Mom and Me Photo Contest Winner

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- WHIZ News has announced the winner of the Mother’s Day Mom and Me photo contest.

In honor of Mothers Day, WHIZ News held a photo contest and McDonald’s Greenhouse and Corn Maze sponsored the event. Over 60 submissions were received. A mother of one received a $500 gift card to use at the greenhouse. 

“We were so excited when we found out that we won and we’re definitely thankful for everyone who voted for us. We are just building a new house so our prize money will go toward really improving and adding all the flowers around outside,” Winner Samantha Rigsby said.

Samantha and her daughter Addison spend a lot of “mom and me” time together. They enjoy spending time outdoors; hiking, walking and visiting and petting animals. Rigsby said the picture used in the contest was a photo when the two were last at McDonalds, visiting the farm animals. 

“Everybody needs to honor their mother and father, I believe. It’s just one way we can give back to our community by honoring our mothers… A lot of mothers come here and they buy flowers and stuff for flowers, but they let their kids pick out some too, maybe they have their own little pot or section of garden they’d like to plant. They get to do it together and setting those memories of having your mother and you planting flowers,” Owner of McDonalds Greenhouse and Corn Maze James McDonald said.

This was the third year the McDonalds Greenhouse and Corn Maze sponsored this contest.

Congratulations to all those who submitted a photo this year.

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Natalie Comer
Natalie grew up in Martinsburg, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Journalism emphasizing in broadcast. During her time at WVU, she worked and interned with WVU Athletics Video, where she helped with video production on game days. Her senior year of college, she was the Sports Reporter/Anchor for “WVU News,” an Emmy-award winning newscast produced by journalism students. Natalie is a huge sports fanatic. She is a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, but when it comes to football, she cheers on the LA Rams. Her dream job is to be a reporter in the NHL.