Great Date Giveaway: We have a winner!


Congratulations to Steffi Kellam of Fayetteville! She and her husband are officially headed for a Great Date! Steffi won Motherlode’s Great Date Giveaway — two tickets to the Walton Arts Center and dinner at Bordinos Italian restaurant.

“I’ll start working on finding a babysitter tonight!” said Steffi, mom to Katie, 7, Lucy, 4, and 2-year-old Sam.

Steffi and her family moved to Fayetteville from Dallas just a little over a year ago and have no family around to make date nights a common occurrence. Steffi was psyched about dinner and a show, especially with the line-up.

“We love the Walton Arts Center and we love Bordinos,” she said. “Signing up for this contest was a no-brainer. Of course I was entering for this!”

Steffi has only been to Bordinos once for her 10th wedding anniversary. “I totally look forward to a second visit,” she said.

Steffi is a stay-at-home mom who was previously an epidemiologist for the California Department of Health’s tuberculosis control branch. She found out she was pregnant the first time while she and her husband were living in Argentina and she was telecommuting. Steffi’s husband works for General Electric, a Wal-Mart supplier.

Steffi enjoys reading, walking and swimming (when she can make it to the gym). She loves that there are so many family-friendly places and events in NWA. “This environment is ideal for kids. We’re really enjoying our time here,” she said.

Steffi is originally from Bolivia. Her mother is Bolivian and Steffi’s father met his future wife while in the Peace Corps. Steffi lived there until she was 12, then moved to the U.S. So when you ask her where she’s from, her standard answer is: “From all over the place.”

The Motherlode mamas want to extend a heartfelt “sorry!” to all of you who hoped to win the giveaway. Just remember that we have many more giveaways up our sleeve (hint: a really cool one is coming up next month). And for those of you who want to check out The Second City: DeFace the Nation on Sept. 5, tickets range from $20-$32 and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 or by visiting Thanks again to WAC and Bordinos for sponsoring our Great Date Giveaway!