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Posted on: May 2, 2022

The 23rd Annual Capital Region Best Mom of the Year Contest

Contact: Anne Curcurito 

Director of Community Engagement Times Union 518-454-5792

ALBANY, NY— The City of Albany and St. Peter’s Health Partners Maternity Care, A Member of Trinity Health, are proud to recognize compassionate mothers in the 23rd Annual Capital Region Best Mom of the Year Contest. The contest celebrates mothers who are committed to their families and communities while serving as positive role models making a positive impact on their children and loved ones.

Over 100 mothers were nominated this year, making the judging process difficult.  Every nominee deserves congratulations.  As some of the Capital Region’s most remarkable women, their love and devotion are appreciated by many.

The five finalists are Judy Becker of Schenectady, nominated by her friend Barbara Quakenbush; Suzanne Cecala of Castleton-On-Hudson, nominated by her daughter Erica Cecala; Rose Coleman of Guilderland, nominated by her daughter Kelly Hilland; Patricia Joyce-O’Toole of Voorheesville, nominated by her niece Diamond Mercedes; and Melinda Person of Guilderland, nominated by her mother Elaine Person.

Chad O’Hara from B95.5 Albany Broadcasting will introduce Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the Tulip Queen Court members to greet the five finalists on the Lakehouse Stage in Washington Park on Sunday, May 8th Mother’s Day during the Tulip Festival.  The ceremony will take place at 12pm where one of the finalists will be crowned, Capital Region’s Best Mom. All five finalists will receive a gift bag including prizes from HEBE Medical Spa, Albany Institute of History and Art and flowers from Ambiance Florals and Events.

Media sponsors are B95.5 FM, the Times Union, and Women@Work.

For more information on the Albany Tulip Festival, www.albanyevents.org or call 518 434 2032.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available immediately following the crowning ceremony.

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