BOTKINS — The Botkins Historical Society has announced its second annual Top Grouch election.
During the fundraiser, area residents can vote as many times as they like for three candidates who are vying for the title of Top Grouch. The winner will be announced, June 10, during the Botkins Carousel festival.
This year’s candidates are Tim Rogers, owner of the Inn Between; Botkins Police Chief Tom Glass and Botkins resident Tim Buehler. When each was asked why he should be elected, the responses were typical of each man.
“Well, I’ll tell you,” Rogers said. “Forty-one years of ‘the customer’s always right’ will put you in a mood. Besides, everyone knows I’m the one that’s always right! If everyone would accept that, the world would be a better place — for me at least, and that’s what is truly important.
Glass was more terse: “So many people deserve a shock collar. I deserve the remote!” he said.
“Hey, I’m not the problem. You are! Now go away and leave me alone!” Buehler said.
Votes cost $1 for one, $5 for six or $10 for 15. Votes can be cast at Meyers Tavern, Trojan’s Den, Ask Amy, Botkins Electric, Finish Line and the Inn Between.