"I heard a little scuttlebutt at the bank," town resident Judi Martin told USAToday of the big win. "People were buzzing, not that it takes much to buzz in a small town."
Each Springfield (including those in Illinois and Oregon, which came in second and third, respectively) submitted videos to USAToday.com, meant to convince readers of its Simpson-like qualifications. The 9,300-resident Vermont locale -- a one-time machine tool-industry hub, on the decline since the '90s when the shops shut down -- won by a nose. The movie will be screened at the town's single theater on July 21; it's due out nationwide July 27.