You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Mom of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Fishers Mom of the Year. Visit atfishers.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is April 15, and you can vote once daily until then.
Nominated by Lauren Frasier, who says:
People like Cindy Holladay make the Fishers community award-winning. She is my nomination, not just because she’s a wonderful mother to three beautiful girls, but because she is a “mom” to the entire community. Cindy is the co-coordinator of a local MOPS group because she understands that moms of preschoolers need fellowship. She volunteers as a wish-granter for Make-a-Wish, leads her church’s Day of Caring, organizes donations to local food groups and overall inspires through her philanthropy efforts. In every interaction, she is brainstorming ideas on how to help others.
Nominated by Kyleigh Alkire, who says:
My mom is the most caring, kind hearted and giving individual I have ever met. Not only does she work a full-time job, she is also a full-time mom and our family’s back bone. She recently lost her sister unexpectedly due to health-related issues and immediately volunteered to be the back bone for our family and friends when we needed comfort and support. It would mean the world to her to know how much her family and friends appreciate and value her tender yet strong heart to maintain a balanced and stress-free life for all of us. She is known for her gorgeous smile, her friendly personality and her open arms. My mom would give anyone the money in her wallet and the clothes off her back to see someone else smile and to make them feel like they are worth it. She is the greatest blessing in my life and truly a gift to everyone she meets!
Nominated by Alex Segal, who says:
My sister has always wanted to be a mother, and her wish was granted nearly four years ago. She has a beautiful little boy, named Clayton. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with autism, and she has met the challenge head on. Not only does she work full-time to provide for her family, but she also takes Clayton to special developmental classes, doctors appointments, swim lessons and more. She is his greatest advocate, and they’re on the journey together. Though Clayton has never said the words, “I love you,” you can tell that she is the single most beloved person in his life by the way his eyes light up when he sees her, or how he tucks his head into her shoulder when they hug. No one deserves Mom of the Year more.