Muscogee Mom’s Choice Awards 2012

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Congratulations to the winners – as well as to each of the nominees. Each business is a winner in its own right and represents the best of the best in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley!

AND THE WINNERS ARE …

CAMPS

Best Local Summer Camp Program

MOM’S CHOICE: Activ8 Summer Camps at CSU
RUNNER UP: Springer Theatre Academy
HONORABLE MENTION:St Luke Summer Camps & Programs

CLASSES & SPORTS

Best Local Kids Sports Program

MOM’S CHOICE: Gymnastics Unlimited
RUNNER UP: Columbus Youth Soccer Club
HONORABLE MENTION: Upward Sports

Best Martial Arts Studio

MOM’S CHOICE: Premier Martial Arts
RUNNER UP: Won’s Martial Arts
HONORABLE MENTION: Monika Bishop’s Taekwondo Plus

Best Dance Studio for Kids

MOM’S CHOICE: Columbus School of Music & Dance
RUNNER UP: Toni’s Dancing School
HONORABLE MENTION: Academy of Fine Arts

Best Music Classes for Kids

MOM’S CHOICE: Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division
RUNNER UP: Columbus School of Music & Dance
HONORABLE MENTION: Kindermusik, CSU

Best Drama Classes for Kids

MOM’S CHOICE: Springer Theatre Academy
RUNNER UP: Drama Kids Intl
HONORABLE MENTION: Family Theatre

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Best Private School

MOM’S CHOICE: Calvary Christian School
RUNNER UP: St Luke School
HONORABLE MENTION: Brookstone School

Best Preschool

MOM’S CHOICE: St Luke Preschool
RUNNER UP: Calvary Christian School
HONORABLE MENTION: Growing Room CDC - all locations

Best Daycare Facility

MOM’S CHOICE: St Luke Early Learning Center
RUNNER UP: Growing Room CDC - al locations
HONORABLE MENTION: Joyful Journeys CEC - 8358 Fortson Court, Fortson

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Favorite Annual Family Event (spring/summer)

MOM’S CHOICE: Callaway Gardens’ Celebrate Spring Events
RUNNER UP: Thunder in the Valley (airshow)
HONORABLE MENTION: Uptown Columbus’ Spring Concert Series

Favorite Annual Family Event (fall/winter)

MOM’S CHOICE: Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights
RUNNER UP: Uptown Columbus’ Fall Concert Series
HONORABLE MENTION: Lighting of the Landings on Airport Thruway

Best Local Museum for Kids

MOM’S CHOICE: The Columbus Museum
RUNNER UP: Coca Cola Space Science Museum
HONORABLE MENTION: National Infantry Museum

Favorite Local Rainy Day Destination for Kids

MOM’S CHOICE: Columbus Public Library
RUNNER UP: Barnes & Noble
HONORABLE MENTION: Monkey Joes

MISCELLANEOUS

Best Hair Salon

MOM’S CHOICE: D’Allens Hair Studio
RUNNER UP: Cuts By Us – all locations
HONORABLE MENTION: Salon NG

Best Local Day Spa

MOM’S CHOICE: Sunday’s Ultimate Day Spa
RUNNER UP: New Image Med Spa
HONORABLE MENTION: Wildwood Day Spa

Best Place for a Kid’s Haircut

MOM’S CHOICE: Cuts by Us – all locations
RUNNER UP: Tootsie’s Salon & Gifts
HONORABLE MENTION: Salon NG

Favorite Photographer

MOM’S CHOICE: John Pyle – John Pyle Photography
RUNNER UP: Bob Hancock & Cassie Fuller – Southern Exposure Photography
HONORABLE MENTION: Julie Hedges – JE Hedges Photography

Best Health Club/ Fitness Studio

MOM’S CHOICE: YMCA – all locations
RUNNER UP: Max Fitness – all locations
HONORABLE MENTION: Stroller Stong Moms

Best Local Tanning Salon

MOM’S CHOICE: New Life Tanning Centers - all locations
RUNNER UP: Bermuda Tan
HONORABLE MENTION: Perfect Tan & Travel

Best Housekeeping/Cleaning Service

MOM’S CHOICE: Merry Maids of Columbus
RUNNER UP: Molly Maid of Columbus, Phenix City & Auburn
HONORABLE MENTION: Maids in Pink

