Dr. Dille will be recognized at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s annual fall gala

Join the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County for a night filled with 1940s tunes, great food, and fun times at their annual fall fundraiser: “Celebrating the Greatest Generation.” This year’s event is on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center museum.

The HCSCC will be honoring Dr. Roland Dille, emeritus president of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), with the 2011 Clay County Heritage Award, created to celebrate the accomplishments of those who make a meaningful contribution to the history and culture of Clay County and the region.

Dille is MSUM’s longest running president, serving from 1968-1994. During his presidency at MSUM, he co-founded Tri-College University, served as president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, was a member of the National Council of the Humanities, and was acting chancellor of the Minnesota State University System. Dille has received many honors in his name for his contributions to MSUM, such as MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts, the Roland and Beth Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, and the Dille Fund for Excellence.

Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door, or $320 for a table of eight. Please call 218-299-5511 to reserve your seat today! Check us out online at www.hcscconline.org or www.facebook.com/hcscc for more information. The Hjemkomst Center is located at 202 First Avenue North, Moorhead.

The event is sponsored by Eventide, Forum Communications, MAC’s Inc., and Agassiz Valley Grain, LLC of Barnesville, Minn.