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Northbrook resident Coby Khodosh won last year’s Mother’s Day Essay Contest for his heartfelt essay. Photos Submitted.
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
4:13 am CDT April 11, 2019

It’s too often said these days that the written word doesn’t receive the recognition it once did. Getting our thoughts down on paper has become a somewhat lost form of expression.

We aim to change all that while making local moms happy in the process. With a special holiday honoring moms not too far away, we welcome the return of our Mother’s Day Essay Contest. 

The Tower is asking residents to nominate their mother by writing a short essay telling us why their mom is the bee’s knees. Has your mom been your biggest cheerleader? Inspired you to achieve your dreams? Is she your role model? Let us know all the details. 

Send us a photo of your mom with your 300-word max essay and we’ll publish the winning entry in our May 9 issue, just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12.

Last year, we chose a submission from Coby Khodosh, who wrote about his mother Jurgita. For winning, the family received a prize from Northbrook’s Edwards Florist. The Tower would like to thank Edwards Florist for its gracious support of the contest last year. 

The deadline for entries this year is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, which gives you three weeks to submit. 

Please include in your entry your mother’s first and last name, as well as a phone number and email where we can reach you. And don’t forget to include a photo of you and your mother. The only restriction is that the winning mom must reside in Northbrook. 

Send your entries to Editor Martin Carlino or mail them to The Northbrook Tower, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 888.