The Volunteer Fire Department and VFW began cooking 1,600 pounds of BBQ last Friday evening for Saturday’s event. The organizations have worked together to raise money for many years. The event is held on the first Saturday of each April and October, and proceeds support both organizations.
Mint Hill Arts moved into its new space in the Mint Hill Plaza on Lawyers Road this January, signing a two-year lease with the option to renew. The organization moved after four years in its first space off Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The rented space includes three suites, one of which was not available for the first month and a half. Now that all of the space is available, classrooms and galleries are being rearranged. Renovations include painting walls and installing plumbing for washing brushes.
Pillars were erected last Wednesday and Thursday at the NC Korean War Veterans Memorial at Mint Hill Park on Fairview. The pillars are engraved with 789 names, each one a North Carolinian soldier missing in action from those three years of war.
The next phases of construction include installing a fountain in the center representing the taegeuk of South Korea’s flag, laying granite pavers, positioning four granite benches around the fountain, and planting encircling cherry trees.
Saturday, April 21 from 9-1 pm, Manchester Auto & Tire will have free car washes and free car inspections to benefit the Indpendence wrestling team. All tips and donations will go to help pay for wrestling camp and to purchase new equipment.