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info@islandpacket.comFebruary 29, 2012 

Diana Seggie of Sun City Hilton Head has been named the Professional Tennis Registry's Humanitarian of the Year.

Seggie grew up in Zimbabwe. There, and later in South Africa, she began her charitable efforts by teaching tennis to disadvantaged children. When she moved to the Lowcountry, she continued to offer free tennis clinics to children and outfits those who need help with tennis equipment by collecting racquets, tennis shoes and clothing from generous friends.

Seggie was among the first to be PTR certified to teach wheelchair tennis, and hopes to bring tennis to more wounded veterans. She is on the board of the Bluffton Benevolent Fund, and started a children's tennis scholarship fund in Sun City. The PTR award comes with a $2,500 check to help Seggie continue her work.

Keller Williams to help troops Keller Williams Realty is gathering items to send to troops overseas. Snacks and entertainment items are always the most requested. The soldiers enjoy ground coffee, instant oatmeal, beef jerky, dry soups and noodles. Sunscreen, hand sanitizer, deodorant, Q-tips, batteries, game books, pens and small notebooks, games and playing cards are also appreciated--as is a card or letter.

Details: operationtroop@hotmail.com or 843-682-8100. Drop off your items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at 36 William Pope Dr. (behind Hampton Inn outside Sun City).

Couture Boutique & Cafe will present "Aprons Gone Awry," a 15-minute play by Wanda Lane, at 5 p.m. on March 26-28. Tickets cost $20 and include a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres. The comedy is about a woman who sees her mother's love in aprons so she makes an apron for each of her friends. They begin to give her aprons back, until she's buried in them. How she solves the problem is both funny and touching. The play stars Ed Phelp, Diane Gibb, Ruelaine Peters and Patricia Arneo. Mary Kay Montgomery is the director. Couture Boutique & Cafe is at The Marketplace on S.C. 170. Details: 843-705-5004.

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