Perch People's Choice Award to be Announced Next Week

The Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce will announce the first, second and third place winners for the Perch People's Choice Award for which entries were submitted this week during the unveiling of the artist-decorated fish.

Following , the buzz about the community is which fish won the People's Choice Award. The answer is only a weekend away.

Executive Director Jennifer Boettcher said the votes have been tallied and the winners will be announced Monday through Wednesday of next week. They will be annonced in reverse order, meaning the third place winner will be announced on Monday, second on Tuesday and third on Wednesday, Boettcher said. 

of the winning fish will win gift certificates to a restaurant, Boettcher said, noting how pleased she was with the turnout. 

In addition to the winners being announced, the 51 Perch will be moved from the next Tuesday, July 17, to their street location within the Grosse Pointes.

There are two that will be featured in St. Clair Shores and then the remainder will be in the five Grosse Pointes, with the heaviest concentration along Mack and Kercheval avenues.

Eventually the fish will be auctioned off at a benefit party at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in October . In the meantime, they'll remain on the streets with the hope of drawing people to the community to visit all of the fish and the businesses.

Check back on Grosse Pointe Patch for the third place winner on Monday!

Which fish was your favorite? Share a comment below or post a picture you took while at the unveiling party.

karen fisher July 15, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Are the fish still available for viewing @ the Ford house until Tuesday?


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