Due to budget cuts the adult component has been suspended.
The Brightside Fred Wiche Adult Award recognized the efforts of an individual or group in the Kentuckiana region whose environmental stewardship improves their neighborhood or community. The adult award category was open to residents and groups from Jefferson, Bullitt, Shelby, and Oldham, Kentucky counties; and Floyd, Clark, and Harrison, Indiana counties. Past recipients include teachers, volunteers, community gardeners, environmentalists and leaders who work to make our region clean and green.
The award -- the recipient of the Fred Wiche Adult Award received an outdoor sculpture created by Artist Wyatt Gragg.
Americana Community Center was the recipient of the 2008 award.
Americana Community Center earned the adult division award for their community garden project now in its third year of operation. The garden is used by neighborhood residents who live near Americana and include Americana Community Center is located in Louisville’s south end located within a community of refugees, immigrants and U.S. born families. Fred’s life impacted so many Louisville residents, and now, in 2008, his legacy has global reach, positively impacting the lives of our newest residents from places like, Bosnia, Sudan, Liberia, Guatemala, Burma, and Vietnam, just to name a few.
Click the links below to see past winners in the Adult Division:
2007 Tim Baker
2006 Donna Ising
2005 Dale Cashon
2004 Katherine Robinson
2003 Herb Fink
2002 Mary Ann Thornton
2001 Lucile Leggett
2000 Michael Hayman
1999 Gail Chandler