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PENNSYLVANIA NURSERYMEN'S ASSOCIATION BESTOWS HIGHEST AWARD AT LUNCHEON

 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald J. Sestili, owner of Sestili Nursery, Inc., in Pittsburgh, has been named the 1992 Pennsylvania Nurseryman of the Year by the Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Association.
 The award was presented on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.
 Sestili's contributions to the Association include serving as Chapter W-1 Program chairman and chapter chairman, as a member of the Penn Allied Nursery Trade Show, Career Promotion, Bylaws, Nursery Conference and Landscape committees, as a board member from 1980 to 1986, and as president of the Nurserymen's Association in 1985. Sestili holds status as a Pennsylvania Accredited Nurseryman, and "is the personification of what a member is expected to exhibit," according to those who nominated him.
 Industry contributions include serving on the Pennsylvania Foundation for Ornamental Horticulture as a board trustee, on the Future of Pennsylvania Agriculture Panel Discussion, and as past president of the Greater Pittsburgh Landscapers Association.
 Sestili also taught landscape classes at the Community College of Allegheny County in 1982, 1983 and 1985. He served on the Pittsburgh Regional Planning Committee for the future development of beautiful gardens in Pittsburgh and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Loyal Order of Moose, National Geographic, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
 The Nurseryman of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association and is presented to that person who has, through their accomplishments, achieved great strides in advancing the nursery- landscape-garden center industry in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Association is a non-profit, professional, trade association dedicated to serving the needs of the nursery, landscape, garden center and grower industries in Pennsylvania.
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 /CONTACT: Denise R. Calabrese, public affairs director of the Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Association, 717-238-1673/


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