Former pro athletes play golf to raise money for Samaritan’s Feet

Steven Aycock - Head Coach JCSU, Craig Thompson, Manny Ohonme - Founder of Samaritan's Feet, Leonard Wheeler

Steven Aycock - Head Coach JCSU, Craig Thompson, Manny Ohonme - Founder of Samaritan's Feet, Leonard Wheeler (PHOTO BY Mark Sward-swardpics.com)

On Monday October 26, Emerald Lake Golf Club hosted the 6th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Golf Classic.  More than 20 NFL, Boxing & Nascar celebrities joined nearly 100 other golfers to help raise funds and awareness for the international efforts of Samaritan’s Feet.  In total more $50,000 was raised to put shoes on needy children in over 50 countries throughout the world. Continue reading

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NC Korean War Memorial update

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Don Putnam, one of the Korean War veterans spearheading the effort to build the NC Korean War Memorial in Mint Hill, said they raised more than $2,000 at last week’s fundraiser. This past weekend, they attended a service in Cherokee, NC to honor a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Charles George, who died in the Korean War. George, who was born in Cherokee, dove on a grenade during the war to save fellow comrades. It’s soldiers like George the Memorial will honor.

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Tonight! Listen to great music and help support the Korean War Memorial in Mint Hill


Elvis Fan Club of Matthews-Mint Hill is supporting this benefit show Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm to raise money for the North Carolina State Korean War Veterans Memorial, to be built in Mint Hill Park on Fairview. The show will take place at the Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane in Stallings. Featured entertainers are The Carolina Blues Brothers, country singer Carrie Zohn, and Elvis tribute artist Chuck Ayers. Tickets are $25 a person, and includes the show and an Italian buffet dinner, with dessert.  Dinner at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm. Advance tickets can be bought by calling 704-496-4709 or 704-545-6618. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. The KWVA is selling pavers to anyone who would like their loved one’s name immortalized in the memorial.  It is open to any veteran of any war and military service.  The pavers are a thick, beautiful granite and start at $200. They will be taking orders for pavers at the show.

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Retirement centers collect food for needy

Residents and staff from Plantation Estates in Matthews and Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, recently collected 19, 725 pounds of food to benefit Matthews Help Center, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Hope House. ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is a not-for profit, faith-based organization that is committed to the mission of serving the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of seniors. Continue reading

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Parent University course tonight at Mint Hill Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Parent University Course “Managing Stress for Teens” is offered at Mint HillBaptist Church, 7835 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. The result of this workshop will be identification of stressors in the lives of teens and their families, and development of strategies to diminish stress for the entire family. Karen Thomas, CMS Executive Director for Pre-K – 12 Support Services, is facilitating the course. Complimentary dinner (roast beef, creamed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, and dessert) will be provided (5:45-6:30) for those who pre-register, either with CMS or by telephoning the Church Office (704-545-0121). The course begins at 6:30 and concludes at 8:15.

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Help raise funds for Boy Scout Troop 65!

Be PreparedBoy Scout Troop 65 is currently selling tickets and soliciting donations in support of our Annual BBQ Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2009, at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. This event will be the only fundraiser scheduled for Troop 65 during the year, so the troop has set a goal of meeting all of its annual expenses with proceeds from the Barbeque. Troop 65 offers a variety of outstanding community service, camping, and leadership opportunities for more than 40 boys in the local area. Your donations will help keep scouting alive and well in the Mint Hill community.

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