WJTL’s The Beauty of My Mom Contest – Grand Prize Winner Announced

May 8th, 2023

Thank you to everyone who entered WJTL’s The Beauty of My Mom Contest. Congratulations to or daily winners that won a $25 gift card to Ken’s Gardens.

And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our grand prize winner Karen Snader from Akron and her mom Mary Ellen who won a gallery wrapped painting called Mother’s Peonies, courtesy of Julia Swartz Art Gallery. Karen used these words to describe her mom: Godly woman. Beautiful smile. Friendly. Funny. Gives away last penny.  

Happy Mother’s Day!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re teaming up with
Ken’s Gardens and Julia Swartz Art Gallery for

WJTL’s The Beauty of My Mom Contest!

We want to hear what makes your mom beautiful. Email contest@wjtl.com and tell us in 10 words or less about the characteristics that make your mom shine. Be sure to include your name, your mother’s name, as well as your address and phone number in the email.

Listen May 8th through May 11th as we read entries on-air. We’ll select five random winners each day that will receive a $25 gift card to Ken’s Gardens. Winners will also be entered into a grand prize drawing of a gallery wrapped peony painting from Julia Swartz Art Gallery.

Our grand prize winner will be announced on The Morning Show, Friday, May 12th.


Ken’s Gardens has been a family-owned Lancaster County destination for over 50 years with locations in Smoketown and Intercourse. Ken’s has everything your mom needs for a beautiful garden! You’ll find a large selection of garden tools, fertilizers, sprays, pots, planters, annuals, perennials, shrubs, groundcovers, trees, and more! KensGardens.com

Our grand prize winner will receive a hand embellished 24″ x 30″ gallery wrapped print of Mother’s Peonies (pictured above) or a gift certificate for $575.00 to Julia Swartz Art Gallery.

The painting is a tribute to Julia’s mother, who passed away some time ago. The peonies in the painting are from Julia’s garden and had originally come from her mother’s garden. When her father sold the farm, Julia dug up some of the peonies and transplanted them in her own garden.

The peonies have been a part of Julia’s mother’s life for as long as she can remember, and they continue to bloom every year.

See Julia Swartz’s work here.

*You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible.