The 2022-2023 Golden Shovel winner is Mane Expressions.

Mane Expressions Wins 2022-2023 Golden Shovel Award

March 22, 2023 – The City of Mandan recognized Mane Expressions as the winner of the 2022-2023 Golden Shovel award at the March 21 City Commission meeting. Mane Expressions was presented $500 and a traveling golden shovel to display for the remainder of the year. Vicky’s Sports Bar came in second and received $250.

The public nominated 12 Mandan businesses doing a good job keeping walkways free of snow and ice this winter. Voting took place during the month of February. Five votes separated the winner and runner-up.

The golden shovel and winter decorating contests were a way for the City of Mandan to pay forward to the business community a prize from its Main Street Initiative award for overall excellence. The North Dakota Department of Commerce provided $1,500 for a small project to increase community vibrancy during the winter season. The goal of these contests was to improve the city’s sparkle, accessibility and pedestrian friendliness during the winter season.

Thank you to the businesses and public for participating in these fun contests. Stay tuned for 2023-2024 winter decorating and golden shovel contest details.