Ellicott City's Main Street, the quaintest of them all?

Ellicott City's Main Street, the quaintest of them all? (Columbia Flier, Baltimore Sun Media Group / June 17, 2014)

Ellicott City has ghosts and antiques and Shakespeare in the ruins and old timey toys and a railroad museum and good restaurants -- pretty much everything you'd want from a charming Main Street. 

This week, Ellicott City is competing with other small towns in a contest sponsored by Parade.  The winning town will be featured in the magazine later this summer. 

Ellicott City has beaten Ridgefield, Conn. and Rockland, Maine to advance to the semifinals.  

Now it faces Collierville, Tenn. in the second-to-last day of voting. 

As of this morning, those Tennesseeans were beating Ellicott City. 

So, it's time to show  the nation which small town is the quaintest of them all. 

Our walkways are more winding than yours, Collierville.  Our coffee shops cozier, our parks leafier, our antiques antiquier.  Even our ghosts are more charming than yours.

You can vote for Ellicott City here