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Backyard Makeover 2014

Congrats to Tracey W. from Camden on being our winner! Thanks to Griffin Pools and Spas and thanks to everyone who entered!

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    Thanks for entering Viola M. "On a shoestring budget...."
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    Thanks for entering Joy S.
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    Thanks for entering Carie C. "We are remodeling our house on the inside and are overwhelmed with decisions. We desperately need some help with the yard outside."
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    Thanks for entering Melissa C. "My children & I would love for my husband to get this make over. It would be a Great Fathers day gift! He is always working hard to make our yard better, but we continue to fail. We need help! Please pick us as your winner- WE NEED A MAKE OVER PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ! Thank you :)"
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    Thanks for entering Angie O. "HELP!! as you can see I NEED HELP!!!"
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    Thanks for entering Elise C.
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    Thanks for entering Nicole W. "My parents moved here from NY to be closer to our family and with the move and my mothers past brain aneurism, money has diminished. They have given up so much to be here with us and this would be an amazing gift that would allow them to loosen up a little and be able to enjoy time with us, without the stress of how and when they could ever really enjoy their backyard. They have worked so hard to raise us and to see the joy in their faces from walking out into their own oasis would be unforgettable. "
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    Thanks for entering Tracy G. "Moved here from Illinois and went with a local pool installer, Ezzells of Balentine, and regret it. We did not know they had already gone bankrupt and we ended up paying a "few" dollars extra out of pocket to make up for where they screwed up leaving us no cash to finish the backyard. Now the "new" salt water chlorinator they sold us does not work. We did find an inexpensive swingset on Craig's List for our 7 year old but the yard has so many small stumps and things that we cannot put a yard and sprinkler system in IF we had the extra cash, which we do not. We just want to have a real backyard, with grass and a small shed for bikes and lawn equipment. We'd love for some privacy bushes across our front fence too. Not asking for much but sure would appreciate it! Thanks and God Bless!"
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    Thanks for entering Kearsten H. "My husband and I would really like to focus on our backyard. We do not have a green thumb not ideas for a backyard. We also just built a fence in hopes of one day having a hot tub :) we would really enjoy this opportunity. Thank you"
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    Thanks for entering Dawn B. "This is just 1 corner of the problem back yard I look at daily and wonder what to do with it. I'm at a loss...financially there is nothing there to even try to improve it at this point. It's not entertainment friendly AT ALL. I have a niece that comes to visit and it's just a dirty place to play. I need some serious help here. "
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    Thanks for entering Sheila M. "Sand missing water, please help i have a lot of sand but nothing giving yard life just looks like a campground not a home"
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    Thanks for entering Lynn L.
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    Thanks for entering Cindy J. "I need a nice place for my husband to relax after having open heart surgery."
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    Thanks for entering David O. "We have been working on this yard since we moved in about 5 years ago and as you can see we have no achieved much of a backyard!"
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    Thanks for entering Wanda H. "My husband has Stage IV metastatic melanoma, and we would love a pool for our boys and family to enjoy. Our yard used to look great, but we're finding it difficult to upkeep with all of his recent surgeries. Also, the ice storms over the winter killed most of our centipede, so it looks really bad. Thank you for your consideration!"
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    Thanks for entering Beverly S. "I need a backyard makeover for my grandchildren that i have been raising for 8 yrs. love em to the moon n back"
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    Thanks for entering Tiffany A. "Our home has three kids, two dogs a stay at home mom and an amazing boyfriend working long hours to bring home the bacon, it would be wonderful to have a place for us all to relax and have down time. :)"
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    Thanks for entering Vanessa I. "HELP PLEASE!!!!!! "
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    Thanks for entering Fran W. "We bought our house 6 months ago. It was built in 1986 and everything is frozen in time. We are so busy updating the inside that it will be cold again before we get around to the outside. Sure would like to be able to enjoy it this year."
