2018 Emma Cline More Award winners: (left to right) Mary Sue Casey, Elder Eurial Turner, Betty Dorsey, and Selma Sparks

The Emma Cline Moore Awards for Community Service have been presented annually to individuals who have given their personal service in support of the lives of people who live in their local areas. Recipients are unsung heroes who have made an impact in far western North Carolina communities. 

 
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.