Winners of the Moultrie News’ 2019 Readers’ Choice Best of the Best were recognized Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, at Alhambra Hall in cooperation with Ellen Bonner, Charleston Gateway Properties, Title Sponsor. Over 200 people gathered for the celebration.

This is the fifth year we’ve featured the digital site dedicated to promoting the Readers’ Choice winners. It will be up for a year, so if you need to make a purchasing decision anytime over the next year, remember to go to moultrienews.com/Bestof2019.

The Moultrie News has received tremendous response, with more than 134 categories, 2,182 ballots and over 20,411 tallies! This was our largest contest yet with a 31% increase in voting this year over last year.

The winning businesses and individuals can take great pride in receiving the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards because they were selected by readers who live, work and play in East Cooper.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote and congratulate all of the winners. Also, a special thanks to our sponsors that made the party possible. Thanks to your support there was plenty of food, drinks and door prizes available for guests.

Please patronize these winners and individual businesses because they are mostly locally owned and operated. And remember to tell the business owners you saw them in the Moultrie News.