Scottsdale honors nominated grandparents at celebration

Winning grandmom Carolyn D'Ambrosio, Scottsdale, with grandaughters Olivia and Ava, and their mom, Emily. (Submitted photo)

Winning grandmom Carolyn D’Ambrosio, Scottsdale, with grandaughters Olivia and Ava, and their mom, Emily. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Promenade hosted a gala Grandparents Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 13, as the finale of a contest for youth and adults to submit written or video nominations about “Why my grandparent deserves to be honored on Grandparents Day with a $200 Shopping Spree.”

Winning grandmothers and grandfathers, selected from the nominations, were guests of honor at Scottsdale Promenade on Grandparents Day, according to a press release. Stacia Naquin from 12 News introduced the winning grandparents and their grandchildren/adults at the celebration luncheon at Maggiano’s Restaurant.

Following the luncheon, the grandchildren escorted each grandparent on a $200 shopping spree throughout Scottsdale Promenade, the release stated.

The winning grandparents included: Dixie and Gerald Antol, Greg Barber, Linda and Riley Boatman, Lilie Chang, Melissa Coates, Carolyn D’Ambrosio, Natalia Espinoza, Sidnee Factor, Lavada Ford, John Foster, Monica Garcia, Carol Ginsberg, Christine LaGreca, Chloe Leibowitz, Susan Moon, Roberta Peters, Connie Savage, Anila Shah, Linda and Robert Ursillo, and Mary Wood.

Grandaughter Riley Boatman found the perfect pillow for Phoenix grandmom Linda Boatman on her $200 shopping spree at Scottsdale Promenade. (Submitted photo)

Grandaughter Riley Boatman found the perfect pillow for Phoenix grandmom Linda Boatman on her $200 shopping spree at Scottsdale Promenade. (Submitted photo)

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