The town hosted its annual breakfast for staff at Jimmie’s this morning. Commissioners and other board members also attended. Dana Clukey and Margie Nichols took the photos.
The Mint Hill Lions Club raised more than $400 to send a care package to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Division stationed in Afghanistan. They are based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Bob Mann, a Korean War veteran, spearheaded the effort because he heard the marines who are fighting in the mountains of Afghanistan don’t have access to post exchanges or commissaries. Continue reading
In 1960, the Mint Hill VFW at their Christmas party, named Clarke A. Prather from Wilgrove as man of the year because of his strong commitment to community service organizations. Boy scouts, civil air patrol, Woodmen of the World, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Philadelphia Presbyterian Church are among the groups he is active with. In an acceptance statement, he called Mint Hill his second home.
In 1979, Troy Pollard began his third term as mayor. He commented that MInt Hill is now the second largest town in the county. He added that a search is taking place for a site to build town hall on.
In 1973, a re-zoning proposal that would have required new homes in some parts of town to be built on one acre lots was voted down by the Mint Hill Town Board. There was concern that this proposal would keep middle class citizens from buying these properties and that it would stunt future growth.
In 1987, a list of groups, families, and individuals who had donated to the VFW memorial was printed in the local newspaper. This memorial had been dedicated in November.