Posted: Mar 25, 2013 1:08 PM by Jessica Holley - email@example.com
Updated: Mar 25, 2013 6:50 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - After a week of voting the numbers are in and Corpus Christi is slated to host the next Cupcake Meet. It came down to less than 50 votes to determined Corpus Christi to be the site of the annual car meet which raises money for different charities
It was a nail biter of a night as local car enthusiasts waited for the final tally to come in.
"A mixture between happiness and anger. One minute we had a pretty good lead, we had probably a 120 or 130 point lead and then the next minute we were down a 30 or 40 vote lead," says local car enthusiast Mike Dodge.
But a 12:01 Monday morning, it was announced that Corpus Christi was to host the next Cupcake Meet. The city was competing alongside many large metropolitan cities across the nation like Austin, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. All night Corpus Christi was neck and neck with Oklahoma City, but it was a narrow margin in votes that determined the winner.
"Oklahoma has twice the number of people as Corpus and it was ridiculous," says Dodge.
Dodge had been promoting the vote all week, he says his emotions were all over the place when he couldn't see the final numbers on his cell phone.
"I was like what's the exact number? What's the exact number? I'm fixin' to have a heart attack, I need to know!," says Dodge.
And just one minute after midnight this screenshot was posted on the cupcake meet Facebook page with the final numbers of 9,988 to 9,945 votes, winning by just 43 votes. Dodge says he was just short of crying tears of joy when he learned Corpus Christi won.
While the 17th cupcake meet is now set to be hosted here, all the fine details like when, where, and which organization the money will benefit still needs to be decided.
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