Mother’s Day Contest winner shares her ... Magical Moments With Mom

This picture of Sue Brandenstein and her mom, Theresa Koken, both of Youngstown, was drawn as the winning entry for this year’s Mother’s Day Contest.

Sue says it was taken during a trip to Florida last year. She calls her mom “amazing” because she is always willing to try anything new in life — even at age 83.

As their prize, Sue and Theresa received a gift card for $100 for the two of them to enjoy a meal at Bruno’s Restaurant on Route 224 in Poland.

When we called Sue to tell her she’d won, she told us that she hadn’t told her mom she entered the contest and probably wouldn’t until Theresa sees the paper today. So, if Sue succeeded at keeping it a secret ...

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Here are a few of the other entries from this year’s contest. They are in no particular order.

Thanks to all who entered.

As always, we had a great time reviewing the entries and look forward to next year’s contest!

For more mother’s day photos: go to and click on the mother’s day banner located in the scrolling features area of the home page.

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