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2007 Most Mannerly City Results




Jan. 30, 2008 (CHARLESTON, S.C.) - The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette announces today that Charleston, South Carolina has been voted America’s Most Mannerly City of 2007.  The general public determined winners with votes cast online and by mail to the school over the last year.  Savannah, Georgia and New York City placed second and third, respectively.  


After winning the America’s Most Mannerly City designation for the 11th time, Charleston received the Lifetime Achievement Award last year for the annual contest. “Charleston is firmly established as a stronghold of manners,” said Cindy Grosso, owner of Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette. 


The founder of the competition, etiquette expert and author Marjabelle Young Stewart, died in March at age 82. Grosso secured the endorsement of Stewart’s family to carry on the contest.  “It seems proper for [someone from] the Most Mannerly City for all these years, to take it over,” said William Stewart, from the Stewart home of Kewanee, Illinois. 


Charleston won by a landslide with 219 votes. Forty-four votes came from South Carolina residents, including 19 from Charleston.


             Submissions for America’s Most Mannerly City 2008 will be accepted by the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette from Feb. 1 through Dec. 31, 2008.

Sponsors of the Most Mannerly City Campaign include:
Renaissance Charleston Hotel
Maverick Kitchens, Charleston SC
Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau




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