Elva Valentine, owner of Valentine’s Jewelry, Route 309, Dallas, recently received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her continuous support of the Back Mountain Food Pantry. The board of directors of the pantry wanted to show their appreciation for her efforts to raise much-needed funds for the past several years. Through auctions and giving trees, she has raised several thousands of dollars with the help of her customers. From left, are Food Pantry Board President Rev. Roger Griffith, Elva Valentine and Food Pantry Manager Carol Eyet.