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Newtown Family Follows Yellow Brick Road To Win Fairy Tale Trip On 'Today'

Robert and Cara Hughes and their daughters dress up as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" in a bid to win a trip to Scotland from the "Today" show. Photo Credit: Screenshot from 'Today'
Robert and Cara Hughes and their daughters dress up as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" in a bid to win a trip to Scotland from the "Today" show. Photo Credit: Screenshot from 'Today' Photo Credit: File photo

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Newtown family won a contest on the “Today” television show to take a dream trip to Scotland.

Cara Hughes and her family were named the winners of the contest on Friday. They were one of four finalists in the contest.

The family dressed up as characters in the “Wizard of Oz” in their pitch to win the trip. The trip's highlight will be a stay in the fairy tale Dun's Castle.

"Our spry 92-year-old great-grandma lives in the UK. She is deaf, so we cannot talk on the phone. My daughters write to her often and wish deeply for an opportunity to meet her," Cara Hughes wrote in her entry posted on today.com.

"This trip and setting would be a fairy tale come true for us. My husband came home somberly, just before Christmas, to share that he lost his job. It has been a very difficult time for us ever since that moment. We would be grateful for this special family opportunity that we would not have otherwise," she says.

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