By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection
The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its 10th Angel Oak Award. The annual award was first presented in 2012 and recognizes a person who performs volunteer services which contribute significantly to the people and/or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/or Seabrook Island.
The award is named after a historic tree on Johns Island which clearly represents the people, culture, and natural environment of the islands. The 2020 recipient was Mary Hill who was recognized for her work with the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation and for her leadership in the mission and outreach ministry of the Wesley United Methodist Church on Johns Island. The recipient need not live on the aforementioned islands but the service noted for the award must have been performed on the islands. The recipient will be recognized at a banquet on May 18, 2022 at Wingate Place. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $5,000 which he/she can designate for assignment to a charitable organization serving the islands. The recipient will also receive a memento and have his/her name inscribed on the Angel Oak Trophy which is permanently displayed on the islands. The Exchange Club is seeking nominations from the public. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 11, 2022. Nomination information and forms can be found on the KiawahSeabrook Exchange Club website at www.ks-exchangeclub.com.
Please contact Alan Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-274-7545 if you have any questions.