MH Madness mud sets town back $3,000

[singlepic=232,220,140,,left]A rainy weekend at Mint Hill Madness cost the town $3,000 more than normal according to Town Manager Brian Welch. Last year, the town spent $16,000 on labor, equipment and materials, among other things. This year, they spent $19,000. [singlepic=233,170,90,,right]More money was needed to fix ruts and bare spots, and to lay down straw. The cost could have potentially been more if Friday’s Madness was not canceled.

Want to see what it was like at this year’s Mint Hill Madness?

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Madness 2008 photo contest winners

The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of this year’s Madness photo contest. They are: Best Madness: Neecie Herndon; Second best: Michael Cox; Honorable mention: Neecie Herndon. Best parade: Michael Cox; Second best: Michael Cox; Honorable mention: Scott Lang. Best Beauty Pageant: Jacob Michael. Best Kids only: Jacob Michael; Second best: Natalie Barnett.

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Madness one week later

In this Thursday’s Mint Hill Times, watch for Adam Houston’s report on how the rain affected last weekend’s Mint Hill Madness. Attendance was down, Fairview Park got a little muddy, and the parade didn’t have all its floats. That didn’t stop everyone from having a good time, however. Here’s the band Volatile Baby who played Saturday at 12:30. Video by Tim Long, The Mint Hill Times.

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Mad(ness) cows strike!

Drop free stuff from a helicopter and watch people go crazy! That’s what happened at Mint Hill Madness last Saturday when Chick-fil-A sent stuffed cows floating down by parachute on to Fairview Park. (VIDEO by Tim Long, The Mint Hill Times)

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The sun is out at Mint Hill Madness!

Finally, the rain stopped and the sun is out at Mint Hill Madness. Today’s music includes pianist David Roach (1-2 pm), Steve Hicks Trio (2:30-3:30 pm) and the gospel sounds of Serenity (4-5 pm).

Yesterday, the show went on despite a few mud puddles. Take a walk through Saturday’s Madness:

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