Eugene’s Favorite Mom 2014

eugene mother's day contestMothers are extraordinary. They’re not super heroes with an abundance of super-human abilities, but they could fool us. Because we’re around them all the time, it’s easy to take them – and their seeming super-powers – for granted.

The truth is we know how human they are, but these ordinary, every-day women find it within themselves to love, give and sacrifice in ways that can astound us.

Debra Ann Wilson - Eugene's Favorite Mom 2013

Debra Ann Wilson – Eugene’s Favorite Mom 2013

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to thank our moms and show them that we recognize how special they are and appreciate all they do for us. And to make this year’s occasion even more unforgettable, you can put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and enter your super-Mom into the 4th annual Eugene’s Favorite Mom contest. All you have to do is tell us about your mom (or the mother figure in your life) and what makes her amazing.

The entry deadline is Wednesday, May 7th.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded by Sunday, May 11th, and wins the following:

A plaque announcing her as Eugene’s Favorite Mom 2014

dandelions flowers eugeneA beautiful floral arrangement, balloons and a $50.00 gift certificate from Dandelions Flowers & Gifts



eugene winery

A bottle of their 2010 Voignier and a Sweet Cheeks Tank top from Sweet Cheeks Winery




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An 8×10 family portrait by Bruce Berg Photography









To get started go to to read up on the contest guidelines and submit your entry, or you can download the entry form here.

Our Sponsors:



Eugene’s Favorite Mom 2013

We take it for granted that our moms are amazing. So as a reminder to us, and an applause to them, we have Mother’s Day!

To add a touch of glamor to this very necessary and pertinent day, we and our co-sponsors host the annual Eugene’s Favorite Mom Contest! The mom you submit could win over $500.00 in prizes:  efm

– She’ll receive a plaque announcing her as Eugene’s Favorite Mom 2013

– From us at Dandelions – a beautiful floral arrangement, balloons, and a $50.00 gift certificate

– From Bello Salon and Spa – their Premiere Spa Package  (60 minute massage, facial and mani/pedi)

– From Lavelle Vineyards – Wine tasting (for up to 10 people) and a bottle of 2012 Pinot Gris

– From Pepperberries – a $50.00 gift certificate

– From McKenzie Honey Farms – a $25.00 gift certificate and accessory bag

Wouldn’t it be great if your mom won this year? If you stopped for a second, you could quickly come up with a list of why your mom – or a mom you know – deserves a little extra recognition this Mother’s Day! Go to, read up on the contest rules, and jot down your thoughts, and maybe your mom will be Eugene’s Favorite Mom 2013!

The deadline is May 8th. The winner will be selected on, or around May 11th. We’ll keep you posted! Good luck with your entries!!


2nd Annual “Eugene’s Favorite Mom” Contest

Announcing the launch of the 2nd Annual Contest to name Eugene’s Favorite Mom! The inaugural year last year was met with amazing entries that told the stories of Eugene & Springfield’s amazing moms. To nominate a mom, describe why this mom is so incredible with our entry form and submit to any of the sponsors by Tuesday, May 8th, 2012.

This year’s co-sponsors have created an amazing prize package that includes:

  • A Mother’s Day floral arrangement and balloon bouquet from Dandelions Flowers & Gifts
  • A Family Portrait Sitting with Vernon T. Williams, Photographer with an 11×14 print
  • A Premier Spa Package from Bello Day Spa that includes a hair cut & single color, Vitamin C facial & seasonal pedicure
  • $100 Gift Certificate and gift package from King Estate Winery.

Entries are available from all of the co-sponsors or just click here to fill one out now! Eugene’s Favorite Mom Entry Form

For Official Contest Rules and Terms click here

Learn about 2011 Winner Shannon Schroeder and read the winning entry here…

2011 Eugene’s Favorite Mom: Shannon Schroeder

After receiving close to 40 entries for the 1st Annual Eugene’s Favorite Mom, Springfield mom Shannon  Schroeder was named Eugene’s Favorite Mom.  Dandelions, in conjunction with co-sponsors Bello Day Spa, Hartwick’s Kitchen Store, and King Estate Winery, delivered an amazing prize package worth over $450 on Saturday to Shannon with her family looking on.

Each entry told us about a mom who deserved pampering and we wish we could have awarded them all!! It really was amazing to read the inspiring stories about women here in the Eugene/Springfield area written by those who loved them. There could only be one winner, however, and Shannon’s story of perseverance, faith and dedication to her family won the hearts of all who reviewed the entries.

KMTR followed along during the presentation and you can watch the news clip here…

Eugene’s Favorite Mom Winning Entry

“Shannon is a mother of three children: George, Elizabeth and an 18 month old miracle son, Christopher. Christopher was born on Nov. 30, 2009 with serious heart complications. Approximately 2 months after his birth, he received a heart transplant at the Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. After six months of recovery in Arkansas, he returned to Portland last August. He was finally able to move home (to Springfield) in October. Since that time, Christopher has been slowly growing and progressing despite weak kidneys which require him to be on dialysis for 12 hours a day. The family hopes to begin the kidney transplant process in the next few months.

Shannon is on e of the bravest women I have ever known. She has been by her “little bear’s” side since his birth and has faithfully cared for his physical needs and prayed for his healing. She continues to be there for her two older children and even while they were apart, she was connected to them and aware of all of the details and accomplishments in their deaily lives. The expanse of her love for all three of her children and her husband is immeasuarble. When life, work, familyand daily stresses start to get the better of me, I only need to think of Shannon to put the power of motherhood into perspective and to know that there is no one else in my life who has demonstrated such steadfast patience, strength and unwavering faith in her childreen and their purpose in life. She deserves nothing more than hours and hours of pampering and recognition and I hope you will sincerely consider her for this package. To learn more about Shannon Schroeder, please see the following video on YouTube that was created for a shower for Christopher’s return home to Eugene.

Thank you for your consideration,

Danielle Guerrero”

Eugene’s Favorite MOM Contest


(Click here for PDF Version)

Wow!! Know an amazing mom who deserves to be appreciated BIG TIME this Mother’s Day??

Dandelions Flowers & Gifts is launching the 1st Annual Eugene’s Favorite Mom Contest with co-sponsors Bello Day Spa, King Estate Winery & Hartwick’s.  Enter your mom or a mom you know into the contest for a chance to win this FABULOUS Grand Prize:

  • Mother’s Day flowers, balloons & framed certificate from Dandelions Flowers & Gifts
  • Premier Spa Package from Bello Day Spa (Vitamin Infusion Treatment, Spa Pedicure & a Shampoo/Style)
  • $100 Gift Certificate to King Estate Winery
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Hartwick’s at the 5th St. Public Market

Submitting your entry is easy. You can pick one up at any of the sponsors locations (see below) or download it here: Click here for PDF version OR Download Entry Form in Word. Entries can be dropped off at Dandelions, Bello Day Spa, King Estate Winery, or Hartwick’s. Entries can also be emailed ( or faxed (541.484.9303).

Entry deadline is Wednesday, May 4 and the Grand Prize Winner will be notified by Saturday May 7th.

Dandelions Flowers & Gifts        
1710 Chambers St.               
Eugene, OR 97402      
King Estate Winery
80854 Territorial Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402                    
Bello Day Spa & Salon                  
2746 Shadow View Dr.      
Eugene, OR 97408   
269 E. 5th Ave. #168
Eugene, OR 97401
**Click here for the Official Rules**