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Disabled Veteran Wins New Landscaping

SALISBURY, Md. - A disabled veteran of the US Army, and Salisbury resident, was the winner of a online Facebook contest in which the winner received a brand new landscaping design outside of their home.

Naomi Donohoe of Salisbury came home Tuesday afternoon from a spa day to find the look outside of the house she has called home for five years.

"Shock and awe.  It's more beautiful than I could have ever imagined," said Donohoe.

The contest was held by the theme park, Busch Gardens, and Donohoe was selected from hundreds of entries ranging from Delaware down to the Carolinas.  While Donohoe was off enjoying a day at the spa, the landscaping team from Busch Gardens worked tirelessly for six hours to transform Donohoe's landscaping.

 "Naomi Donohoe was a great story she submitted for the contest.  She is a wounded warrior.  A US military veteran and it was a great pleasure for us to be able to give her a custom landscape makeover," said Erick Elliott, Director of Landscaping Operations for Busch Gardens.

Donohoe wrote in her contest entry that because of her most recent surgery, she has been unable to turn the outside of her home into what she always had envisioned.  Now, she doesn't have to worry about it.

"I caught it a few days before it actually ended, so I really didn't think I was going to win, and you know they have the 20 finalists, and they picked the winner a few weeks later and when they emailed me, I was in shock, I couldn't believe it," said Donohoe.

Along with the new landscaping design, Donohoe also won a brand new riding mower.
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