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Relay for Life

Mint Hill Relay for Life is May 18 at the Mint Hill Park on Hwy. 218. Teams will spend the night walking for the cure. Each team will have a booth set up to show off their team and sell items to raise money. Vendors and Sponsors are also welcome to join and help raise […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

NY Port Authority World Trade Center flag flew in Mint Hill

The Charlotte Fire Department’s baseball team played the New York Port Authority last week at Rocky River High School. The two teams are both in their first year.
Civil service baseball teams have been around a long time, and the Charlotte FD team is the first official team since 1958. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department also has […]

By |April 19th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Sports|29 Comments

Local business supports car consumers, wrestling team

Independence High School’s wrestling team and Manchester Automotive and Tire are teaming up for Car Care Awareness Month. The wrestling team will provide car washes while Manchester offers free vehicle check-ups from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 21.
Manchester will provide a checklist for vehicles, inspecting lights, fluids, tires, and more.
“Free inspection is something we just try to give back to the community,” says owner Ken Manchester. “It’s the simple things. [For example] nobody really checks the air in their tires anymore.”

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By |April 19th, 2012|Good deeds, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Local church gives away gas

New Beginnings Community Church gave away gas for 334 cars on Good Friday.  Cars lined up on Idlewild Road and Margaret Wallace Road for $15 in gas at the corner Sonoco.  In all, the church spent $5160 in gas.  It also gave away free water and popcorn.  Funding was provided by the church and its members.
The gas event’s brainchild, senior pastor Michael Henderson, was out of town, but his wife and church executive minister, Twanna Henderson, was present.  She is affectionately referred to as First Lady.

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By |April 13th, 2012|Good deeds, Non-profit|0 Comments

Fire department, VFW serve BBQ

The Volunteer Fire Department and VFW began cooking 1,600 pounds of BBQ last Friday evening for Saturday’s event. The organizations have worked together to raise money for many years. The event is held on the first Saturday of each April and October, and proceeds support both organizations.

By |April 13th, 2012|Food, Good deeds|33 Comments

Bright Blessings offers new program to help homeless children

 

Bright Blessings, a local non-profit with programs that aid homeless children and their families, announced a unique opportunity for summer visitors to show their support—with a personal touch.

The organization, which was started by Mint Hill residents Amy and John Cervantes, is promoting its new “Heart To Heart” project that offers individualized giving experiences that help connect visitors with local homeless children in a personally tangible way.  Members of the Kirton family from Waxhaw were some of the first to participate.
Through its Build-A-Bucket project, participants make a $10 contribution to support Bright Blessings and create their own one-of-a-kind gift sets for homeless children, each uniquely designed and assembled.   At The Giving Village, the Kirton family chose gift containers and themes from the Village Toy Shoppe’s “Heart To Heart” specialty section to prepare their personalized gift sets. […]

By |June 14th, 2011|Good deeds, Non-profit|2 Comments