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.
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
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.
Spring Fling for F.U.E.L – May 12 from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit Bryson’s FUEL (A non profit organization that helps kids and their families with childhood cancer by providing gas cards, copay assistance, care packages etc.). www.brysonsFUEL.org. Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department, 10241 Idlewild Road. Vendors, bake sale, raffles, and more. For more information, call Kristin at 704-493-5689.
Volunteering takes many forms. It has diverse motivations and creates different results.
In all respects volunteering makes a difference.
Mint Hill is a town of volunteers making good change in the world around them locally, nationally, and internationally, with individuals and on grand scales, inspired by humanity, loved ones, or their faith. Continue reading
Dr. Earle Sullivan of Mint Hill Dentistry joined a team to raise money for pediatric cancer research by hiking the Foothills Trail along the Appalachian Mountains. Team Mint Hill is hiking for the CureSearch Charlotte event, and includes Sullivan, his wife Leigh Hutchinson, Jean Kreisher, and Sue Johnson.
The hike is a $10,000 commitment. Those who sign up hand over a credit card to be charged if fundraising does not reach the goal. Team Mint Hill has already passed their goal, and the CureSearch Charlotte hike has reached $120,000 so far. Continue reading