About 200 came and went from the Best of Marathon awards on Saturday Night. (Unless you’re from the fire marshal service; then it was far less.)
The crowd was young and/or good-looking, hip, super amiable and then downright friendly as the night went on and the levels lowered in the bottles of happy juice; a fantastic night was had by all.The occasion was, of course, the opportunity to name what makes Marathon, the jewel of the Middle Keys, so outstanding.
In all, about 2,829 voted in the contest that names the best of everything — best local celebrity, best cup of coffee, best law firm, and best customer service. (For reference, that’s about the same number of Marathon residents who vote in a general election year; the “Best of Marathon” is serious business.)Except when it’s not.