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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World Habitat Day this Monday

The United Nations has chosen the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day – a day to stand up and let it be known that affordable,  adequate housing should be a priority everywhere. For more information, read the Q and A in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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Rotarians need help for funding Flights of Honor

Rotarians are appealing to individuals, companies, foundations and other organizations to help provide funding for Flights of Honor for World War II veterans to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“We had 120 veterans on the first flight in April.  We have 120 veterans booked for the Sept. 19 flight and already have more than 60 veterans on a waiting list for the next flight,” said David McKnight of the Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Club and co-chairman of the Rotary District 7680 Flight of Honor Committee.  “These men and women are in their 80’s and 90’s, so we have only a small window of opportunity to provide these flights.  Since our April flight, three of those veterans have died.” Continue reading

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September is library card sign-up month

mint_hillSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Mint Hill branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library wants to make sure that all children in Mint Hill have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Mint Hill Branch Manager David Sniffin said the library is a great place for kids and adults.

“There are a wealth of activities and resources for kids and their families, and we encourage them to visit us for the first time, or get reacquainted with your library and see the changes and how the library has grown.  There’s a lot happening at the Mint Hill Branch, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card!” Continue reading

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Independence to celebrate Patriot’s Day September 11

patriotpaintingNext Friday, September 11, is Patriot Day at the Independence vs. West Charlotte Football Game. The game is a home game for Independence. Former Patriot students, parents of students or children of Patriot staff who are serving or have served in the armed forces will be honored. The community is invited to submit the names of anyone that fits this criteria and who are serving or have served to Mr. Trela at Independence by September 10th. Information needed includes: their name, rank, area of service (army, navy, etc) and where they are/were deployed.

Contact person for additional questions: John Trela, Assistant Principal john.trela@cms.k12.nc.us

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