Article by The Pawtucket Times
Photos by Butch Adams
On April 8 at Ahlers Designs, located at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, artist Gail Ahlers, Left and Pawtucket Foundation Program Associate Aaron Hertzberg display the 2010 Pawtucket Foundation Awards: The Heritage Award for Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket CEO Jim Hoyt; the Special Distinction Award for local catalyst Phyllis Nathanson; the Person of the Year Award for local developer, business man and Dragon Boat Festival supporter Luis Yip; and the Heritage Award for YMCA of Pawtucket General Director Esselton McNulty.
These four creative and unique awards were made by Ahlers out of reclaimed lumber from local mills for the frame, treated steel for the tree trunk and recycled soda cans for the cherry blossoms.
The awards will be presented on Tuesday night April 27, during the Pawtucket Foundation's seventh annual Awards Celebration beginning at 5:30 p.p. in the Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts on Exchange Street.
Tickets for the celebration can be purchased online at www.pawtucketfoundation.org.