Vin and Michelle Bradley of 33 Howard St. in Dun-kirk, have been named Rising Star winners for August.
The Bradleys began the transformation of their home's appearance with a new roof, followed by the installation of dark grey vinyl siding with white trim.
Twelve new windows were also installed as well as landscaping near the front entrance of the home.
Top: The home at 33 Howard Ave. in Dunkirk has been chosen as the August winner in the Rising Star competition.
Right: Left to right: Vin Bradley and Ralph Smith
For their efforts, the Bradleys received a $100 gift certificate to Grossman's Bargain Outlet, courtesy of store manager Ralph Smith.
The Rising Star program was created to promote and recognize city of Dunkirk property owners who make significant exterior improvements to their existing residential homes, which in turn helps to elevate the image of city neighborhoods.
Each month through October, a $100 gift certificate will be presented to the winning property owner.
Program guidelines and nomination forms are available from the City Clerk's office and the following Rising Star sponsors: Add Lumber, Bargain Outlet, Service Hardware and the Home Depot. All exterior home improvements will be considered and residents are encouraged to apply.
Questions can be directed to First Ward Councilman Mike Michalski at 951-0015.