Oh my goth! It’s that time of year… when Athens’ bats crawl out of their caves to vote for their favorite local businesses in the 12th Annual Flagpole Athens Favorites Awards. Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups in over 90 categories. (A few of the regular categories are still on hold this year due to the pandemic.)
Thank-yous need to be given to the whole Flagpole staff who put on their black lipstick and pulled this issue off: Larry Tenner, Chris McNeal and Cody Robinson created the scene-ic designs for the theme logo, cover, awards and ads. Our sales team of Landon Bubb and Jessica Mangum did some hardcore selling. A special thanks goes out to our model, Athens’ Favorite Goth Dad, Dusty Gannon (read more about him on p.16 of this year’s issue), who braved the daylight to give us a peek at goth life in Athens. Thanks to Jason Thrasher of Thrasher Photo and Design, who photographed our Goth Dad, and to Sarah Ann White for photographing a few of our winners. Finally, a big thanks to Strength and Strike Fitness, Wuxtry and Jittery Joe’s for letting us use their space.
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