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Fresh Wood winners will get special trophy

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers announced furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett agreed to provide the 2017 Best of Show award trophy for the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition.

He joins Sam Maloof and Paul Schürch as trophy designers.

“I can’t wait for everyone to see this trophy,” AWFS executive vice president Angelo Gangone said in a statement. “It’s fun, representative of the competition, and, of course, beautiful. We are honored and appreciative of Mr. Knox Bennett for his support of Fresh Wood.”

The 2017 AWFS fair is scheduled for July 19-22 in Las Vegas. The trophy will be unveiled at the student awards ceremony on July 21.

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