WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for their 38th "Mother of the Year" contest.
The contest will be a part of the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede, presented by Gesa Credit Union. We are excited to bring back this great contest to the Stampede," commented David Woolson, President/CEO of the WWVC. "The last time The Mother Of The Year Contest was held was in 2004. We felt the was timing was right, since the Stampede lands on Mother's Day this year. We are grateful to Garrison Creek Lodge for sponsoring this event. As it turns out, they were the last sponsor in 2004, so it only seems fitting."
To submit for the contest, you must fill out an application, and write a 300 word essay about a mother you admire in the Walla Walla Valley.
A winner will be selected by a panel of three judges consisting of a Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, a representative from Garrison Creek Lodge, and a local community citizen.
Applications must be submitted to the Chamber no later than 5:00 p.m., May 4, 2012.
The award presentation will be at 2:00 p.m., May 13, on the Serenity Point Stage during the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. The nominator and Mother must be present to win. The winner will receive a Mother of The Year necklace, flowers and prize baskets with gift certificates, clothing, wine and other items.
Applications for the 2012 Mother Of The Year sponsored by Garrison Creek Lodge and the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce and Walla Walla Balloon Stampede are available online, by clicking here, or you can pick them up at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, or at Garrison Creek Lodge, 1460 Dalles Military Road.