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    Thanks for entering Shawn L. "We have a large unused backyard with tons of potential. Griffin P&S could make a huge difference."
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    Thanks for entering Vicki W.
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    Thanks for entering Chris G. "A lot of space but very bare, the only things that are there are a broken shed and an old play set. Kids are over here all the time and it would be nice to have a backyard that we can be proud of!"
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    Thanks for entering Lindsey M. "Our poor backyard needs help!"
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    Thanks for entering Tim W.
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    Thanks for entering Tony H. "I should win the backyard makeover because - I want to do this for my girlfriend. We just got our first house together and she has worked so hard cleaning up the backyard and making it look good. she has done most of the work on the house by herself due to me having to deploy overseas frequently. She has worked countless number of hours, and I would like to surprise her with a nice place to be able to relax. I also dropped her grill during our moving process and it would be great to surprise her with a new one! "
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    Thanks for entering Laura C. "Need help cleaning up this yard"
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    Thanks for entering Beth R. "Please choose our backyard. We have 3 dogs that have torn the yard up. We paid thousands of dollars last year for a concrete patio and the guy did not do it right so it is washing away. We don't have money to fix it!! Please help us!! We love our house and would love to love our yard!!"
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    Thanks for entering Phyllis W. "The picture says it all. We really need a backyard makeover please!"
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    Thanks for entering Jason G. "Here is my patio set, it's seen better days. Would love to upgrade the patio set and add the other fun stuff. Thanks for the opportunity WCOS and Griffin Pools and Spas!"
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    Thanks for entering Kevin C.
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    Thanks for entering Charlotte R.
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    Thanks for entering Rosemarie N. "Desperately need help to fix up this backyard for new Grandson to be able to play in for many years to come!"
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    Thanks for entering Corey R.
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    Thanks for entering Tamara R. "I would love ANYTHING done for this barren backyard. Can't afford vacation, so would love staycation with improvements. Have always dreamed of this. Help!"
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    Thanks for entering Bobby G. "a whole lot of space and nothing there"
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    Thanks for entering Gloria N. "Hello thank you for considering my yard for the Backyard makeover. I?m a stay and home mom of. My son left for boot camp at Parris Island and will be back in August for a graduation and I would love for him to come back to a nice back yard so his friend and family have a graduation party before he leaves to start is life in the Marines. I also home school my son who has several special needs. He loves the outdoors, but our yard isn't the nicest yard for and child to enjoy himself. Please consider my yard so my boys can have one nice get together before they aren't able to see each other for a long time"
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    Thanks for entering Tammy M. "Sloped & Unusable! We like to entertain! We can't play Corn Hole, ladder golf, or anything! Please help us make it a nice flat place to gather!
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    Thanks for entering Katie H. "My Husband is a full time firefighter and a part time soldier. We have 1 kid with another on the way. We have a very empty back yard and would love a place to be able to relax. "
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    Thanks for entering Joshua M.
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    Thanks for entering Sherri W. "Help my Family!! :) We're a very busy family and would truly enjoy a backyard retreat to spend quality time together! Votes greatly appreciated!"
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    Thanks for entering Steve C. "Needs a little something, don't you think?"
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    Thanks for entering Maie B. "My terrible back yard. Please help!! I am in major need of a makeover. "
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    Thanks for entering Julie M.
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    Thanks for entering Chris G. "HELP:-)"
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    Thanks for entering Deborah H. "i would really love the back yard make over.i have grand babies and they can have fun because our yard is all hills and un level.and my yard is washing away and my drive way is so messed up.so please help."
