Community Pride Inc. of Charleston County held its 46th annual Awards Luncheon on May 11 to announce Incentive and Pride Award winners being honored for their outstanding efforts to improve the community in 2012.

Donna Gueldner, chairman of Pride Board of Directors, presided over the event, and the awards were announced and presented to the recipients by Charleston County Council member Dickie Schweers, Mount Pleasant Mayor Pro Tem Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.

“There is tremendous value in recognizing the individuals, clubs, businesses, and government or civic organizations that are dedicated to providing a cleaner, more attractive environment for citizens and visitors to the area,” Gueldner said.

The Community Pride Award recipients for 2012 are:

Environmental Education: First place, St. Paul’s Garden Club; second place, Alhambra Garden Club.

Community Improvement: First place, South Windermere Garden Club; second place, The Garden Club of Charleston

First place, St. Paul’s Garden Club

Second place, McCarn Court Reporting

Third place, Old Charles Towne District Task Force

First place, St. Andrews Middle School

Second place, Graydon McKoy Third place, Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

The Sustainable Warehouse

Cathedral of Praise Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Cork Neighborhood Bistro The Citadel

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Town of Meggett Hawthorn Suites

Surfrider Foundation Charleston Chapter

Town of Mount Pleasant Charleston Charter School of Math and Science

Lowcountry Graduate School Joint Base Charleston

City of Charleston Keep Charleston Beautiful Board

Town of Mount Pleasant Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau

S.C. Department of Transportation

Mamie Williams Award: Michael Pound

Gene Ott Award: James Meadors Barrett S. Lawrimore Award: Helen Wiley