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              PARADISE                                      Continued from cover

 Volker Earns “Making a   started,” said Lipford. “We get a chance to   Show Set to Air in July
     teach them some DIY skills and give them
 Difference”Award  confidence!”
 Chris Volker received the prestigious “Russell   That’s just what Today’s Homeowner   The Today’s Homeowner team, after
 Berrie Making a Difference Award” for his dedication  Media hosts of the brand’s Emmy-nom-  coordinating Lynch’s backyard make-
 toward helping others in his community.   inated Today’s Homeowner television   over last week, will air the episode in
 He was honored in particular for his role as the   show, Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford   July.
 founder and executive director of the Boys and Girls   Wolf, were doing in southern New Jersey   • POP FM 99.9 based in South
 Clubs of Cumberland County. Under his guidance,   late last week as they helped transform   Jersey will air this episode on Sunday
 the Club has thrived and expanded over the years.  Jeff Lynch’s Glassboro backyard into an   July 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT.
 James R. Haefele
     outdoor oasis.
                                              • WFMZ TV- based in
        Lynch is this year’s winner of the show’s   Philadelphia will air this episode on
     annual “Backyard Paradise” contest.    Sunday, July 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT.
        “I’m a big fan of the show, I’ve watched   • WACP-TV - based in Atlantic
     it for years,” said Lynch, who entered the   City will air this episode on Friday,
     contest with big plans for his backyard. “I   July 23 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. EDT.
     have a beautiful, old Dutch Colonial home,
     but I need a beautiful backyard to com-  For now, you can view the video            On-site photos of Danny Lipford and the Today’s Homeowner team
                                                                                              at the outset of the project. PHOTOS: PAM MORRIS
     plete it. I have wanted a paver patio since   livestream at
     I moved into my house four years ago.”
        Lynch says he never misses the show
     and has seen many instances where
     Lipford and his crew have built beautiful
     patios.                                                                                                       his dreams, labor and installation of a vari-
        The “Backyard Paradise” contest,                                                                           ety of project materials from Pavestone
     sponsored by Today’s Homeowner Media,                                                                         and Quikrete, valued at $10,000.
     Pavestone and Quikrete, is popular                                                                               Additionally, he will appear on a spe-
     among homeowners, drawing thousands                                                                           cial episode of Today’s Homeowner TV
     of entrants from nearly every state in                                                                        showcasing his backyard makeover.
     the country. The show, based in Mobile,                                                                          Lipford was excited to take his crew
     Alabama, has completed projects in 25                                                                         on the road to New Jersey for this special
     states, with this being the first in New                                                                      project. During the pandemic, the shows
     Jersey, Lipford told POP FM 99.9 radio                                                                        had centered around the Gulf Coast area.
     hosts Megan Varrell and John Salvatore                                                                           “Chelsea and I look forward to working
     where the show airs weekly.                                                                                   with Jeff on his outdoor area,” he said. “I
        As the winner, Lynch received expert                                                                       think he and our audience will love how it
     design services to create the backyard of                                                                     all turns out.”
                                                                                                                      Lynch told Lipford he was looking for-
                                                                                                                   ward to having an attractive, usable paver
         Homeowner Jeff Lynch is interviewed by                                                                    patio, a grilling station, a fire pit, and a
               John Salvatore and Meg Varrell.                                                                     nice seating area in his new backyard.
                                                                                                                      The team was set to build even the
              RIGHT: Today’s Homeowner host                                                                        chairs for the seating area out of pavers.
                  Danny Lipford is called over
               to chat on-air with POP FM 99.9                                                                     Lipford said he had never seen that done
                    radio host John Salvatore.                                                                     before.
              Note the columns of patio pavers.                                                                       “The pandemic drove us outside the
                                                                                                                   home a lot more,” Lipford said in describ-
                                                                                                                   ing why the Backyard Paradise contest
                                                                                                                   and outdoor projects in general have
                                                                                                                   become so popular lately.
                                                                                                                      When Lynch received news of win-
                                                                                                                   ning the contest, he was in shock. “I never
                                                                                                                   win anything! Hearing Danny’s voice on
                                                                                                                   the other end of the phone—I thought it
                                                                                                                   was a dream. It took a few minutes for it
                                                                                                                   to sink in.” And, as far as being featured
                                                                                                                   on national television, Lynch said, “It’s so
                                                                                                                   surreal, but I know it’s going to be a blast.
                                                                                                                   I’m a social guy, not shy at all.” n

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