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Extreme Yard Makeover Contest Winner announced on Wake Up Wisconsin


by Natalie Sparacio

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)-- This morning we announced the winner of our Extreme Yard Makeover contest. We received hundreds of nominations, and narrowed it down to 9 finalists.

The winner is Holly McMeeken of Mosinee.

Her husband, Tom, died from a viral blood infection on December 23rd, 2008, leaving her and their small two children, Darren and Cassidy.

Last summer they made plans for a bunch of yard work and projects, and this summer they were going to complete everything.

Now, she is left without her husband, and with a lot of unfinished business around the house.

If you wish to read the nomination letter,  click the link to the left of the story.

Now, Holly will receive a yard makeover of up to $25,000 from Living Color Landscapes.

James Merritt, with Living Color Landscapes has graciously offered to help all the finalists. He is going to improve the memorial up in Tomahawk for Rochelle Anderson's family, and build a ramp for a woman with MS in Crandon.

The company will also offer free landscape design and consultation.

Holly's Extreme Yard Makeover should be complete by the fourth of July, we will continue to follow this story and show the progress.

Thank you to all the participants in this contest, there were so many deserving people.


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