BOUNTIFUL — Very shocked, very, very excited and super excited, are the words Linsey Holley used to describe her family’s reaction to making it to the finals in the Honeycomb jingle contest.
“We’re beside ourselves,” she said.
She and her husband, Lamar, are trying to warn their four daughters not to “count their chickens before they’re hatched,” she said. But as parents, they haven’t been able to keep the girls, ages 11 and under, from planning what they might be able to do with the $5,000 the winning entry is slated to receive.
The girls and their baby sister star in the video that now appears on the Honeycomb Facebook page.
They are competing against a jingle sung by two college students.
“It’s funny because everyone keeps posting to vote for the other group because they’re poor college students,” said Linsey with a laugh. “You have no idea what poor is until you have children.”
Votes are being collected until Oct. 19 and the winner will be announced the following day. During the semi-final competition, percentages were listed on the site. This time, “it’s a big, scary secret,” how the standings are going, said Linsey. “We just keep hoping people will vote for us.”
To cast a vote, go to facebook.com/PostHoneycomb and follow the link to Big Jingle Contest.