St. Simons Rotary presented its annual community image awards at a recent meeting, recognizing individuals and organizations that have enhanced the quality of life in the community.

Millard Allen was the recipient of the individual award for his contributions to the positive image of the Golden Isles, but most notably, his 12 years as as a member of the Glynn County Board of Education. He believes “education is our future” and has given his all to promote that belief.

The corporate award was presented to Hello GoodBuy, one of the top 10 charitable thrift stores in the state. In just six short years, it has distributed in excess of $600,000 to more than 94 charitable organizations. They have done so with grace, compassion and genuine concern for the well-being of the community.