Awards in Bloom

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

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2 Comments on “Awards in Bloom”


    Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Thanks a lot

    1. gail

      it is a template but it was customized. It was put up in 2010 and is now getting renovated. There are a lot of tools and apps to do amazing things.
      Is your blog about books?

      If you want a faster way to reach me send me a direct message on twitter @GailAhlers. I hope this helps. G

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