PARTY TIME

Best Birthday Party Venue/Service

MOM’S CHOICE: Chick-fil-A – all locations
RUNNER UP: Monkey Joes
HONORABLE MENTION: My Gym

Best Bakery for Birthday Cakes

MOM’S CHOICE: Columbus Corner Bakery
RUNNER UP: Publix Bakery – all locations
HONORABLE MENTION: Pat-A-Cakes Bakery – 2nd Avenue, Columbus

Best Caterer

MOM’S CHOICE: Country’s Barbeque - all locations
RUNNER UP: Chick-fil-A - all locations
HONORABLE MENTION: Twelfth Street Catering & Deli

Best Event/ Party Planner

MOM’S CHOICE: Rivermill Event Centre
RUNNER UP: Joyful Occasions
HONORABLE MENTION: Weddings and Whimsy by Jodi

HEALTH CARE

Best OB/GYN

MOM’S CHOICE: Serena D Tidwell MD – Midtown OB-GYN
RUNNER UP: Benjamin H Cheek MD – St Francis OB-GYN and Associates
HONORABLE MENTION: Montgomery E Thorne Jr. MD – St Francis OB-GYN and Associates

Best Family Dentist

MOM’S CHOICE: Dr Lisa Strickland
RUNNER UP: Dr. William DeNamur
HONORABLE MENTION: Dr. Tyler Myers

Best Pediatric Dentist

MOM’S CHOICE: Dr. Mark Lawrence
RUNNER UP: Dr. Thomas Lee
HONORABLE MENTION: Dr. Christie McCarley

Best Orthodontist

MOM’S CHOICE: Dr Blake Lane
RUNNER UP: Dr. Sammy Caves
HONORABLE MENTION: Dr Jay Harris

Best Pediatrician

MOM’S CHOICE: Dr. Mark Oliver – Rivertown Pediatrics
RUNNER UP Dr. Richard Mansfield – Pediatrics at Brookstone Centre
HONORABLE MENTION: Dr. David Flowers – Columbus Regional Pediatrics

Best Chiropractor

MOM’S CHOICE: Jay Brodwyn – Jay Brodwyn and Associates
RUNNER UP: Michael Beres – Beres Chiropractic Center
HONORABLE MENTION: Gordon Stephenson – Columbus Spine and Performance Center

RESTAURANTS, GROCERY & CATERING

Best Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt

MOM’S CHOICE: Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt
RUNNER UP: Chill Yogurt Cafe
HONORABLE MENTION: Cherry Berry Frozen Yogurt

Best Place for Dessert/ Cupcakes

MOM’S CHOICE: Gigi’s Cupcakes
RUNNER UP: Columbus Corner Bakery
HONORABLE MENTION: Pat-A-Cakes Bakery

Best Restaurant for a Date Night

MOM’S CHOICE: Carrabas Italian Grill
RUNNER UP: Bonefish Grill
HONORABLE MENTION: Downstairs at the Loft

Best Restaurant with a Kid-friendly Menu

MOM’S CHOICE: Chick-fil-A – all locations
RUNNER UP: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
HONORABLE MENTION: Jason’s Deli

SHOPPING

Best Local Gift Shop

MOM’S CHOICE: The Cherry Zebra
RUNNER UP: Dancing Needles
HONORABLE MENTION: Traditions

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store/ Boutique

MOM’S CHOICE: Kiddie Shoppe
RUNNER UP: Carter’s
HONORABLE MENTION: The Children’s Place

Best Women’s Clothing Store/ Boutique

MOM’S CHOICE: Blue Door Boutique
RUNNER UP: Lizard Thicket
HONORABLE MENTION: Buzz Boutique

Best Seasonal Consignment Sale

MOM’S CHOICE: Just 4 Kidz Consignment Sale
RUNNER UP: Junior League of Columbus’ Attic Sale
HONORABLE MENTION: Columbus Kidz Sale

If your business is a winner, please send an email to info@muscogeemoms.com for further details on your win!

Disclaimer: The Muscogee Mom’s Choice Awards contest is provided for informational purposes only as a service of Muscogee Moms LLC. The winners were selected by our fans during a six-week voting process. The businesses listed here do not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Muscogee Moms LLC.