Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina honors Mary Dean Brewer Women of Distinction

Leadership development is at the heart of the Girl Scout mission, and the leaders of tomorrow look to outstanding women as models for the character and determination it takes to succeed. Every year, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina honors women who make a difference in their local communities at the annual Mary Dean Brewer Women of Distinction gala. These awards are presented in recognition of those women who have demonstrated significant achievement in their fields of endeavor, made contributions affecting their local and/or broad communities and acted as positive role models for today’s young women.

The recipients will be honored March 19 at 6:00 p.m. at SiMT in Florence, S.C. Tickets are $60 and are available in advance  by calling (843) 656-9750 or visiting

A volunteer committee received nominations and made the following selection for this year’s awards:

Ann R. Binnarr of Florence

Alma E. Brough of North Myrtle Beach

Dawn M. Corley of Kiawah Island

Andrea N. Dickey of Hartsville

M. Hannah Horne of Hilton Head Island

Denny W. Neilson of Darlington

Joyce F. Shaw of Florence

Denese M. Tyler of Loris

Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls, everywhere – where in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.  In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.  Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina provides programs and services to more than 8,000 girls and 4,000 adults across 21 counties.  For more information on Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, call (843) 552-9910 or visit

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