Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor is one of 300 mayors across the Carolinas who will put down the sodas for the month of January and instead drink water. The challenge was made by the non-profit No Fizz Charlotte, a non-profit organization “dedicated to advocating for healthy hydration and awareness about the dangers of soda for children and families in the Carolinas.”
The folks at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road helped 30 families at the Double Oak Community Center have a more merry Christmas. Volunteers gave food, clothing and presents to the families to help spread the holiday cheer. More than 75 people from the church volunteered including the Boy Scouts, youth ministry and Knights of Columbus.