By John Marick
We are excited to announce and honor the three winners in our first annual “Grandparent of the Year” contest. This first-ever contest for us was designed to raise awareness of Grandparents Day and celebrate the people who make it possible, extraordinary Grandparents.
We were so pleased with the responses received and the heartwarming stories submitted of Grandparents who do amazing things for their families and their communities. I want to say thank you to each and every contest entrant, we really enjoyed hearing all of your stories.
The grand prize, a six night Caribbean cruise for four on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship, was awarded to Pam Payne of Ironton, Ohio. Second place prize, four roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere Delta or United Airlines flies in the continental United States, was awarded to Tricia Petway of Apex, N.C. Third place, a two-night stay for four at any Marriott hotel property in the continental United States, was awarded to Paula Young of Londonderry, N.H.
Congratulations to all the winners!