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    Thanks for entering Ray T. "I NEED A BACKYARD FACELIFT IN A HURRY, JUST BOUGHT THIS HOUSE AN AS YOU CAN SEE THE DECK IS SPENT.. WILL DONATE MY OTHER POOL IF I WIN AND WILL EVEN HELP SET IT UP. IM NOT GREEDY, I WOULD JUST LOVE SOMETHING NICE AND SIMPLE AND INEXPENSIVE. I WILL HOST AND PROMOTE WHAT EVER YOU WOULD LIKE, AS I AM A DJ. AND I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW OFF A WINNING PRIZE!! I CONSTANTLY HAVE PARTIES AT MY HOUSE AND WHAT A CONVERSATION THAT WOULD BE.. PLEASE CONSIDER ME FOR THIS!! THANK YOU!!! Ray!!"
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    Thanks for entering Joel R. "My back yard could use a make over overlooking the sun sets!!"
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    Thanks for entering Nancee A-L. "I could really enjoy and use a backyard make over so my daughter has a place to play"
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    Thanks for entering Melissa H.
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    Thanks for entering Sarah S.
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    Thanks for entering Sherry L.
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    Thanks for entering Stephanie R. "Thanks so much for entering Stephanie R. to win!! Our backyard is big and spacious, with pretty green grass....all we are lacking is a gorgeous, relaxing pool to make our yard the perfect summertime spot that makes us shout, "we make you feel good!" "
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    Thanks for entering Larissa B.
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    Thanks for entering Nancy S.
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    Thanks for entering Louise R. "Our backyard needs some HELP!!!!"
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    Thanks for entering Denise L. "Please help, I don't know where to begin!!! I just moved into my husbands house and I am at a loss when it comes to his backyard!!! Can you please help us WCOS and Griffin Pool and Spa!!! Signed, Desperate in the country"
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    Thanks for entering Darlene S. "The picture tells it ALL..... WE NEED A BACK YARD MAKEOVER"
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    Thanks for entering Mark S.
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    Thanks for entering Candace P. "Please give us a bigger pool! :)"
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    Thanks for entering Kat C. "Bought our 1950's house with 1 acre two years ago. Thought we would just be able to fix up the yard, but the house turned into a money pit & left us with no means to fix up the overgrown yard. Previous owners left it overgrown and in disrepair."
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    Thanks for entering Holly R. "My back yard needs HELP!! Just some good ole country folk here, at the mercy of the economy, running short on cash. It would be such a blessing to have Griffin Pools and Spas help us out by making over our backyard! It REALLY NEEDS HELP! God Bless yall for doing this for that lucky someone!"
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    Thanks for entering Ashleigh H. "Our yard is so plain! It is a blank slate, ready for some "beautification". We are getting married in October and I would love a yard makeover before I move in the "bachelor pad". "
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    Thanks for entering Brandy S.
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    Thanks for entering Kevin B. "Nice neighborhood sad sad embarrassingly sad back yard! Please help!"
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    Thanks for entering Donna N. "WE have been trying to find time to work on cutting trees down in our yard in hopes of one day being able to have a pool & backyard paradise to enjoy with family & friends. WCOS & Griffin Pools, please help our dreams come true."
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    Thanks for entering Tommy F. "HELP!!!!"
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    Thanks for entering Denise H. "My family and I built our home 12 years ago and I always said I would never move into a house without a pool for my children. My husband and I even contracted out the work by ourselves to save money but during the end of the build we ran out of money to finish the outside and the backyard. Every summer my three kids beg for a pool but we cannot afford to put one in, so they have to settle for a make shift slipping slid or risking jumping into the lake with snakes. We are constantly hearing other families having fun in their backyards. We can never have backyard BBQs because there is nowhere to sit and enjoy the beautiful lake view. I imagine my kids loving our backyard and us having quality family time in our new Griffin pool!"
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    Thanks for entering Jerry M. "Never Had a Yard. My yard was never a yard, just a lot of trees."
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    Thanks for entering Crystal J.
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    Thanks for entering Jessica F. "Hi there, our back yard needs a makeover. We moved her 3 years ago and we've been working hard to get things to look good but finding the time to do so is so hard. I hate for people to come in our back yard due to it looking so bad. We are just getting the front yard looking half way nice. We live in Santee Cooper Resort and everyone's yard is nice but ours. I hope one day we can get yard of the month. Thanks in advance! "
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    Thanks for entering Kevin S.
