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EI AG DESIGN WINNER Dr. Donna Goodman (in photo at left) shows her winning design for an Ocean Isle Reach flag to Ken Proctor
of the OIR Property Owners Association. In photo at right. Mayor Retty Williamson accepts the old Ocean Isle Reach bridge plate from
Rob Jewell, president of the OIRPOA during the group's meeting Saturday.
OIB Property Owners Donate
Unveil Town Flag's
The Ocean Isle Beach Property
Owners Association has procured
and donated to the town the name
plate from the island's old swing
bridge as well as a sheaf of brid
getenders' records, both to be dis
played in the town hall.
Mayor Betty Williamson accepted
the plate Saturday morning during
the OIBPOA's annual Thanksgiving
weekend meeting, which drew a full
house to the new meeting room of
the Museum of Coastal Carolina.
The bridge plate was purchased
from an unnamed seller, and the
records were donated by the T.K.
Moore family, according to
OIBPOA President Bob Jewell.
Also at the meeting, the property
owners got their first look at Dr.
Donna Goodman's winning design
for an Ocean Isle Beach flag.
Goodman's design is a white cockle
shell against an aqua background
with sea oats in deep blue. The color
scheme was chosen by Mayor Wil
liamson and Commissioners Janet
Sanders and Debbie Fox.
Goodman's design was selected
by the OIBPOA board of directors
and approved by the town board.
She was awarded a prize of $ 1 (X) at
Saturday's meeting, which she in
turn donated to the museum.
The organization expects to re
ceive 1(H) completed flags this week,
Jewell said. They will cost S36 each,
including shipping. "Every home
needs one," Jewell told the gather
BY LYNN CARLSON
ing. "I don't mind telling you the
POA will make about S 10 on each
flag" to go toward projects benefit
ting the town, he added.
Jewell, in his third year of presid
ing over the 825-family organiza
tion, said the group added 60 new
members this year and "did some
extraordinary things for the town,"
including construction of the new
gazebo and wheelchair access ramp
on the beach.
"We've done some good things
with your money, and we don't do it
arguing with the town government.
Other beaches do it that way; we
Membership chairman and trea
surer Hayden O'Neil commented on
the success of the organization's sale
of extra membership cards, which
entitle the bearers to discounts at/ lo
cal golf courses. Thirteen golf cours
es now participate in the program,
offering discounts of up to 25 per
cent on greens fees and golf cart
O'Neil said the sales of the extra
cards and vehicle decals will go into
a fund for constructing an emer
gency medical training facility at
Ocean Isle Beach.
In other business:
?David Harrell, representing the
Ocean Isle Beach Volunteer Fire
Department, reported that property
valued at $1.6 million had been in
volved in fires this year, but that on
ly 2 percent of that value was dam
aged and no deaths or injuries oc
curred to residents or firef ighters.
He also reported that a new
1,250-gallon pumper was put into
service this past summer and that 17
firefighters and four traffic control
officers belong to the squad. Of
those. 1 1 are certified emergency
medical technicians and 10 are certi
fied in water rescue.
Jewell commended both the
town's fire and police squads.
?Gloria Hiilenburg of Turtle
Watch presented a plaque on behalf
of the Brunswick County Parks and
Recreation Department, which ad
ministers the program. She also pre
sented the museum with a Turtle
Watch program tape for use in edu
cating museum visitors about threat
ened and endangered sea turtles.
"We're looking for positive peo
ple to walk the beach for us" look
ing for turtle tracks and nests during
the summer, she added.
?O'Neil asked the OIBPOA
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