took place July 27.

The Reader’s Choice Awards are hosted every year to give readers a chance to vote for their favorites in the Tift area.

This year there were 109 categories divided between three sections: Business and Shopping, Food, Drink and Entertainment, and People, Places and Service.

Over 50 awards were given out at the banquet, which was held at Spring Hill Country Club.

“We just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” said Director of Audience Rachel Wainwright, adding that the attendees help put the newspapers into customers’ hands.

Publisher Dan Sutton was the emcee for the event.

Door prizes donated by several of the participants were given out as well.

The businesses that donated door prizes are Annie’s Place, The Big Store, Bob’s Flowers, Central Jewelers, City of Tifton Natural Gas, Classic Art and Frames, ESG Operations, Espresso 41, Hog-N-Bones, Murray’s Flower Gallery, Plantation 59, Southern Pickers, Surcheros and The Tifton Gazette.

The winners for 2017 are:

Business and Shopping

Antique Shop — Southern Pickers

Appliance Store — Western Auto

Auto Body Shop — Brooks Body Shop

Bargain Store — Brother Charlie’s Thrift Store

Bridal Store — Uniquely Yours

Boutique — Plantation 59 Apparel Co.

Car Wash — Goo Goo Car Wash

Children’s Store — Belk

Computer Store — Staples

Convenience and Gas — Friendly Express

Day Care Center — Mother’s Love Child Care & Learning Center

Department Store — Belk

Drug Store — Moon’s Pharmacy

Eye Wear — Tift Eye Care

Farm Equipment — Perrin Farm Equipment

Feed Store — Tractor Supply Co.

Flooring/Carpet Store — The Floor Shoppe

Florist — Murray’s Flower Gallery

Frame Shop — Classic Art & Frame

Furniture Store — Badcock Home Furniture & More

General Contractor — Jones Construction Co.

Gift Shop — Annie’s Place Gift Shop

Grocery Store — Publix

Hair Styling Salon — Tina’s Hair Care

Hardware Store — Short & Paulk Supply Company

Heating and Air Conditioning — 5 Star Heating & Cooling

Home Improvement — Lowe's

Insurance Company — State Farm

Jewelry Store — Central Jewelers

Meat Store — Curtis Foods Retail Store

Men’s Store — The Big Store

Music Store — The Music Store

New Automotive Dealer — Prince Automotive Group

Paint Store — B & W Paint & Wall Coverings

Pawn Shop — Action Pawn

Pet Grooming-Quailwood Animal Hospital Plant Nursery — Bob’s Flowers

Pool Company — Clearwater Pools & Spa

Quick Oil Change — Grimes Auto Service

Real Estate Agency — Advantage Realty

Rental Store — A & S Rentals of Tifton

Shoe Store — Belk

Tattoo Parlor — Ink Addiction

Tire Store — Eric’s Tire Services

Uniform Store — Uniform Works

Used Automotive Dealer — Prince Automotive Group

Vapor Store — South Ga Vapor

Women’s Store — The Big Store

Food, Drink & Entertainment

BBQ — Pit Stop BBQ

Bakery — Mi-Lady Bakery

Breakfast — Hog-N-Bones

Breakfast Biscuit — Bojangles'

Buffet — Golden Corral

Burger — Checkers

Catering Service — B.J. Smith’s Events & Catering

Chicken Sandwich — Chick-Fil-A

Chinese Restaurant — King Buffet

Country Cooking — Old Times

Cup of Coffee — Espresso 41

Deli — Publix Super Market

Doughnuts — Mi-Lady Bakery

Family Restaurant — 41 & Main

Fast Food — McDonald’s

Fried Chicken — KFC

Hot Dog — Shady Lane Drive Inn

Ice Cream — Dairy Queen

Japanese Restaurant — Asahi Xpress

Mexican Restaurant — Surcheros

Milk Shake — Steak N’ Shake

Pizza Place — Chicago Pizza & Pasta

Place for Lunch — JoJo’s

Produce — Southern Pride Produce

Pub/Bar — The Pub

Sandwich — Dave’s Bread & Coffee House

Seafood Restaurant — Charles Seafood

Steakhouse — Longhorn Steakhouse

Yogurt — Yellow Monkey

People, Places, & Service

Accountant — Curtis W. Couch, CPA

Apartment — Harper Enterprises

Appliance Repair — Ford Appliance Care Service

Attorney — Sandy Sims

Bank — First Community Bank

Car Repair Shop — The Repair Shop

College/University/Technical School — Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Computer/Tablet/Phone Repair — Tifton Tech Works

Dance Studio — Carolyn Ellis School of Dance

Dentist — Dr. Buddy Cawley

Doctor — Dr. Robert G. Anderson

Drycleaner — Kelly’s Fashion Dry Cleaner

Financial Advisor — Will Flowers, Financial Advisor

Health Club/Gym — Southern Bodies Fitness Center

Hotel — Hampton Inn & Suites

House Painter — Gibbs Painting

Insurance Agent — Paulk Insurance Services Inc.

Landscaping — Pro Lawn

Lawnmower Repair — Chris’ Mower Clinic

Nail Salon — Luxury Nails & Spa

Optometrist — Larry Moorman (Tifton Ophthalmology)

Orthodontist — Holloway Orthodontics

Pest Control — Astro Exterminating

Pharmacist — Dr. William I. Posey (Tifton Drugs)

Photographer — Milla Creationsz Photography

Plumber — Central Plumbing

Realtor — Jordan Pope

Senior Living Facility — Maple Court

Spa/Massage — Therapeutic Massage

Veterinarian — Quailwood Animal Hospital

Vinyl Siding — Tifton Vinyl Siding & Supply

Walk in Clinic — Quick Care, LLC

Follow Eve Guevara on Twitter @EveGuevaraTTG.

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