The Town of Mint Hill will be sponsoring its third annual Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, February 18 to support the Arts & Science Council’s Annual Fund Drive. The event will take place in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room, Mint Hill Town Hall from 11:30 am to 2 pm.[singlepic=664,320,240,,right] ASC provides direct investments and services to arts, science and history/heritage organizations in Mint Hill and throughout Mecklenburg County.The public is invited to enter their chili, and all entries will be judged by a special-guest chef. The cost is $5 to taste and vote for a favorite bowl. There is no fee to enter your chili. Attendees may also purchase full bowls-to-go for $3 each. The town has also scured several great prizes including tickets to Discovery Place, The Levine Museum of the South, the Charlotte History Museum and the Charlotte Children’s Choir. Please contact Robin Edwards or Michelle Farrar at Town Hall at 704-545-9726 for more information.
Hundreds of art enthusiasts turned out at the Mint Hill Arts gallery crawl last Friday night to look at the work of area photographers. Mint Hill Times photographer Jim Young had several photos at the event; he also took many photos for the newspaper. Continue reading
Mint Hill Arts will have a gallery reception tonight to kick off the exhibition, “The view through the lens: a photographic journey.” The event takes place at the gallery in The Grace Building and lasts from 7-9 pm. In the above picture, Mint Hill Arts volunteers make last minute adjustments before tonight’s gallery crawl
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Commissioners, held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, will begin a little earlier. Beginning with the February 12, 2009 meeting of the Board of Commissioners, all regularly scheduled Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meetings will start at 7 pm. The Board voted at the end of last year to move the meetings up by 30 minutes so they could end earlier in the evening. Last week’s meeting, which began at 7:30 ended after two closed sessions, at 9:45.
Mint Hill is applying for the NCDOT Safe Routes to Schools Grant, and as they asked with the last grant, Letters of Support from Community members and Stakeholders are requested. The grant, if awarded, would provide funding to design and build a sidewalk along Bain School Road from Fairview Road to the Meadows of Mint Hill Subdivision. Visit the Web site the town created or call Dana Clukey if you have any
questions: 704-545-9726 or www.minthill.com/SRTS
On January 24, Trendy Tots will be sponsoring a birthday party for Birthday Blessings. Birthday Blessings is a non profit charity that goes into battered women’s shelters and throws birthday parties for the children who are living there. This is the only birthday party that many of the kids will ever have. Continue reading