ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– Ballston Spa’s Carol Dutcher has been crowned Mother of the Year by Mayor Kathy Sheehan in the 17th annual ceremony at Tulip Festival.
The contest was created to recognize local mothers who are committed to their families and communities.
Dutcher was nominated by her daughter Caitlin Dutcher.
The city says they recieved over 70 nominations this year. The five finalists were Jessica Colvin of Schodack Landing, Silcanis Guillermo of Schenectady, Donna Purnomo of Watervliet, and Laura Thibeault of Greenfield Center.
All finalists received a gift basket with prizes including flowers and gift certificates.