Fayetteville named 'All-America City'

June 17, 2011 7:41:38 PM PDT
After making its presentation in Kansas City Friday evening, Fayetteville won the All-America City Award for the third time in its history.

About 60 people representing the city made a presentation to a panel describing how Fayetteville has shed its former "Fayettenam" image and become a cleaner, thriving community with a strong economy.

"We are honored to be named a 2011 All America City and want to thank all those that worked so hard to make this possible," Mayor Tony Chavonne said. "It is exciting that the rest of the country has recognized the positive transformation that is happening here and that our nation even better appreciates that Fayetteville is truly America's hometown."

The presentation focused on many aspects including education and Fayetteville's response to changes from BRAC.

The 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus also participated in the presentation. Fayetteville won the All-America City award in 1985 and 2001.

"We're thrilled to win this award," Chavonne added. "Everyone delivered and the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus conveyed the heart and soul of our community. I am so proud of our delegation and excited that our city is an All-America City for the third time. So much hard work went into winning and it really paid off."

To watch the presentation from Thursday, log onto http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15424538.

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