Eddys win Band-Aid jingle contest

PARKERSBURG – Mary, Jake and Carter Eddy of Parkersburg are the winners.

Mary Eddy has been notified that she and her sons Jake, 14, and Carter, 10, have won the national Band-Aid jingle contest. Using Band-Aid’s “Stuck on Me” jingle, the Eddys created a “Stuck on Bluegrass” jingle for the video contest.

The Eddys photograph and winning jingle have been posted on www.band-aid.com and www.facebook.com/bandaid. Additional information from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., which owns the Band-Aid brand, was unavailable on Wednesday.

The public could vote online once a day from June 3 through June 17 for their favorite video among the 12 finalists in the jingle contest. Videos of a child, children or family singing the jingle were accepted from April 14 through May 26.

A panel of judges selected the 12 finalists.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Mary said after being informed they had won the contest. The Eddy family will receive a $10,000 gift card from Wal-Mart for winning the contest.

Mary said she promised her sons $1,000 each if they won the contest.

The money will come in handy to help the family with its grocery bills and other expenses, Mary said. Mary and her husband, Chad, a Parkersburg firefighter, recently adopted two children from Ghana, Africa, Joyce, 11, and Desmond, 6.

The three Eddys sing in three-part harmony during the 30- to 40-second jingle.

The Eddys enjoy playing bluegrass music.

Jake plays the banjo and Carter the mandolin in the jingle. They are members of the band Simply Bluegrass, along with their grandfather Al Barnett.

Mary, a member of the band The Janes, accompanies her sons on the guitar in the Band-Aid contest.