For more information you can call or visit

J. Robert Penland Senior Center

69 Alpine Street

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-2467


Cherokee County Recreation Department-Phillip Davis, Director

699 Connahetta Street

Murphy NC  28906

(828) 837-6617

Clay County Recreation Department-Jerry Payne, Director

333 Ball Park Drive

Hayesville, NC  28904

(828) 389-0368


Coordinator: Terence Faries

Or Email:


Cherokee / Clay County

Senior Games / SilverArts

Board Members


Jim Bent, Chairman

Terence Faries, Coordinator

Christine Faries, Co-Coordinator


Tim Ford, SilverArts Coordinator

Sheila Ford, SilverArts Co-Coordinator

Denise Cross, Director of Senior Center


Peewee Davis, Director of Parks & Recreation


Mike Kelischek, Event Manager


Linda May, Treasurer

Dennis Abshier, Member-At-Large

Glenn Abshier, Member-At-Large

Sue Bent, Member-At-Large

Jane Birchfield, Member-At-Large

Gwen Hathaway, Member-At-Large

Jane Hembree, Member-At-Large

Gayle Larson, Member-At-Large

Barbara Riling, Member-At-Large