Report by Paula Antolini
March 23, 2017 7:06PM EDT
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.”
Submit Your Vote in NBC ‘Today Show’ Contest to Help Newtown Family, Who Are Finalists to Win a Trip to UK, So Daughters Can Meet Their Deaf 92-Year-Old Grandma in UK
We just learned that the Hughes family of Newtown, Connecticut has been chosen as one of the four finalists in NBC’s Today Show “Ultimate Family Fairy Tale Getaway” Contest and the prize is a trip to the UK.
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.”
Their entry read:
“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 deadline for voting is TONIGHT, March 23, 2017, at 11:59p.m! So if you want to help the Hughes family win a trip to the UK, so their girls can meet their 92-year-old grandma, please VOTE QUICKLY TONIGHT!
(scroll down the page to check the box and cast your vote for “Cara Hughes: The Wizard of Oz.“)
Other finalists are:
David Jolesky: Jack and the Beanstalk
Helen Le: Tangled
Sharon Griggs: Cinderella
(You can view the other finalist photos on the voting page.)
Please consider voting for the Hughes family of Newtown, Connecticut!
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