The American POW Experience

The Town of Matthews will show “The American POW Experience,” honoring local Mint Hill and Matthews residents who were WWII POWs. The viewing will begin at 7 pm at the Matthews Community Center. Admission is free.

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Chamber holds monthly luncheon

John Aneralla joined the Chamber of Commerce for lunch at Jimmie's and won a business card drawing for Daphne's cupcakes.

The Chamber of Commerce met for lunch at Jimmie’s last Thursday.  Many members were in attendance, and a few shared information about upcoming events.
The Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas shared information about their documentary “Honoring Our Heroes—The American POW Experience: WWII 1939-1949.”  It showed in Mint Hill at the Mint Hill Historical Society’s Ashcroft Schoolhouse, the Morrison Regional Library, and the South Charlotte Banquet Center for free.
Mint Hill Dance Center will hold its free recital at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church June 16.  The theme is dancing through the decades.
The not-for-profit Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is in the running for a free van.  The company competed with over 4,000 non-profit groups nationwide, and it is now a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good.  Vote for them on Facebook to support this group’s efforts.
Chamber members also gave testimonials about each other’s services.  Suzanne Wolf of Abbey Rose thanked Michael Habenicht for his website design.
“We’re working within the Chamber, working with each other’s businesses, and we should acknowledge that,” said Wolf.
Nate Huggins expressed gratitude for the free flowers Abbey Rose donated to Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care for Mother’s Day.  Huggins said many of the people there need that extra attention they might not be receiving elsewhere.
The guest speakers were Gene White and Nadia Mercelis of LegalShield.  They spoke about identity theft.

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AFMAC documentary

The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) will present a documentary entitled Honoring Our Heroes- The American POW Experience. WWII 1939-1949 honoring ex-prisoners of war at two venues: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 7000 Park Road, Charlotte and Wednesday, June 6 at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews.  The time has not been determined. Light refreshments will be served.  The video is a 30-minute broadcast-quality documentary about the POW experience and is dedicated to honoring, preserving, and sharing the courage and sacrifices of our local WWII heroes, many of whom live in our community.

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