Mount Gilead’s Friends in Focus organization will host its second annual community appreciation gala this weekend. The non-profit group provides programs for senior citizens and students, and the annual gala is planned to honor local residents for their contributions to the community.
This year, Asia Dumas will be recognized and presented with the M. F. Greene Outstanding Achievement Award.
Also as part of the evening, the organization will announce which West Montgomery High School seniors have been selected to receive a Friends in Focus scholarship.
Long-time educator Milfred Greene was honored at the inaugural community gala in 2012, and Highland Community Center director Mary Pemberton received the first M. F. Greene award last year.
The community appreciation gala will be Sat., Jun. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Event Center in Mount Gilead. Information on the ticketed event is available at Highland or by phone at 704-905-9201.
First formed in 2012, Friends in Focus has coordinated the “Gator Good Guys” mentoring program at Mount Gilead Elementary School and collected books for the school’s “Give 5 Read 5” program. The group also promotes a number of activities at Highland Community Center.
On the web: http://www.friendsinfocus.org