St. Francis Award
The St. Francis Award is an annual award given each year to a community member who exhibits an extraordinary dedication to helping animals.
This year's award was presented to a man who tirelessly gardens to raise money for animals through the sale of flower bouquets. The money raised goes to an organization called Petals for Pups and Purrs which has placed many homeless animals in permanent homes.
Mr. Price has a large garden dedicated to raising flowers which are harvested and sold at various local businesses, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting homeless animals.
His daughter used the following quote by Louis Nizer to describe Doug: "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
Doug's work has been appreciated by the animals of Barrett and far beyond. He is truly an artist with a big heart for furry creatures.
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