VANDALIA — The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department announced the winners of the Twentieth Annual Rose for Mom Essay Contest. Local children in first through fifth grades explained in fifty words or less why their mom is the greatest in the world.
The winners were chosen from each grade, over 284 entries were received. There was be a small reception held for the winners and their mothers and families at the Recreation Center on May 3.
Each mom will receive a rose and their child’s winning essay. The VPRD would like to thank all the children who participated and the teachers at the local elementary schools that made the contest part of their classroom curriculum. Congratulations to all the winners and their mothers!
Division I: First Grade
Division II: Second Grade
Division III: Third Grade
Division IV: Fourth Grade
Division V: Fifth Grade