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    Thanks for entering Shellie M. "Single mom! Can't afford to pay attention let alone fix a trashy back yard!!!! HELP!!"
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    Thanks for entering Bill H. "We need this bad."
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    Thanks for entering Beverlee H. "I am a mom of 5 boys. I would love to win this backyard makeover. We really need it and would definitely appreciate it. Our backyard is terrible."
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    Thanks for entering Sheila D. "I know it is a sad looking sight. Just dirt, but to me it is the completion of a life long dream to own my own house. It is a dream come true and a backyard makeover would only make the dream more amazing. Thank You for considering me."
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    Thanks for entering Vincent E. "Our oldest child is scheduled to graduate from Parris Island June 20th. This make over would get us one very large step towards having our back yard in "picture in a magazine quality". It just lacks the final umph!"
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    Thanks for entering Naomi E. "Our yard lacks the final pop to make it truly a show piece to entertain friends. Having it picture perfect would be great!"
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    Thanks for entering Kim G. "When we bought this house my husband said we would get a pool!! this is the pool I received PLEASE HELP! Our yard is a mess..."
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    Thanks for entering Cheri R.
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    Thanks for entering Jeff W. "Our yard would be perfect for this makeover...my 8 year old daughter Jasmine would just go crazy!! We've wanted a pool for years but just simply can't afford to do this. Thanks for opportunity to win this."
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    Thanks for entering Roger M. "Pool where are you?"
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    Thanks for entering Carole F. "The rain, no matter how much or how little, brings on a mini Lake Murray to my backyard! It is damaging the fence and the grass and brings so many bugs, mosquitoes and frogs. I can't get anyone to come fix the drainage problem. Apparently, they are scared off. This was not disclosed when I bought my house 2 years ago. Please help me. If I'm not considered for the makeover, can you direct me to someone who is able to give me a beautiful and functional backyard?(for my grand babies) Thanks so much! Carole Fairbanks"
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    Thanks for entering Rebecca B.
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    Thanks for entering Alison W. "Bought a house last summer on an acre and about half that acre was a rock garden and some of our yard isn't even fenced in! We need help! "
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    Thanks for entering Michelle P. "We would love the opportunity to HAVE a backyard. Thanks for the chance to have one!!!!"
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    Thanks for entering Lindsay V.
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    Thanks for entering Melissa G. "My boyfriend and I are fresh out of college- this is the perfect house for us until you get to the backyard!! We believe it is hopeless! We would LOVE to have actual backyard instead of a jungle!"
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    Thanks for entering Nickie Y. "Dirt yard, dreary hill no grass."
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    Thanks for entering Susan S. and for the creativity with your addition to your photo ;-) "Backyard dreamin'..."
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    Thanks for entering William W. "Size does matter, what back-yard, I seemed to have lost mine."
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    Thanks for entering Gail F. "No decorator"
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    Thanks for entering Elizabeth H. "My father passed away a year ago and my mom is overwhelmed with grief. This giveaway would be a special place she could go to find some kind of peace. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest! <3 Liz"
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    Thanks for entering Scott J.
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    Thanks for entering Lori R. "HELP! I would love to have a backyard to entertain my grandchildren!!!"
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    Thanks for entering Keith B. "After 31 years, the grass is dying off :( Help my yard please!"
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    Thanks for entering Corie P.
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    Thanks for entering Adam J.
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    Thanks for entering Jeffery B.
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    Thanks for entering Brandy K. "Help PLEASE"
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    Thanks for entering Kim R. "Nothing would make my family happier!!!!"
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    Thanks for entering Connie D. "A makeover is just what this Jungle needs instead of weeds and trees. Would love to have a makeover in my backyard!!"
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    Thanks for entering Ann U.
