And the spirit award goes to: Everett Ballenger

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As a result of his many spirited public contributions to the Lady’s Island community, Mr. Everett Ballenger was selected to receive the 2013 Lady’s Island Community Spirit Award. The award will be presented to Mr. Ballenger at the January 14 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association to be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association Headquarters. Mr. Ballenger is the owner and broker in charge of Ballenger Realty and is a past president of the Beaufort Realtor’s Association.  For the last six years LIBPA members have enjoyed his articles in the monthly newsletter in which he provides an analysis of the local real estate market.

Through his company, for the last decade, he has sponsored the landscaping of one of the medians along Sams Point Road and he and his associates have conducted monthly trash cleanups along the four-lane portion of Sams Point Road as part of the Keep America Beautiful program.  Ballenger Realty is a strong supporter of the annual Water Festival parade and boat races and actively participates in the “Toys for Tots” and March of Dimes programs. Mr. Ballenger presently serves as a member of the board of directors of Main Street Beaufort, and the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club.

Ballenger Realty operated from two locations, Beaufort and Lady’s Island, from 2004 to 2008 and in 2008 consolidated the business at his present location on Boundary Street. Over the years he and his company have continued to be active members of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association and strong supporters of the Lady’s Island community. Our sincere appreciation is extended to Mr. Ballenger for his many contributions to our community.