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Good News! Hughes Family Won the NBC Today Show ‘Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway’ Contest with a Trip to Duns Castle in Scotland

Report by Paula Antolini
March 24, 2017 8:50PM EDT

 

Photo (updated 3-25-17): The Hughes Family, winners of the NBC Today Show “Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway” Contest, shown here at the Suzuki Talent Education School music recital of their older daughter this past Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Sandy Hook, CT.
 

Good News! Hughes Family Won the NBC Today Show ‘Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway’ Contest with a Trip to Duns Castle in Scotland!

GOOD NEWS! The HUGHES FAMILY of Newtown, CT, WON the NBC Today Show “Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway” Contest!  The prize is a trip for four to Scotland, with 5 days/nights accommodations, with 3 nights at Duns Castle! Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who voted. See the winner of the Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway …

VIEW winning info. here.

Photo: Photo above is the image the Hughes family submitted to the Today Show “Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway” Contest, described on the contest website: “Cara Hughes’ family embodied the classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ characters for our Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway contest.”

The entry was submitted by Cara Hughes with the photo shown above, of their family dressed as classic characters from the “Wizard of Oz.”   The idea was to embody a “fairy-tale scene or moment.”

Cara Hughes said, “Our reason for entering is to get the girls to meet their 92 year old Great Grandma in the UK.”
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Here is the Hughes entry (with photo shown above):

Cara Hughes: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Duns Castle!

“Our spry 92 year old great grandma lives in the UK. She is deaf, so we cannot talk on the phone. My daughters write to her often and wish deeply for an opportunity to meet her. This trip and setting would be a fairy tale come true for us. My husband came home somberly, just before Christmas, to share that he lost his job. It has been a very difficult time for us ever since that moment. We would be grateful for this special family opportunity that we would not have otherwise.”
The themes of the entries of the other the three finalist families were “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella,” besides the winner “The Wizard of Oz.”

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We will post more information as it comes in.

 

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