41 anchor's idea up for social media award

Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 16:50:39-05

An idea that 41 Action News Anchor Justin Wilfon sent out in a tweet last year is now nominated for a national social media award.

The tweet suggested that Blue Jay Drive in Liberty should get a different name while the Royals were playing the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs.\

MORE: That time Justin Wilfon got officials to change a sign from 'Blue Jay Drive' to 'Royals Drive'

Liberty agreed and for a few days changed the street's name to Royals Drive.  The city says their resulting Facebook post with photos of the street's new name reached more than 411,000 people with 3,800 likes and 2,000 shares.

Now, Justin's idea is up for a national Golden Post Award. His competitors even include Kansas City Mayor Sly James, as well as the mayor of Provo, Utah, and an animal shelter in Sacramento, California.  

To see all the nominees and cast your vote, click here.


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