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YNDC Champion Award | Finalists - The Vindicator


The winners of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s Neighborhood Champion Awards. Each winner received $1,000 for use in a project of his or her choice. Peggy Bosela beautifies areas by planting and maintaining grass and flowers in neglected areas in her neighborhood near Albert Street and Hubbard Road.

Joyce Davidson is involved in Know Your Neighbor block watch and summer youth programs in her North Side neighborhood that pair teens with employment opportunities.

Marguerite Douglas helped create and is active in the Lincoln Knolls community watch. She also planned the East Side Better Block event the past two years.

Keland Logan, director of The Colony, which works with young people to conduct city cleanups and other enrichment projects. He also runs a youth reading program.

Thomas and Elnora Sipp, active in the 4 Square Block Watch on the South Side, have organized more than 50 neighborhood cleanups. At more than 90 years old, Thomas Sipp continues to cut the lawns of vacant lots across the South Side.

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