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ACGA Board Memeber Honored

  • Subject: [cg] ACGA Board Memeber Honored
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 09:06:04 EST

SACRAMENTO RESIDENT NAMED

ONE OF NATIONbS TOP HOMETOWN HEROES

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B Bill Maynard a finalist in 3rd Annual Volvo for Life Awards; for growing
gardens to beautify his community and feed low-income residents;

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Celebrity Judges b Including Hank Aaron and Paul Newman B,B,b Will Select
and
Announce Winners at March 24 Volvo for Life Awards Ceremony in Times Square;
One Hero Will Receive a Volvo Car for Life

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Feb. 23, 2005) b Bill Maynard, a Sacramento resident who
volunteers to help those in low-income areas enjoy gardening as a way to
beautify their urban landscape while supplementing their diets with the fresh
produce they grow, has been named a finalist in a hero recognition program
called
the Volvo for Life Awards. He now has the chance to win $50,000 in charitable
contributions and a car for life.

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Now in its third year, the Volvo for Life Awards is the largest-ever national
search and celebration of everyday heroes, with Volvo Cars of North America
providing $1 million annually in awards and contributions.

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A distinguished panel of judges who are experts on care, conscience and
character b Hank Aaron, Bill Bradley, Caroline Kennedy, Maya Lin, Paul
Newman, Dr.
Sally Ride, Eunice Kennedy ShriverB  b will now review Maynard and the eight
other finalistsb nominations to select the programbs top three winners in
the
categories of safety, environment and quality of life.

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This yearbs program, launched June 2004, called for individuals nationwide
to
nominate a hometown hero they know at www.volvoforlifeawards.com in the
categories of safety, quality of life or environment. Volvo received 4,272
nominations representing all 50 states.

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Civil engineer Maynard has been a long-time community gardening activist in
Sacramento. In 2004, he helped design, plan and plant a food-producing
landscape initiative within an existing low-income housing project. The
initiative
introduced 80 citrus and fruit trees, as well as various herbs, into the
existing
project landscaping.B  The projectbs success is igniting interest from other
low-income housing projects around Sacramento.

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In addition, Maynard volunteers for the Sacramento City Unified School
District and Grant High School, giving high school students hands-on
experiences in
designing and creating school gardens. He helps create school gardens for b
garden-based learning,b as Maynard says virtually all school subjects can be
taught in the garden. Students have researched native plants, designed native
plant areas, installed drip irrigation, and even painted murals as backdrops
for
the gardens. He also helps organize farmerbs market experiences for
elementary
schoolchildren, educating them about healthy eating habits and introducing
them to a variety of fresh produce.

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Maynard also has helped the Hmong immigrant community relocate their gardens
from toxic drainage sites to four specially designated community gardens.
Hmong residents now have safe gardening areas on which elders can teach
farming
techniques to future generations. He now is helping Hmong families organize a
farmerbs market in their neighborhood where they can sell the produce they
grow.


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Finally, Maynard is working to rewrite Sacramentobs front yard landscaping
code to allow for food-producing gardens of trees, shrubs, vegetables and
flowers to beautify and help nourish hard-pressed neighborhoods.

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This is just a few of the greening projects that Maynard is involved with.

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Volvo will fly the three winners and six remaining finalists to New York to
be honored at Times Square Studios, Ltd., at the Volvo for Life Awards
ceremony
on March 24, 2005. At the event, Volvo and program judges will present each
winner with a $50,000 contribution to the charity of his or her choice. In
addition, they will announce the programbs grand winner, who will receive a
new
Volvo car every three years for the rest of his or her life and the
distinction
of bAmericabs Greatest Hometown Hero.b The six remaining finalists will
each
receive a donation of $25,000 to the charities of their choice.

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Further details of Maynardbs story can be viewed at
www.volvoforlifeawards.com. The other finalists in the third annual Volvo for
Life Awards are:

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Safety:

b"B B B B  Monica Caison, a Wilmington, N.C., woman who embodies the spirit
of TVb
s bCold Caseb by helping search for missing loved ones when others have
given up.

b"B B B B  Abdul Hafiz, a Staten Island, N.Y., junior high student lobbying
politicians to pass a new law requiring special safety gates for fire
escapes.

b"B B B B  Paula Lucas, a domestic abuse survivor in Portland, Ore., helping
American women escape abusive relationships while living abroad.

Quality of Life:

b"B B B B  Hope Bevilhymer, a West Jordan, Utah, amputee who is working to
change
U.S. laws that prohibit recycling of prosthetic limbs while at the same time
donating limbs to amputees overseas.

b"B B B B  Jose Morales, Elmhurst, N.Y., who is helping more than 3,100
Spanish-speaking people in Queens, New York recover from substance abuse.

b"B B B B  Jack Orchard, a St. Louis, Mo., ALS patient who is inspiring
students
across the nation to help people living with Lou Gehrigbs disease.

Environment:

b"B B B B  Lisa Busch, an Alaskan bringing environmentalists and timber
proponents
together to revitalize her community and the environment.

b"B B B B  Robina Suwol, a Van Nuys, Calif., mom advocating for policies to
protect school children from harmful chemicals.

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bEach year with the Volvo for life Awards, we seek to not only recognize
everyday heroes, but to likewise inspire others to do good in their
communities,b
said Vic Doolan, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Cars of North
America. bWhile Maynard and the other finalistsb stories are unique, they
share a passion for creating change within their communities that will have
lasting impacts for generations to come.b

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The third annual Volvo for life Awards will be hosted by actor Jim Belushi
and will feature musical performances and celebrity appearances. For more
information on the Volvo for life Awards and to view stories of hundreds of
nominees, including this yearbs finalists, visit
www.volvoforlifeawards.com.

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# # #

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Contact:B B B  Molly Gaines, Haberman & Associates, 612-338-3900,

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Media:B  B B B  For photos and more information on the Volvo for Life Awards:
www.volvocars-pr.com.

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