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The 20th Annual Archival Evening will celebrate
George T. Elmore: Paving the Way
The premier benefit event of the HSPBC is Archival Evening, a much-anticipated dinner dance that highlights those whose achievements have substantially contributed to the unique character of this region. This year we will honor George T. Elmore.
George Thomas Elmore moved to Florida at the age of 17 to work for his brother, Bob, who had recently moved his Hardrives Co. to Fort Lauderdale. In 1953 George founded Hardrives of Delray, so as not to encroach on his brother’s territory. Starting with a dump truck, roller, and grader, George’s company built much of Military Trail, Congress and Atlantic avenues, several segments of I-95, and much more. They provided road surface for schools and subdivisions, striving each time to be timely, cost-effective, and the highest possible quality.
Elmore’s impact on Palm Beach County has gone far beyond the pavement. During the rapid development of the 1970s and 1980s, he was on the ground floor of the Economic Council, Business Development Board, Florida Atlantic University, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and more. Since stepping back from leadership of Hardrives, he has spread even more time, wisdom, and funding among dozens of local private and quasi-government organizations.
Funds raised from Archival Evening support our mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of Palm Beach County. Much of that sharing is delivered through education programs and the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum. It is through events like this that the HSPBC is able to provide history curriculum materials to many thousands of students each year at no expense to taxpayers, as well as free museum admission for all.
For information, contact Taylor Materio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-832-4164 ext. 103.