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Vote to choose the new Tybee Island Lighthouse License Plate design

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A vanity license plate option shows the Tybee Island Lighthouse.
The Tybee Island Lighthouse could soon have its own Vanity License Plate and community members can help choose its design.

Georgia State Representative Jesse Petrea introduced House Bill 203 last February to create the vanity plate which would benefit the Tybee Island Historical Society.

“I grew up on this coast and the Tybee Island Lighthouse is one of its most recognizable landmarks,” Petrea said.

Designs for the vanity plate have been narrowed down to two choices, an artistic rendering titled “Morning Moonset” by Dawn Tanis and an untitled photograph by Kathryn Boaen. Votes are being tallied in a poll at and the winner will be announced Sept. 1.

But, the Tybee Lighthouse License Plates need more than just votes to become reality. One-thousand Georgia residents must pre-order their vanity plates before Jan. 1, or the bill won’t make it out of committee.

“Don’t wait,” said Tybee Island Historical Society Executive Director Sarah Jones. “Order your Tybee Lighthouse license plate today. If you wait to see if HB 203 passes it will be too late, help us hit that 1,000-plate pre-order goal. Your $25 pre-order goes toward the $55 cost of your vanity plate and every plate that’s ordered helps us preserve and protect this incredible piece of Tybee and Coastal Georgia history.”

Pre-order the Tybee Island Lighthouse License Plate by visiting Each online order will also include a $2 processing fee.

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