By Derek Lacey / Staff Writer
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members and heard a touching message at their June member luncheon.
New members Southern Charm Cleaning and Family-First Chiropractic joined the ranks at the chamber in June.
Southern Charm Cleaning is a commercial and residential cleaning service that uses a five-step cleaning process that includes on-site visits, personalized checklists and regular follow-ups.
Family-First Chiropractic has served Mint Hill for 16 years, and Doctors Doug and Vicki Jordan specialize in chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutrition, massage therapy and weight loss.
The featured guest at the meeting was the Mental Health Association, who spoke to the chamber about the importance of mental health, and the organization’s new campaign to fight the stigma associated with mental disorders.
The Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas “has been the voice of hope for persons affected by mental illness” since its founding in 1933.
MHA serves all of Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties, providing resources, advocacy and education about mental health.
by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer
Gold panning, double-decker bus tours, and Wilgrove steaks come back to Mint Hill this weekend for Discover Mint Hill, the annual celebration of the town’s history and culture.
This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth year for Discover Mint Hill, and Historical Society Executive Director Sue McDonald says nearly everything is ready for the day of activities, fun, and learning about Mint Hill at “Discovery Square.”
The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm at the intersection of Bain School Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road, in front of the Historical Society’s Carl J. McEwen Historic Village.
Civic and cultural organizations from Mint Hill will host booths, where attendees can learn about those groups, participate in activities and win prizes.
Sixteen community organizations will be represented, including the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Police and Fire Departments, library, Mint Hill Arts, and the Mint Hill Women’s Club, all with booths showcasing their involvement in the community.
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is holding its first-ever business expo March 14, 4–7 pm, at Blair road United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 9135 Blair Road. The Expo is free to attend. For more information, visit minthillchamberofcommerce.com.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church will be hosting Easter Eggstravaganza! Saturday, March 23, 10 am, at Wilgrove Park, 7750 Jim Harper Lane in Mint Hill. The event is for children in third to fifth grade, will feature an egg hunt, crafts, and games. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Easter basket.
Schoolhouse Rock auditions
Spotlight Performing Arts is currently holding auditions for a performance of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., first come first serve, Saturday March 16, at 10 am. Students should prepare 16 bars of a song to sing a Capella, a side to read will be provided. For more information, email email@example.com. Spotlight is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
Arlington Baptist Church is hosting a BBQ fundraiser to support summer missions on Saturday, March 16, 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $7 for a plate with barbecue, slaw, beans, and roll, or $7 per pound. for more information, call the church office at 704-545-4589, or at their website, www.arlingtonchurch.com.
Arlington Baptist church will hold a children’s consignment sale March 15-16, with a consignors shop Friday, 6 to 7 pm, early bird Friday, 7 to 9 pm, open to the public Saturday 8 am to noon, with half price 12:30 to 1:30 pm. For more information, visit www.arlingtonchurch.com/consignment.
Walk With the Cross
Mint Hill Baptist Church, along with other area churches, will participate in the annual Walk With the Cross Friday, March 29 at noon. Church members will carry a cross from Mint Hill Baptist to the intersection of Matthews-Mint Hill Road, stopping to read passages along the way.
The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their semi-annual fundraiser BBQ, all day April 6 at 11341 Bain School Road in Mint Hill. For more information, visit www.vfwpost4059.org.
This Spring, the first Mint Hill Chamber Business Expo will bring together consumers and businesses in Mint Hill in one place.