By Peninsula Daily News staff
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It was a tough decision, but more than 1,900 votes were tallied to select three winners from 32 entries.
The first-place winner is Marleen Amundson of Forks.
She was nominated by her children — Alanna Gores, Adam Amundson and Lisa Hainstock — in their essay “My Mom . . . My Best Buddy.”
Marleen will be treated to gift certificates provided by contest sponsors Atma Massage and LD's Woodfire Grill.
The second-place winner is Norma Davis. She was nominated by Chandra McGoff, Jessica Pepper, Travis Parker and John Parker.
Their essay: “My Mom is an Inspiration.”
Norma will receive gift certificates provided by contest sponsors Peaceful Kneads Massage and Port Angeles Anytime Fitness.
The third-place winner is Patty Starks of Port Angeles. She was nominated by her daughter, Braedi Starks. The essay: “The World's Best Mom (No, For Real, She Is).”
Patty will receive gift certificates provided by contest sponsors Elwha River Casino and Extendicare.
Our thanks to all who entered the contest.
To read the winners' essays, click on: http://pdn.upickem.net/engine/Winners.aspx?PageType=WINNER&contestid=88474
To see the photos and essays of all 32 entries, click on: http://pdn.upickem.net/engine/Details.aspx?PageType=APPROVED&contestid=88474.
Many of the entries have extensive comments from family members and friends.
We wish everyone a wonderful Mother's Day! Every mother is special — and a winner!