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Miracle League raises funds to build wheelchair accessible softball fields, playground

By Andrew Stark

The Miracle League of Indian Trail got its fundraising start at Emerald Lake Golf Club on June 6, just shy of a year after the organization got up and running. Now, with more than 100 attendees at the organization’s first fundraiser, the organization is hoping to take its next step.

“This is really the first event we’ve had,” communication specialist Samantha Towns said. “But we’re very happy with how it turned out and with how it’s going. This also marks the one-year anniversary of when we petitioned the Indian Trail Board of Commissioners, so we’ve made a lot of progress in a short time.”

The golf tournament teed off at 1 pm, but wasn’t completed until far later than that.

After their round of golf was completed, guests were treated to a cookout and the festivities—which included a raffle for a 60-inch television and a silent auction featuring a number of prizes including an autographed Phil Mickelson picture—were designed to raise money for the Miracle League and the adult wheelchair softball league’s biggest goal.

The town of Indian Trail recently completed work on Crooked Creek Park, a multi-functional ball field, concession stand and playground. […]

Local nonprofit hopes to give away 700 Thanksgiving turkeys

Indian Trail-based food pantry Common Cupboard, a branch of local nonprofit Common Heart, began collecting turkeys and other groceries this week for its 7th annual Great Turkey Countdown. This year’s goal is to deliver Thanksgiving dinner baskets to 700 local families on Saturday, November. 22 complete with a frozen turkey and everything else needed to prepare their own Thanksgiving feast. The baskets will benefit families throughout Union County, southeast Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill. 

Common Heart is calling on the community for volunteers, frozen turkeys and/or $20 donations to help purchase turkeys, sides and desserts. About 400 volunteers will be needed to package meals and make deliveries to families beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 22.  All meals will be delivered by noon.  […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Union County|16 Comments

Girl Scouts charm their way to sales

By Michele Dotson

We see them at work, at church, and even at our doors. Those adorable Girl Scouts with their green uniforms; badges proudly displayed, who whip out pen and order form with lightning speed.

“Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

Who can resist them?

Not many of us, evidently.

Nationally the Girl Scout cookie industry has turned into an annual $800 million affair. […]

By |March 13th, 2014|Around Town|2 Comments

Local nonprofit to be featured on National Geographic show

The nonprofit Carolina Waterfowl Rescue will be featured on national TV next week.

The Indian Trail-based organization will be part of an episode of the show “We Move Animals,” on National Geographic’s Nat Geo Wild Channel, scheduled to air at 10 pm Saturday, Feb. 1 and re-air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The “Duck, Duck … Loose!” episode follows the Denicker family as they help rescue. Volunteers vaccinate, crate, relocate and release 100 rehabilitated ducks, geese and swans into the wild.

A National Geographic film crew spent about a week in September taping at the center’s Poplin Road facility. […]

By |February 2nd, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments