The Times-Journal wants to know why your Mom is best.
In honor of Mother's Day, the T-J is having its annual "Why My Mom's the Greatest" essay contest.
In 200 words or less, explain why your Mom--or the person who fills in for your Mom--is the finest around.
The contest is open to everyone, kids through adults. There are no age groups.
"Usually our contests are primarily for kids or mostly for adults," said T-J Publisher Jim Poole. "Everyone's Mom is special, so this is open to everyone."
The Times-Journal will pick four winners, and those winners and their Moms will receive gift certificates from local businesses.
The deadline for entries is next Wednesday, May 4, and the prizes will be awarded Saturday, May 7, in time for Mother's Day.
People can send or bring their essays to the T-J office, PO Box 339, 108 Division Street, Cobleskill, or they can email essays to email@example.com.
Essays must include a cell number or home phone number for the T-J to contact winners. Numbers will not be published.