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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother's Day essay contest and 'Lunch with the Stars'

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i Pacific Entertainment is accepting essay contest submissions for "Top Moms of the Year" as part of its Mother's Day celebration, the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Lunch with the Stars, 11 a.m. May 9 at the Hawai'i Okinawa Center.

In a 500-word essay entitled, "Why I Love My Mom," contestants need to explain why their moms should be honored at the Mother's Day event. The contest is open to all U.S. citizens age 13 and older. The deadline to submit the essay is April 30. Submit all essays to: info@hawaiipacificentertainment.com.

Each "Top Mom of the Year" essay winner will receive one complimentary admission to the event, be recognized with a photo with event entertainers and receive a bouquet of flowers.

The luncheon, open to the public, features comedy by Da Braddahs and music by Melveen Leed, Jasmine Trias, Sean Naauao and Kapena. The menu includes barbecue kalbi short ribs, mochiko chicken, assorted sushi, kim chee, Chinese vegetable salad and cake.

Tickets are $55. They can be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office; online at ticketmaster.com and at all ticketmaster outlets, including Macy's Ala Moana and Pearlridge Center; or by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information: 237-3675 or umma@hawaiipacificentertainment.com.