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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Rain stops in time for Mint Hill Madness parade

[singlepic=178,320,240,,center]Five minutes before the parade began, the rain stopped. What timing! So the parade marched up Matthews-Mint Hill Road without a hitch and the spectator turn-out was a lot more than expected considering the damp day. Now it’s on to Fairview Park for the festival.

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The Madness parade is on!

Dance Productions sets up floatAt 9:30 am, the parade is about 20 minutes away from beginning. It might be drizzling a bit, but the show goes on!

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Mint Hill Madness canceled for tonight

Sandy Barnett at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce just told the Mint Hill Times that activities at tonight’s Mint Hill Madness has been canceled because of rain. The rest of the festival Saturday and Sunday will go on as planned, however, including the parade which starts at 9:30 am.

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Board meeting wrap-up

The Board of Commissioners meeting at 7:30 pm last night was brief, but there was important discussion before and during the meeting.

  • The board met at 6 pm yesterday with architect David Creech and his staff. The new town hall might be smaller because the estimated budget was $1 million more than Town Manager Brian Welch wants to spend. Board members also commented on the project’s design.
  • The board approved construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk connecting Traditions at Lawyers Glen to Brighton Park.
  • Mayor Ted Biggers attended the meeting last night, and he thanked everyone for their support during his recovery from shoulder surgery last month.
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