UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ -- Minwax, a manufacturer of wood finishing and wood care products, selected the Lancaster High School Carpentry Program of Lancaster, OH, as the grand prize winner in its 2009 Community Craftsman Award Program.  

Building on past projects in which the students of the carpentry program have enriched their community, the group is being specially recognized this year for building dozens of wooden rocking toys - horses, snails, airplanes and motorcycles - for children at The Lighthouse, a local shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

The Minwax Community Craftsman Award is a national program that recognizes individuals and groups which promote community improvement through working with wood, and awards them financial grants and products to encourage continued community service.  As the 2009 Community Craftsman Award grand prize winner, the Lancaster High School Carpentry Program receives a $5,000 cash grant, a supply of Minwax products and a private wood finishing workshop with renowned do-it-yourself expert and author Bruce Johnson.

Runner-Up Award Recipients
Two organizations were named Community Craftsman Award runners-up for outstanding community service - the woodworking class at Auburndale High School in Auburndale, WI, and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, MA.  Each will receive an assortment of Minwax products for use in future projects.  

Entries are being accepted for the 2010 Community Craftsman Award.  Individuals, community groups, schools, and associations that promote and participate in the betterment of their communities through woodworking are eligible participants. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2010. 

 Read Minwax's press release for more details.  


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