Mint Hill Middle School will be observing Memorial Day with a Wall of Rememberance. This observance, sponsored by the STAR community outreach club, will honor those who have given their lives in the service of their country during any conflict. The school is asking the community to send the name and branch of service of any fallen soldier you know to the school in care of Pat Plummer (email@example.com) or send the name to the school office to be placed in the special box. These service members do not have to be from the area community.
In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers, including recording artist Trisha Yearwood, will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2 – 10. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Matthews are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Habitat Matthews’ construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. Continue reading
Covenant Day School will feed six village orphanages in Haiti for an entire month from proceeds of their international Empty Bowls Project, “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School.” Three thousand dollars was raised and 100 percent of these funds will be used to feed the hungry children in these Haiti orphanages. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger around the world. Four hundred seventy Covenant Day School lower and middle school Fine Arts students sculpted and hand painted ceramic bowls which were offered for a nominal donation in exchange for a simple meal of soup and bread. The “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School” occurred during their annual GrandFriends’ Day celebration.
Don Joyner of Mint Hill brought his son, Christopher Joyner, by the offices of the Mint Hill Times this week for a tour. Christopher is six years old and a first grader at Hickory Grove Baptist school and a member of Troop 186. His father Don is leaving this weekend for a year long tour of duty beginning in Kansas.
On January 24, Trendy Tots will be sponsoring a birthday party for Birthday Blessings. Birthday Blessings is a non profit charity that goes into battered women’s shelters and throws birthday parties for the children who are living there. This is the only birthday party that many of the kids will ever have. Continue reading
The beginning of the new year marks the final days for North Carolina National Guard and Reserve members and their families to nominate supportive employers for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. With 69 nominations from North Carolina already submitted, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, continues to encourage nominations of employers who have gone above and beyond in their support of military employees. Nominations will be accepted at www.FreedomAward.mil through January 19, 2009. The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Continue reading