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Posted on: May 15, 2021

The 22nd Annual Capital Region Mother of the Year Contest Finalists Announced

Contact: Anne Curcurito
Times Union 
518-454-5792


ALBANY, NY— The City of Albany and St. Peter’s Health Partners with support from B95.5 FM Radio, Albany Institute of History & Art are proud to recognize compassionate Capital Region moms in the 22nd  Annual Capital Region Mother of the Year Contest. The contest celebrates mothers who are committed to their families and communities while serving as positive role models and touching the lives of those around them.

Dozens of mothers were nominated this year, making the judging process difficult.  Every nominee deserves congratulations.  As some of the Capital Region’s most remarkable women, their love and devotion are appreciated by many. 

The five finalists are Dorothy Brewer-Everett of Schenectady, nominated by her daughter Marshay Cherry; Holly Cheever of Voorheesville, nominated by her son Jesse Sommer; Quoida Lauzon of Schenectady, nominated by her friend Sierra Paradise; Esther Patterson of Albany, nominated by her daughter Arielle King; and Elizabeth Suarez, nominated by her daughter Marna Redding.  

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will greet the five finalists in front of the Lake House in Washington Park on, Saturday, May 15th during the virtual Tulip Festival. The ceremony will take place at 11:00am where the Capital Region Mother of the Year winner, Holly Cheever was crowned.

Watch the ceremony

All five finalists will receive a gift basket of prizes as well as flowers from Ambiance Florals and Events and gift certificates from Encourage Hair Salon and Deluxe Nails of Malta.

“St. Peter’s Health Partners has had a special commitment to caring for women and their families in the Capital Region for more than 150 years. It is our honor, our privilege, and our mission to offer women and their families the outstanding care they need and deserve … at every stage of life,” said Michael Finegan, President of Acute Care, St. Peter’s Health Partners. “From maternity care to complex heart surgery; from digital mammograms to compassionate senior care; and especially during life's unexpected emergencies and unprecedented community health events like COVID, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide comprehensive, cutting-edge care. We’re here for you when you need us most."

The 22nd Annual Capital Region Mother of the Year Contest is presented by St. Peter’s Health Partners and sponsored by the City of Albany, Women@Work magazine, B95 radio and the Times Union.

More information on the virtual Tulip Festival.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available immediately following the crowning ceremony.

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