NBTY names Ester-C contest winner

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY on Monday identified Marilyn Hatch of Sugar City, Ind., as the grand prize winner of the “Ester-C 24/7 Mom Contest.” Hatch was awarded an eight-day/seven-night cruise for two to the Mediterranean.

“The response to the Ester-C 24/7 Mom Contest was overwhelming,” stated Ester-C brand spokeswoman, Stacia Park. “We would like to thank all our entrants and wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.”

Hatch was selected because of an essay submitted by her daughter who wrote: “I have a 24/7 mom! As mother of 10 adopted, multicultural children, she has done well teaching us love is all that matters. She has brought us in from all walks of life and catered to each and every specific need. She’s constantly on the go making meals, sending kids to school, volunteering in classrooms and making our house a home. She’s always cheering us on, from every soccer, basketball, gymnastics and piano event, to helping with homework. When my brothers wanted to go to basketball camp and the finances weren’t there, she gave up her one guilty pleasure, getting her nails done for a year, to send the boys off. Besides having 10 kids and a 13-month at home, she watches my baby every night so I can finish school. No matter what she has going on, she is always there, encouraging, loving and guiding. We love you, Mom!”

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