At our best attended event ever, over 200 guests enjoyed a fabulous brunch hosted by the Carolina Hotel. The Hearts and Hands Brunch is our way of honoring the compassionate hearts and skilled hands of our wonderful staff, providers and volunteers. We could not do it without them! Long time volunteer Alexandra Ferguson (pictured at right) was recognized with the Above and Beyond Award, for her diligent and loyal support of our mission.
The keynote presentation was given by Dr. Sharon Harrell, DDS, MPH, FAGD, the director of the FirstHealth of the Carolinas dental centers. She also leads FirstHealth's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which seeks to ensure all patients receive compassionate care in a manner respecting their individual needs and differences. A video of her presentation about the need for oral health services for the Clinic's patient population is below.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success, including the Carolina Hotel!
Learn more about Dr. Harrell and her passion for oral health care
If you purchased tickets for the postponed show featuring The Return Beatles tribute band, the show will go on. We hope you will hold onto your tickets and join us on Friday, June 16, 2023 for The Return, still benefiting Moore Free & Charitable Clinic. Your existing tickets will be honored for the new date!
However, if June 16, 2023, will not work for you, there are three options: donation, exchange or refund.
Any unrefunded or unused ticket proceeds will benefit Moore Free & Charitable Clinic.
Use your Beatles ticket(s) for our next and final event of 2022 - The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute on Saturday, October 22 at Cooper Ford. For more information about the event, please visit www.vision4moore.org. If you choose this option, simply bring your PAPER Beatles ticket for entrance and you are good to go. Please note that proceeds from The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute will benefit The Southern Pines Veterans Parade and not Moore Free & Charitable Clinic.
Visit www.vision4moore.org to complete an online form for a refund no later than Monday, October 31, 2022. No refunds will be issued after October 31, 2022.
We are very grateful for your patience and support.
After a long hiatus due to COVID, Moore Free & Charitable Clinic is pleased to announce that Dining in the Pines is back again this Fall! We can’t wait to enjoy wonderful food and to renew fellowship with our dear friends. Each Chef’s Table dinner will feature special multi-course menus with wine pairings, created by our area’s most innovative chefs. A past Dining in the Pines guest said it best, "This evening was one of my Top 10 culinary experiences ever!"
And if you really want to focus on the libations, we have added a wine tasting event, Wines in the Pines. Our hosts at Triangle Wine Company will feature affordable wines (sparkling, red and white) specially selected to complement your upcoming holiday dining and entertainment. Small bites will be served.
Chef’s Table Dinner at 195 American Fusion Cuisine
195 Bell Avenue, Southern Pines
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. NOTE: RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 1
$150 per person
Chef’s Table Dinners at Wolcott’s
160 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines
NOTE: THE OCTOBER 11 DINNER IS SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
$150 per person
As always, your participation helps support quality health care for our less fortunate neighbors in Moore County.
To celebrate his 50 years in the music business, popular band leader Tom Bernett, husband of Clinic Board Chair Mary Lou Bernett, hosted a fundraising event at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst. This gala featured appetizers and a sumptuous buffet dinner by Elliott's Catering. Music was provided by Tom's two bands, Swing Street Little Big Band and the Carolina Moondogs. Best of all, our fund-a-need auction exceeded all expectations for raising money to build a dental clinic to serve Moore County residents who lack access to routine oral health care. What a generous and caring community we live in!! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!! Please check out the photo gallery below.
We would like to recognize our generous sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible---
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
James & Mary Connell
Menendez & Ritter Retirement Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Wealth & Financial Advocates (Robert and Angel Wagler)
Honorable James and Linda Webb
St. Joseph of the Pines
Elliott's Catering Company
Tom Bernett Music
King Curtiss WIOZ 550 AM
Many thanks to all the participants in our very first virtual charity golf tournament held during July 2021! Congratulations to our top three teams in our net two best balls of the foursome format:
1st - Franklin Butler/Hershell Cole/ Garland Ingram/David Oglesby (34 under)
2nd - Harper Cook/Homer Ferguson/Jim Heisey/Peter Helgeson ((21 under)
3rd - Chuck Daley/Isabelle Daley/Doug Leidy/Marjorie Leidy (19 under)
The winners, sponsors and all participants were honored at a pizza and beer party hosted at the Southern Pines Brewing Co. Taproom on August 12.
We especially thank:
Pines Needles for hosting the tournament
McDonald's Restaurants of Moore County major sponsor
Southern Pines Brewing Company and Tom Bernett Music party sponsors
as well as all our sponsors below. Your support helps the Clinic bring health and hope to our less fortunate neighbors.
Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Saturday, October 12th
This event benefited Moore Free & Charitable Clinic.
Friends of the Clinic dined at Chef’s Table events at Wolcott's and 195 American Fusion Cuisine on
Sept. 24, Oct. 7 & 14 or Nov. 12.
This event is held each year near Valentine's Day.
Dining in the Pines is held in the fall each year.