In these unprecedented times, please know that the NCSG as well as our local games has the safety and health of every participant at the forefront of our planning, hearts and minds. We are continuing to monitor the progress of this health crisis daily.

The following is part of the latest statement from the NCSG regarding the STATE FINALS

"In applying the mandates forth by National, State and Local public health officials, we recognize fully that State Finals brings together thousands of participants and hundreds of volunteers from all over the state to central locations. 


Given the guidelines on large gatherings of people from various geographic areas set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the Governor's Office and local public health officials, THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON STATE FINAL ACTIVITIES FOR 2020.  This was a difficult decision, as we want to experience in-person activities and we know you do as well, but the health and safety of everyone is the most important factor."

For the full details of what WILL and what WILL NOT take place at the State Finals this year, please read the full text in the "State Finals Information" tab under "NCSG STATE FINALS".


Although this pandemic has been a hard pill to swallow, causing the cancellation of our local spring activities as well as the State Finals, we are not giving up yet!  We are currently in the planning stages of arranging some fun time get-togethers for later this year (if circumstances allow).   


Be on the lookout for the next newsletter for more details.  If you want to be added to the newsletter email list, contact us at with your request.


Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games & SilverArts

PO Box 1062

Murphy, NC  28906


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Jim Bent, Chairman

Terence Faries, Coordinator

Chris Faries, Co-Coordinator

Tim Ford, SilverArts Coordinator

Sheila Ford, SilverArts Co-Coordinator


Denise Cross, Director of Senior Services

Phillip Davis, Director of Parks and Recreation

Michael Kelischek, Event Manager

Linda May, Treasurer


Dennis Abshier

Glenn Abshier

Sue Bent

Jane Birchfield

Gwen Hathaway

Jane Hembree

Gayle Larson

Barbara Riling

"This program is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc.

NCSG, Inc. is sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services."