N.C. Non-Profits Win Azaleas Grown from WRAL Garden Cuttings

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CBC Property Management Manager Tim Grissom makes the awards presentation to the A.J. Fletcher Award winners:
1st Place - Durham Rescue Mission
The Durham Rescue Mission won 1st place.
2nd Place - The Healing Place of Wake County
The Healing Place of Wake County placed 2nd.
3rd Place - Mill Creek Middle School
Mill Creek Middle School took 3rd place.

The WRAL Azalea Celebration recently celebrated its 21st anniversary by making its annual azalea distribution on Saturday, October 21, 2006.   Capitol Broadcasting Company awarded 10,000 azaleas to 109 different non-profit organizations from across North Carolina.  The groups came from Wilmington to Cherokee.  This brings the total to 210,000 azaleas distributed over the 21 years of the program.

Non-profit groups applied for the azaleas during the summer, sending descriptions of how they planned to use the plants to enhance their property. Winners were invited to pick up their plants at the CBC Transmitter site and greenhouses in Auburn, NC.

Three special presentations were made during the annual azalea distribution. CBC also awarded three non-profits with A.J. Fletcher awards for 2006. Organizations become eligible for these awards three years after receiving azaleas through the WRAL Azalea Celebration. Winners are chosen based on their use and upkeep of the plants they received.

The Durham Rescue Mission won first place. They received 100 additional azaleas, a $500 check from CBC and a plaque. The Healing Place of Wake County won second place, receiving 50 more azaleas, a $250 check from CBC and a plaque. Third place went to Mill Creek Middle School in Claremont, which is in Catawba County. They received 25 more azaleas, a $125 check from CBC and a plaque.

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Thanks to Corp’s Tim Grissom for these capcom photos.

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