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Concrete Champ

Who: Alan Schackner
Where: Peoria, AZ
Moxie Measure: A 92-year-old World War II veteran and former globe-trekking harmonica player, Alan is used to challenges. So when his 538 square feet of poured concrete patios and walkways needed a makeover, he knew he was the best man for the job.

Grinder in hand, Alan carved grooves in the shape of individual pavers and finished each paver with one of eight shades of earth-hued paint. It took 12 weeks, working under the hot Arizona sun, but now Alan proudly shares his innovative how-to when visitors admire his “pavers” and ask for his contractor's name.
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