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Contest: Nom the Mom 2012  by Tara


Moms are simply amazing, that’s all there is to it! We at Linn Area Credit Union want to celebrate their awesomeness by bringing back our Nom the Mom contest. For the second year in a row, we have partnered with the generous people at City Looks Salon & Spa to find one very deserving mom and then pamper her like it’s going out of style! (But it’s not going out of style, I assure you. Pampering is here to stay.)

The prize package (value of $300):

A Spa Facial or 50 minute Full Body Massage, Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure, Hair Style and Makeup application and beautiful basket full of Aveda Bath & Body products! (value of $300)

How to Nominate a Mom:

To nominate that super-spectacular mom in your life (your mom, wife, sister, grandma, friend, co-worker, etc.), email the following things to

  1. Her story. Tell us in 500 words or less why she deserves to get pampered! You can do this in a story, poem, sonnet – whatever! Don’t feel like writing? We’ll also consider video nominations – talking, singing, interpretive dance, live footage, just keep them under 3 minutes, please! The more creative, the better!
  2. Her picture. We want to see this lovely lady you’re gushing about!
  3. The full first and last name of the nominee.
  4. Your contact information.

The Details:

  1. All entries must be received no later than midnight on Monday, April 30th.
  2. On Thursday, May 3rd, the top 3 submissions (as selected by Linn Area Credit Union) will be announced on our blog.
  3. Area residents will then be able to begin voting immediately on our blogonly one vote per person! (Psst! We will be watching IP addresses!) The Mom who receives the most votes will win the City Looks Day of Beauty Package.
  4. Voting will end at noon CST on Thursday, May 10th.
  5. The winning Mom will be announced on our blog on Friday, May 11th.

The Rules:

  • Entries received after midnight on Monday, April 30th will not be considered.
  • Incomplete entries will not be eligible (see the four entry requirements above).
  • Your entry must be emailed to – no hard copies or other forms of entry will be accepted.
  • All nominated moms must live in Linn or surrounding counties.
  • The three finalists from the 2011 Nom the Mom contest are not eligible.
  • You do not have to be a member of Linn Area Credit Union to nominate or be nominated.
  • Linn Area Credit Union employees and their immediate families are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.
  • Linn Area Credit Union reserves the right to discount votes from duplicate IP addresses.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • By submitting an entry, you are giving permission for Linn Area Credit Union to use your name, picture and submission for promotional and advertising purposes, including but not limited to our website, our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Questions? Just shoot me (Tara) an email at We can’t wait to hear all about these wonderful women!

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  • Cynthia

    I would like to vote for Judy Brewer. She is a wonderful person and mother. Both of her son’s were in boy scouts and became eagle scouts. The youngest, Andrew, is now in college. But she still helps the troop by guiding scouts through the eagle process. She encourages and supports every child she meets. She has taken me and my son under her wing and treats us like family. She is a fantastic friend. She is always so patient and understanding. Very rarely do you every hear her complain or talk badly about anyone. She is one of those people that everyone would like to be like. I truly have been blessed by meeting and getting to know her.

  • Chelsea Marzen

    I want JUDY BREWER to win!

  • Mindy Kampen

    Judy Brewer! She has done all this and so much more for others…and recently completed her MBA on top of it all! Her heart and home are open and welcome for any and all who have a need.

  • Traci Schwinn

    My vote is for Helen Girard! Nice work, Shirley.

  • Wendy Anderson

    I vote for Helen Girard. She has volunteered in my classroom to help kids write their research papers. I know she has volunteered in other classrooms as well. We all appreciate her help, and hope she can win a well deserved day for herself!

  • Deb Pint

    Helen Girard was my colleague for many years and she is SO deserving of this reward. I watched her helping confused students over and over again and NEVER saw her become impatient. She helped me with coursework and has always been there for me. She would never indulge herself with a spa day and will love having this relaxing attention!

  • http://facebook Kelly Underwood

    my vote is for Karen Brenneman!

  • joan kauten

    I vote for Helen Girard for she deserves it

  • Barb

    I am voting for Helen Girard. I went to school with her at Fayette Community and know her to be a very special person. She deserves to win.

  • Janu C Viswanatha

    I vote for Helen Girard. I know Shirley and think she has done a great job bringing up a wonderful daughter

  • Karrie

    I vote for Helen Girard

  • Jeff Anderson

    I vote for Helen Girard!! She’s given her whole life to making life a better place for our kids while placing her own self as second place. She deserves it!!!

  • Michelle Myers

    I vote for Helen Girard!!!

  • Angela Burrows

    My vote is for Helen Girard!!! What a touching story and great family! Good Luck!

  • Shari Eivins

    I vote for Helen Girard. You have done so much for so many!! Good Luck!!

  • Jared Eivins

    I vote for Helen Girard. She was my 6th grade teacher and she helped me learn a lot. She was a great teacher!

  • Chris Bock

    I vote for Helen Girard!

  • Tami Stephens

    Helen is a MOST deserving women. She is kind, thoughtful, and would not know a stranger. She truly makes a difference.

  • Angie Litts

    I vote for Helen! Through her personal challenges her positive attitude not only makes a difference, it teaches great life lessons!

  • Andrea Powers

    I vote for Helen!! An amazing teacher, parent, and friend. Always and advocate for ALL kids!

  • Tracey H.

    I vote for Helen! What a wonderful woman!

  • Carrie Thompson

    I am voting for Helen! She taught my two boys AND volunteers at Truman where I work. She is an amazing lady! She deserves this day of pampering for all she does to pamper everyone!

  • Lesa Pease

    I vote for Helen Girard for BEST MOM EVER!! If I did not have a mom, I would take yours!!

  • Ellen Wiedenman

    i vote for Helen Girard

  • Donna Willenborg

    I vote for Helen Girard. She was an amazing influence on so many students at Taft. Now in retirement, she volunteers to help even more students at Truman and Prairie.

  • Tracy Simmons

    I vote for Helen Girard. She is an awesome mom, grandmother, teacher, and volunteer! What a great role model for many.

  • Kelly Frederick

    I vote for Helen Girard.

  • Jane Lutz

    I vote for Helen Girad. She’s a wonderful person!