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By Michele Dotson firstname.lastname@example.org
The winners for the Mint Hill Arts show were announced on Friday, December 13, at 8 pm. The gallery was filled to capacity for the opening of the annual Bill and Ann Litaker judged art show.
The entire show was judged by Eldred P. Hudson, Head of the Art Department at UNCC. Hudson spent over four hours at the gallery meticulously studying and documenting each piece. He then spent two days sifting through his notes before making his final recommendations. Hudson also prepared written comments on all winning pieces.
The show was open to a wide range of genre, including water media, photography, painting (oils, acrylics and pastels), three-dimensional multimedia including drawing, graphics, and alcohol inks.
Several honorable mentions were awarded in each category, as well as first, second and third place prizes. […]
The annual Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas tree lighting was held last Thursday. Following the official lighting of the tree, Town Hall was open to the public for cookies, music, drinks, and visits with Santa.
By Michele Dotson dotson.michele@minthilltimescom
At 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7, about 50 volunteers converged on Independence High School to prepare for the annual senior citizen Christmas lunch.
In just under two hours, 600 gift bags were prepared, 600 places were set for lunch, tables were decorated, food brought in, drinks prepared and prizes displayed.
Just before the opening remarks by emcee meteorologist Larry Sprinkle, organizer Mike Cochrane pulled some young volunteers aside for a little pep talk.
“Thank you all for coming out today,” says Cochrane. “There’s nothing better than giving of yourselves, your time and effort.” […]