Local woman named "Mom of the Year"

Published 04/03 2013 10:23PM

Updated 04/04 2013 11:20AM

CHAMPAIGN -- It's probably the most important role a woman could have; being a mother. One woman can now add a national title to her credit.

Gale Rost was named Mother of the Year. She's general manager of the I.D.E.A. Store. It sells reused materials in bulk. The money goes to local schools.

Rost is a mom of three and an active volunteer; all roles convincing a friend enter her in the national contest. Today Show host, Kathy Lee Gifford also won the award. All the winners will be honored at a conference in New York later this month.

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