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LOCALS LOVE US: Volunteer Charlotte Dilworth gets high marks for involvement


KINGSLAND — Describing business owner and volunteer Charlotte Dilworth as “energetic” would be like saying the universe is “big.” The word just fails at describing Dilworth, her accomplishments and community activism.But the readers of The Picayune definitely have noticed Dilworth’s energy and drive by honoring her with three direct “Locals Love Us” awards and one indirect honor.

“I’m just so honored that people would vote for me,” Dilworth said. “I do what I do because I love the people and the community. It’s just an amazing place to live and work.”

The Picayune readers chose Dilworth as “Locals Love Us” Volunteer for the Kingsland community for her work with the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce.

As a chamber volunteer, one of Dilworth’s biggest tasks for 2012 was helping head up the annual Aquaboom. The event is Kingsland’s Fourth of July celebration that draws thousands of folks to the community.

In fact, The Picayune readers named Aquaboom their “Locals Love Us” winner for Community Events. Chamber officials directed the award to Dilworth, saying she really was a major driving force behind Aquaboom’s success last year.

Dilworth almost blushed when presented the honor for Aquaboom.

“Oh, this is a true community event,” she said. “There are so many people who work so hard to make it a success. This honor goes to the entire community and chamber of commerce.”

Readers also bestowed “Locals Love Us” honors to Dilworth for her work as a personal trainer and her business, Kingsland Health and Fitness.

“Wow, is all I can say,” Dilworth said. “And, thank you, Kingsland. This is amazing.”