Our annual Elder Dinner celebrates unsung heroes in the African-American community of Far Western North Carolina. 

 
 Thelma Gibbs, the 2015 Emma Cline Moore Award Honoree, receives her award. 

Thelma Gibbs, the 2015 Emma Cline Moore Award Honoree, receives her award. 

The purpose of the annual Elder Dinner is to honor elders of Far Western North Carolina for their community service.  The celebration supports relationships between racially diverse older citizens and provides the opportunity to present The Emma Cline Moore Award for Community Service to one or more individuals.