Witch sparkles up town hall

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Mrs. Sparkles, who works at the front desk of Mint Hill town hall, got into the spirit of Halloween by donning a witches costume today. Town Manager Brian Welch wore a mullet wig (not sure what the official costume was) and Michelle Farrar dressed up as a UNC fan–now that’s scary!

(Mrs. Sparkles real name is Doris Miller)

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Name of beauty contestant revealed!

[singlepic=276,270,190,,right]We’ve had several phone calls today alerting us to who was in this photo. It was taken by photographer Richard Holtzclaw of Mint Hill. Merle Austin Haney told us it was Ann Ross Maxwell and the picture was taken as Ross was being crowned Carrousel Queen in 1948. Haney said she went to school with Ross’s sister Sue at Bain Elementary and noted that all 24 of the Ross children were good looking. Jeanette Driggers also called us and said she tried to reach Ann Ross Maxwell to get her the photo from Mr. Holzclaw. The Ross’s grew up on land next to Bain Elementary School, where Hal Ross, Ann’s brother, still lives.

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Meck. County capital improvement projects now online

Want to know about capital improvement plans in Mecklenburg? The County finallypicture-3.png combined the information into an easy to use Web site. One project is the Ezelle Park in Mint Hill. County officials met Monday with town officials to discuss moving forward with the project. Mayor Ted Biggers said even if the $250 million parks and rec bond is voted down November 4, the county and Mint Hill want to have a plan in place for the park so when funds do come available, they will be ready to build.

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Mint Hill natives: Who is in this photograph?

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Richard Holtzclaw came by the office this afternoon with a picture he took from the1950s or 1960s. It’s of a young woman in a beauty contest who is representing Mint Hill. Holtzclaw, an amateur photographer for many decades, can’t remember taking the photo but would like the person in the photo or a relative to have it. If you know who she is, call Tim Long at the Mint Hill Times, 704-573-4606.

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Scarecrows invade Mint Hill!

For the third year, the Town of Mint Hill is sponsoring a scarecrow contest. Today is the day they were placed in front of town hall or businesses. Most got them up before the rain began, while some waited for an opening in the clouds.

[singlepic=256,320,240,,center] Bob and Ruby Bryant and Shirley Snavely of Monogram Magic display their scarecrow before the rain hit Friday morning.

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Kids save a buck at MH Earth Echoes Children’s Musuem

Kids from Girl Scout Troop 3652 got to make Halloween masks recently at the Mint Hill Earth Echoes Children’s Museum. The girls meet at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. Watch for the museum’s two new displays: Holidays Around the World and an exhibit on the Sister Cities network. If you haven’t been to the museum yet, it’s worth the trip. Jerry and Sue Helms’ collection of artifacts they have collected from many years of travel is truly astounding.

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