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Community Impact Awards

This year is SOLD OUT!!!  Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket!!

Wednesday | September 20, 2023
Registration begins at 5:00 pm
The 1927 Lake Lure Inn &  Spa, Lake Lure
Time & Location
Wednesday | September 20, 2023
Registration begins at 5:00 pm

The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa
2771 Memorial Hwy. Lake Lure, NC
About the Event
Every year, the HNG Foundation hosts the Community Impact Awards during which The Jim Dunn Community Impact Award (CIA) is given to an individual, couple, or organization who has demonstrated significant stewardship in the Hickory Nut Gorge community.

These community-minded people have provided the civic leadership that has been the cornerstone of the Gorge. That leadership continues to be carried out by strong, dedicated people who accept the challenges and responsibility for its care. The Community Impact Award acknowledges that spirit and recognizes those special people who have made the Hickory Nut Gorge a better place.

The 2023 CIA Recipients

This year’s James Dunn Community Impact Award recipients are well-known to the Hickory Nut Gorge because they have been so active over many years. This year, we are granting the award to 4 people. But they were reluctant to receive the award, feeling that others were more deserving. It is the first time we are granting the award to board members of the HNG Foundation. But we couldn’t wait until they rolled off since they are still deeply committed to their roles and this community. Once you know who is receiving the 2023 award, we are confident you will agree that they are worthy--Congratulations to Pam and Bob Keith and Linda and Woody Turner! 

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