As always, the competition was stiff for our annual Mother and Daughter Look-a-Like Contest. With 63 entries, our largest field to date, just getting the field to 12 finalists was a big challenge.

We featured the finalists in our May 4 issue and on our website. If you missed the finalists, you can still see them online at

Online voting was hot and competitive with Allison Jones and her daughter Quinse not only winning 2nd place with the judges but also winning out in a hard fought online voting competition. Thanks to all who took the time to go to our website to cast their vote.

Our panel of judges took on the even more difficult task of selecting our first, second and third place finishers and in another decisions decided by just votes. 

Click here to see all 12 of our finalists!

Thank you to our celebrity judges who took on 

The difficult task of selecting our top three winners:

Lavonta Williams, Councilperson, City of Wichita

Dr. Zelia Z. Wiley, Interim Associate Provost of Diversity, Kansas State University

Rev. John R. Williams, Board Member, Topeka Public Schools

Mark Dupree, District Attorney, Wyandotte Coounty

Dr. Hence Parson, PhD, Sociology Professor, Hutchinson Community College

Ret. Lt. Col. Larry Burks, Sr., President, Wichita Branch NAACP

Kerry Gooch, Executive Director, Kansas Democratic Party

Tie Breaker: Bonita Gooch, Editor-in-Chief of The Community Voice

(FYI, this year the vote was very close, but we didn’t require a tie breaker.)

Thanks Donors to Our Gift and Prize Give -Away for the Mother Daughter Luncheon

  • QuikTrip (drink certificates)
  • 10-$10 Gift Cards from Red Robin
  • Mary Dean
  • Ms. B
  • Parlene Warren
  • Jackie McPherson
  • Deb Washington
  • Twanda Hamilton
  • Sue Wagner
  • Cassandra Carr
  • Karla Karlis
  • Carla Lawless
  • Katherine Love
  • Marketa Landry
  • The American Heart
  • Association

… And thanks to Everyone who Entered!

The contest will return next year.  If you didn’t win one of the top four prizes, everyone who entered is encouraged to try again.  If you missed out and everyone says you look just like your daughter, keep your ears open for next year’s contest.  

What Did They Win?


2 Clocks w/candleholders from Roseline’s – 5025 E. 21st

2 Gift Boxes – Design


1 Facial Gift Card from Massage

Envy – 10096 E 13th

2 Necklaces from Barfields –

1907 E. 21st

2 Tickets to Motown the Musical – Starlight Theater, 4600 Starlight Rd, Kansas City, MO

(August 22, 2017)

1 Night Kansas City, MO Hotel


1 Restaurant Certificate Kansas City, MO


2 VIP Grub & Groove Tickets

(August 19, 2017)

1 Night Hotel Stay (August 19)

2 Necklaces from Apricot Lane

Boutique – 8111 E 21st

1 Coconut & Monoi Gift Bag

from Design Essential

1 Ways to Curl Gift Bag from

Design Essential

2 Hair Design books from

Design Essentials

1 $135 Gift Certificate from Bella Luna Café –

2132 N. Rock Road

2 $40 Bradley Fair Gift Cards-

N. Bradley Fair Pkwy


2 General Admission Grub & Groove Tickets (August 19,


2 Necklaces from Apricot Lane Boutique – 8111 E 21st

2 $25 Gift Cards from P F

Chang’s – 1401 Waterfront

2 Makeup application & Moisture Surge and bi-facial/

parfume from Sephora-

2000 N. Rock Road

1 Necklace from Lyndon’s –

2000 N. Rock Road

1 Way to Curls Gift Bags from

Design Essential


2 General Admission Grub &

Groove Tickets (August 19)

1 Gift bag w/2 T-shirts from

Design Essentials

2 Gospel CD’s from Music & More – 2429 E. 13th

4 Necklaces from Barfield –

1907 E 21st

1 Salad Bowl from Pottery

Barn – 2040 N. Rock Road

1 $20 Gift Certificate from

IL Vincino – 2132 N. Rock Rd.

Luncheon People’s Choice Winner

Inez Daniels

1 Necklace from Clothes Horse –

10096 E. 13th

2 $10 Gift Certificates from Good Egg – 2141 N. Bradley Fair Pkwy

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