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    Thanks for entering Kim B. "We love our house, and we love to entertain, after you see our back yard, you will understand why we don't entertain in the back yard! Myrtle Manor look a like! "
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    Thanks for entering Tommy M. "Please Help Make Me Pretty...."
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    Thanks for entering Donny T. "Broken down party deck that needs life.... 911 help please"
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    Thanks for entering Cheryl F.
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    Thanks for entering Stuart B. "Help me please"
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    Thanks for entering Joyce D. "This needs to be cleaned up and a great way to do that would be to have a "GREAT BIG" swimming pool."
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    Thanks for entering Matthew W. "Young family wanting a space that looks nice, and is a nice place for the kids and us!"
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    Thanks for entering Sophia L.
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    Thanks for entering Connie W. "To make all my family dreams come true and to have a place where they can come and enjoy themselves. So we don't have to worry about going somewhere else to swim."
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    Thanks for entering Mellisa B. "I have the most junkiest back yard, I need furniture!"
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    Thanks for entering Wendy C.
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    Thanks for entering Barbara B. "This girl loves to be outside and in the water. It's hard to swim laps in this pool! "
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    Thanks for entering Celeste A.
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    Thanks for entering Morganne G.
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    Thanks for entering Kathleen H.
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    Thanks for entering Mandie H.
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    Thanks for entering Rachel S. "Please help my desperate, grass-less back yard. "
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    Thanks for entering Nancy S. "Little Neglected Yard Hoping for a facelift for summer"
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    Thanks for entering Tammy J. "This is our plain backyard. We have lots of trees and room for our doggies to run. We would like a place to relax and entertain friends with a backyard cookout."
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    Thanks for entering Harold W. "Gramma needs a yard for us to play. No septic tank or wires in the way to make this large space a summer playground. "
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    Thanks for entering Debbie G. "Running a business a race team on the weekends never leaves enough hours in the day to get our backyard in shape. We love to have friends over so I'd love to have a beautiful backyard spa area made for entertaining friends. "
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    Thanks for entering James C. "Desperate need if a makeover."
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    Thanks for entering Randy K. "Whew!! My kids would LOVE to have a back yard to enjoy!!! Who wouldn't!?!?"
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    Thanks for entering Chris H. "My late husband and I bought this house 6 years ago, he passed about a year after. Being a single working mom of an 9 year old, there is never enough time to get this yard in shape! My daughter and and 6 year old grandson would love to have a beautiful yard to play in!"
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    Thanks for entering Tiffany M. "We have a huge backyard with no curb appeal. We desperately need a make over to jazz this yard up!"
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    Thanks for entering Robin M. "Help, Help, Help! My back yard has fallen and it can't get up? Come on Griffin 'make me feel good' "
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    Thanks for entering Kayla B. "Me and my husband bought our house a year and half ago and were able to move in it the week before I had our daughter. Before a new place could be put on the property the old house had to be torn down. The wood and rubble seen in the pictures are what is left from tearing it down. The foundation that is partially torn apart is part of the foundation to the old house that we have not had time to finish demolishing. Our daughter loves the outdoors but has yet to be able to have a good time in the backyard because of the mess that is still left to be cleaned up from the old place and we still do not have a finished fence for her protection. We would love to have a nice fun safe backyard for her to play in and get to enjoy creating new memories in the outdoors with her."
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    Thanks for entering Nina J. "Us girls need a good back yard for our little family . We lost our Angie 2 years ago. My nieces whole world an she was my Ex sister in law but she was like My mother . My poor girls were so unprepared when all the family turned into wolves an left my baby girls wit nothing. I moved in to help wit my 2 kids .my oldest niece Shannon is raising her 12 yr old sister. Wit no child support. If I hadn't moved in I don't know how she would have done it . Her clutch went out as soon as I got mine insured. An next month my sons an my youngest nieces birthday . My sons birthday in on there mother's birthday .my Angie always wanted a boy when She was living so I had my son Gregory on her birthday an told her it was her birthday present. Things are so tight right now I'm so worried about there birthdays An the kids would love to have a good backyard they need it"
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    Thanks for entering Chris C.
