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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Get a free sandwich at Chick-fil-A!

ld-logo-2In celebration of the second-annual Chick-fil-A® Kickoff football game, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich to any customer wearing any sports-related apparel on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, pitting the University of Alabama against Virginia Tech, will be held at 8 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and will be televised nationally on ABC.
The following Monday, Sept. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., customers are encouraged to visit any participating Chick-fil-A restaurant wearing their favorite sports-related apparel to receive a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Continue reading

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Adult day program services offered to qualified vets


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Blessed Assurance Adult Day Program at 13001 Idlewild Road is currently offering Veterans an opportunity to enjoy newly added VA benefits.
Veterans who are physically and mentally challenged, who could benefit from attending a day time program that offers structured programming, socialization, meals, medical monitoring and rehabilitative services are strongly encouraged to participate. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Fire Department wants your clunkers

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If you haven’t already traded in your clunker for  a new car, Mint Hill Fire Chief Jeremy Russell encourages you to donate the vehicle to the fire department so they can train at extricating people from accidents. Russell said the donation is tax deductible and will greatly help the department in training with new equipment they have just received. Call the fire department for more information: (704) 545-4866.

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Mint Hill Rotary receives check for Flight of Honor trip

Tina Ross, Joe Epley, Gary Brown and George Linker.

George Linker (far right) and Joe Epley, representatives of the Wheeler James Chamber (Chap. VI) of the Special Forces Association, presented a check from the chapter for $1,100 to Gary Brown and Tina Ross Duke of the Mint Hill Rotary Club. The funds will go to the Flight of Honor program sponsored by the Rotary Clubs from Rotary district 7680.  The Rotarians from throughout the western Piedmont of North Carolina are chartering an air bus to take World War II veterans to Washington to view the WWII memorial.  The WWII vets do not have to  pay anything for the trip.  Most can’t afford it and many have  health problems that require someone to escort them.   Brown and Dennis Myers are going along as escorts.  The escorts pay their own way.

Brown served with Linker and Epley in Co B, 20th SFGA and was with SSG Wheeler James when he was accidentally killed  while on an unconventional warfare field training exercise in the Louisiana swamps in 1967.

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