Jonathan's Restaurant at Westlake is the leader going into the second half of the Friendliest Staff in Franklin County 2013 contest.
But the staff at the Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk's office is a strong second.
Several other restaurants, including Ruth's Place, Franklin Restaurant and the Hub, are also doing well.
The contest, sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association, is a way to have fun as well as raise money for the RMA and Helping Hands.
Residents "vote" for the friendliest staff by placing money in a container at each participating business.
A quarter represents one vote.
At the end of the contest period, votes will be tallied and winner announced.
Proceeds will be split between the RMA and Helping Hands.
For more information, call Tom Gourley at 540-483-9211, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or leave a message at 540-576-3602.