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FNGLA celebrates 2010 Industry Awards winners

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Association honors a distinct group of individuals who enhance the industry.

| July 1, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Each year, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association honors a distinct group of individuals who contribute time and energy into enhancing, protecting and serving Florida’s nursery and landscape industry through the FNGLA Industry Awards Program. This year’s winners were recognized during FNGLA’s annual convention in Orlando on June 26.

FNGLA’s Industry Awards Program acknowledges both FNGLA and industry service with varying criteria geared to each award. Nominations are accepted from the industry-at-large and winners are selected by a committee of industry peers. The Wendell Butler Award and the FNGLA Hall of Fame are recognized as the most prestigious awards given by FNGLA. The Wendell Butler Award is presented for service to FNGLA and the FNGLA Hall of Fame Award is a lifetime achievement award.

Remember to nominate a peer for the 2011 Industry Awards. Deadline to apply each year is March 1.
Visit FNGLA's Industry Awards web site for informational videos and photos of the winners.

FARM CREDIT/FNGLA YOUNG NURSERY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Alex Fell, Kraft Gardens. Ft. Pierce, Fla.
 
OUTSTANDING CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Terri Pinder, FCHP, Pinder's Nursery. FNGLA Treasure Coast Chapter.
 
OUTSTANDING CHAPTER SECRETARY
Gale Allbritton, FCHP, FCLD, Magnolia Grex & Associates. FNGLA Big Bend Chapter
 
OUTSTANDING DIVISION MEMBER
Billy Butterfield, FCHP, FCLC, Ameriscapes Landscape Management. Orlando, Fla.
 
OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR
Robert Bowden, Harry P. Leu Gardens. Orlando, Fla.
 
JUDGES' SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Bonnie Desmond, FCHP, FCLD, FNGLA Pinellas Chapter.
 
FNGLA HALL OF FAME
M. W. Billy Barwald, Barwald's Nursery & Landscape. Jacksonville, Fla.
 
FNGLA HALL OF FAME
Helen Johnson Hendry, Everglades Nursery. Fort Myers, Fla.
 
FNGLA HALL OF FAME
Mike Raimondi, Mike's Green Thumb. Delray Beach, Fla.
 
WENDELL BUTLER AWARD
Jerry Frye, Frye Farms. Homestead, Fla.
 

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