PRESENTS

This is the 7th annual McCarty Metro Awards presentation, brought to you by Bradric Productions. Our aim is to acknowledge the best of the McCarty Metro in 2011. The prestigious Dudley Award (right) will be presented to the winners. There are 8 categories, plus our annual Lifetime Achievement Award. All winners have been decided by reader votes in our February edition. All ballots have been left in a mayonnaise jar on the porch at 9323 Sussex until tabulated by Reba Maggard, and delivered to Metro HQ.

LETS BEGIN WITH THE AWARDS...

BEST VIDEO OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Boom Snap Clap Victory for MSU I Got You Babe National Anthem PIZZA 
Message From Grandma McCarty A Grand Brats Wish 

PIZZA

The short film "Pizza" was shot by Happy Hair Productions for the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. HHP is headed up by Larry McCarty and Gina Deakins.

BEST CARTOON OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Butters Eddy's Spot Peanut & Jocko The 7 Errors Valencia

PEANUT
& JOCKO

This is the 7th consecutive win in the category of best cartoon for this hall of fame duo.

TOP METRO NEWS EVENT OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Lauren & Aaron Staggs Tennessee Wedding Rick's Martini Bar Hits KHTS Airwaves & I-Tunes
Birth Of Alexa Lily To Chris & Amanda McCarty 9323 Sussex McCarty Metro HQ Destroyed

LAUREN & AARON'S
TENNESSEE WEDDING

The wedding took place on Father's Day weekend in Nashville. Lauren McCarty and Aaron Staggs said their vows on Saturday, June 18th.

BEST METRO TRIP OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Kelly & Margaret to Oregonto see new granddaughter Steve & Kelly to " Vegas Baby Vegas" 
Jerry's China and Hong Kong discount shopping trips Kelly & Margaret's Anniversary Trip To Mackinac Island
Larry & Amanda in the Big Apple, New York City All McCartys travel to Tennessee for a "weddin"

GOING TO TENNESSEE FOR A WEDDIN'

Making the trek to the Tennessee "dry" wedding were Mike, Karen, Kelly, Margaret, Jerry, Kathlene, Steve, Kristen, Megan & Jenna

BEST NEW METRO ADDITION OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE McCartys From Another Mother Metro Cartoon Corner Metro NFL Pigskin Pickem
What The H - E - Double Hockey Sticks Is That?

METRO NFL
PIGSKIN PICKEM

The first annual NFL Pigskin Pickem page launched in September, 2011 and ran through February 2012

BEST FEATURE OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Calendar Craft Corner Game Of The Month Gone But Not Forgotten Metro Movies
Pigskin Pickem Quiz Soundoff Video Chat

METRO NFL
PIGSKIN PICKEM

Pigskin Pickem was a contest to see who could pick the most NFL games correctly during the season. It culminated with the Superbowl, and both the NFL and the McCarty Metro each crowned their winners.

BEST WRITER OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Jerry McCarty Kelly McCarty Mike McCarty

KELLY
McCARTY

This is Kelly's first writing Dudley which ends Jerry's 7 year hold on the award. He has been chief editor and a writer for the Metro since 1991

BEST PAGE OF 2011

THE NOMINEES ARE Blast From The Past Bob Hope Special Dateline News Family Phun Page Final Thought
Jerry's World Music Page Rick's Martini Bar / Metro Podcast TMZ

BOB HOPE
SPECIAL

This is the first victory for the Bob Hope Special, which has been a staple in the Metro for a few years now. It is also featured daily on Twitter @bobhopeinheaven .

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MIKE
McCARTY

Mike is the dean of all Metro reporters, and guitar player for the infamous Mac & The Lost Cause. He was there right from the start of the Metro back in the 1960's, covering such events as the Sus-Comb 500. Today, he still splits his time at the Grand Rapids Press and the McCarty Metro. Mike can still be seen on his Bluegrass Page. He also appears live occasionally with his one-man show which can be seen  in and around the Grand Rapids area. Our congratulations go out to Mike.

Le' FOOD
GRAND RAPIDS ONLY FRENCH RESTAURANT

Le' Food was the invention of Jerry McCarty from the McCarty Metro video editions that took place in the 1980's and 1990's. The head waiter of Le' Food, (Pepe'), takes crank phone call after crank phone call from a mischievous Chris McCarty, while Mike and Karen are not at home. The scenes culminate with Pepe' (Jerry) calling out into the crowded restaurant for patrons such as Mike Rotch, Seymour Butts, and Hugh Jass to name a few. Congratulations to Jerry and Le' Food.

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