Carol Ludwig Honored with Sam Wilkinson Volunteer Award

Carol Ludwig has been honored with the Sam Wilkinson Volunteer Award, an award that was established by the Ocean Pines Association to recognize outstanding individuals who dedicate their time and talents to help others. It also celebrates the inspiring efforts of volunteers who make important contributions to Ocean Pines.

“This year’s volunteer of the year moved to Ocean Pines in 2000, and has become quite the helpful hand, not only to the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department but to our entire community,” said Recreation and Parks Manager Debbie Donahue.

As this year’s recipient, Ludwig was recognized and presented with her award during the Ocean Pines Association’s Annual Meeting of the membership on Saturday, Aug. 12 in Ocean Pines.

She has donated countless hours of her time to the Association as the Bonnet Parade Commandress at many Easter celebrations and as the Haunted Hayride Fortune Teller at several Halloween celebrations. She now serves as the assistant chair and secretary for the Ocean Pines 50th Anniversary Committee.

In the community she volunteers as the director of the Delmarva Chorus and as team captain for Nancy’s Angels in the Maryland/DC Chapter of ALS Walk. She received the ALS Walk Champion Award and Team Leadership Award for 2016.

In addition, she edits and submits a weekly article to local newspaper Ocean Pines Independent on behalf of volunteers in the area.

“This lady is a true asset to our Recreation and Parks Department,” said Donahue. “I know I can call on her for many things and she will be right there to help. She is always willing to help me in any way possible and is one of the funniest most pleasant people I have had the pleasure to work with.”

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or

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