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    Thanks for entering Elizabeth B. "We just bought our first home and didn't realize how much money we would have to put into it -_-. We don't have the money to do anything with our yard. Id like it re done so we can have people over and also so our kids have somewhere nice to play"
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    Thanks for entering Aletha F. "I would love to win this contest. This is our very first home. We just purchased it April 14th. We are very excited about it, but our backyard space is minimal , and I am clueless as to how to go about maximizing its use. We have a two year old who loves anything to do with water, so I knew this contest was for us. Thank you, WCOS, for the opportunity!"
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    Thanks for entering Jennifer P. "This photo is complete with my husbands path to his building. Our family and friends would love a backyard makeover! We would share with everyone!!"
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    Thanks for entering Carol H. "MY Back Yard Really Need It Safe For My Grandkids Since I Keep Them Please Vote For Me TYSM.I Just Don't Have The Money To Fix It TYSVM."
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    Thanks for entering Bobbie K. "This is as good as it gets for my grandbabies to cool off and have fun at Gramma and Poppy's house =( "
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    Thanks for entering Lisa T. "My granddaughter sure would love a nice backyard to play and grow up in!"
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    Thanks for entering Stacy N. "Please pick us and help us "fix" up the country!"
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    Thanks for entering Rita K. "We are getting married in September and can't afford to do something nice with our yard - we love to spend time outside so we hope we win!"
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    Thanks for entering Renee S. "My husband tends to overdo and loves to plant stuff. He just has no clue how to design it"
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    Thanks for entering Olivia N. "I would love to be able to enjoy the outside space with my family instead of going out there constantly to maintain it! Please help!"
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    Thanks for entering Tracy J. "HELP! Blank Canvas for you to please help us!!!!!!!! As you can see at this point we have a beautiful yard of DIRT! I would love a makeover for my 12 yr old and my 5 grands to be able to enjoy....maybe even some shade! It would be a dream come true for me and for my husband who works so hard to give his family a happy home!!! THANKS!"
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    Thanks for entering Dan H. "Three great kids would love 'The Summer of The Great Griffin Pool' We have a huge (dirt) spot that's calling for a pool."
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    Thanks for entering Carlin O.
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    Thanks for entering Rick W.
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    Thanks for entering Selena S. "we got the patio just need the entertainment..please help make this our backyard paradise!!"
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    Thanks for entering Taylor H. "This year, I want to do something special for my mama. We have a pool and everything, but unfortunately our house is built on the edge of a hill and our backyard gets ruined so we can't do anything about it. It would be a blessing to have some help in making her the backyard of her dreams, Lord willing."
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    Thanks for entering Trey L.
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    Thanks for entering Sandy W.
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    Thanks for entering Kate C. "I have 5 grandchildren ages 8 to 2 years that love to swim. I would love to provide them a safe place to swim and enjoy time with my family."
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    Thanks for entering Stacey J. "We've done everything by hand and it still looks sad. Would love to have something professionally done for our boys!"
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    Thanks for entering Anthony D.
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    Thanks for entering Saddler T. "I see the perfect spot for a pool for the three kiddos!"
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    Thanks for entering Mary D. "Ready for a staycation spot!"
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    Thanks for entering Donna W.
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    Thanks for entering Natalie B.
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    Thanks for entering Amy R.
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    Thanks for entering David D. "Help me please"
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    Thanks for entering Bret C. "A nice new pool would be a whole lot better than this huge slip-n-slide! Penny and her friends would like it too."
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    Thanks for entering Megan L.
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    Thanks for entering Jessica N.
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    Thanks for entering Joann B. "I need this makeover so badly because now, my yard is only a place my 3 dogs want to hang out and I want to enjoy it too!!"
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