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Sep 14 2020

Nominations Are Open

By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection

John Sandy. (Photo courtesy of the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club).

The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its annual Angel Oak Award, which recognizes a person who performs volunteer services that contribute significantly to the people or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah or Seabrook islands.

The award, first presented in 2012, is named after a historic tree on Johns Island that clearly represents the people, culture and natural environment of the islands. The 2019 recipient was John Sandy, who volunteers with the Sea Islands Water Wellness Mission.

The recipient need not live on the islands, but the service must have been performed on the islands. The award winner, to be recognized at a banquet on Feb. 17, 2021, will receive an honorarium of $5,000 which he or she can designate to a charitable organization serving the islands. The recipient also will receive a memento and have his or her name inscribed on the Angel Oak trophy, which is permanently displayed on the islands.

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 24, 2020. Nomination information and forms can be found on the Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club website at Please contact Alan Armstrong at or 410-274-7545 if you have any questions.

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