Second graders to honor American heroes

Bain Elementary School will hold its annual patriotic  performance May 25 at 9 am in the school’s parking lot.  Second graders, directed by music teacher Noreen Hofmann and dressed in red, white and blue, will sing eight songs to express gratitude toward the United States and those who serve it.
The patriotic program ties in to the second grade reading curriculum, which focuses on America.  Every grade has a musical performance each year, but according to Hoffman the second grade show is especially moving.
Butler’s JROTC color guard will present the flag, and the second grade student body will lead everyone in the National Anthem.  Other songs will include “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Land is Your Land.”   Continue reading

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Big week for Queens Grant Ball teams

The Queens Grant middle school girls’ softball team won their conference tournament last week, and the high school boys’ baseball team won second.  The teams are in the Piedmont Charter Athletic Conference.  Both teams played Lincoln Charter in their championship games at the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields.
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The middle school team was 12-0 in the regular season and ranked number one in the conference going into the tournament that took place last Tuesday.  They beat Sugar Creek 15-0 before moving to the final game against Lincoln Charter.  That game was a blowout, too, with the final score 9-0.  Lincoln Charter won the title for the last three years.
The team was comprised of five sixth graders, four seventh graders, and three eighth graders. Continue reading

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Last year corn, this year geese

A goose is nestling in the flowerbeds
around the Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas
tree. She and her mate are closely guarding
their nest of eggs, which should be hatching
any day now, according to Town Clerk
Beth Hamrick. She said the geese have been
there for at least three weeks. Last year
someone mysteriously planted corn around
the tree. “Last year corn, this year geese,”
joked Hamrick. The little goslings will be a
cute addition to the Town Hall landscape.

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Opening day at Mint Hill Farmers market

Joe and Wanda Stegall own Olive Branch Fresh Produce. It is their second year selling home-grown produce at the Mint Hill Farmers Market

Vendors provided a variety of products at the farmers market at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village last Saturday. Fresh produce, baked goods, and wood working are just a few things available at the market.

 

 

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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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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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