Living Treasures

AARCH hosts an annual banquet to celebrate our “Living Treasures”: African Americans aged 90 years and older who live in Frederick County. We pay tribute to those on whose shoulders we stand, celebrating their contributions to our community.

At the Living Treasures Banquet, we thank and honor those who persevered through segregation and other injustices to improve Frederick County with their wisdom, grace, and tenacity. The banquet is an opportunity to deepen our awareness of the strength that inhabits our older generation, from whom we have so much to learn. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We honored 22 of our Living Treasures at the October banquet held at the Libertytown Fire Hall. Some 200 guests attended, and saw our Living Treasures Presentation.

Front row, left to right: Alfernia Dailey, Fern Brown, Addie Clark, Catherine Sappington, Arnold Ambush, Iantha Gray, Francis Avis Williams, Margaret Holland. Back row, left to right: Harold Cooper, Irma Lee, Imogene Brown, Helen Lee, Carolyn Dorsey, Warren Dorsey and Kenyon Parker.

A few other photos of the event may be seen in the Gallery.