Mint Hill Highland Games

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The Mint Hill Highland Games had fun for everyone Saturday, May 5 at the Park on Fairview. Men threw heavy weights, Maidens IV performed for crowds, and children participated in Scottish athletics. The Mint Hill Scottish Society presented teh MacKenzie Clan with the Best Clan Tent award.

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Chamber unveils Jacks Bryan memorial

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The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce unveiled the Jack Bryan Memorial bench at the Korean War Veterans Memorial last Thursday.  Members of Mint Hill’s NC Korean War Veteran’s Association, the Town of Mint Hill, and Bryan’s family were present for the dedication.
“Jack was a valuable volunteer to this community. He worked hard in several different organizations, and served the town well.  We miss him and we’re glad he’s going to be honored here today,” said Mayor Ted Biggers.
Bryan was involved with the Lions Club, was a member of the Planning Board, a leader in the creation of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, the president of the chamber for many years, and he expanded the festivities of Mint Hill Madness.  He was also influential in the creation of the Mint Hill Times. Continue reading

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Helping Hands knit for charity

Helping Hands knitted 162 hats for premature babies for local hospitals.

Almost a decade ago a group of knitters gathered together at the Mint Hill Library to make hats for premature babies and the homeless.  Today there are 25 members of Helping Hands that meet at Hobby Lobby to continue this charitable work.
The group donates their hats and blankets and scarves to various organizations.  Presbyterian Matthews receives the hats for babies, the Linus Project collects blankets for ill children, and the Special Olympics takes red and blue scarves.  Helping Hands also knits hats for chemotherapy patients and Charlotte’s homeless.  The group sends 40 pounds of goodies to Citizen Sam, an organization that sends stockings to soldiers overseas for Christmas.
Knitters of every skill level are invited to join the group.  Helping Hands meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
“If anyone comes to us with a need we will do our darnedest to fulfill that need,” said member Nancy Kucera.

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