Tenders holds fundraiser for children during major loss

CORNELIUS – Tenders will hold a fundraiser for the college fund for four children who lost their father nine years ago and their mother, Jodie L. Swift-Christian, on April 3. 

Three of the children are 17-year-old triplets and the fourth child is 14.

The fundraiser will be held from 4-9 p.m. April 20 at Tenders Restaurant, 18341 Statesville Road, Cornelius. 

A portion of the proceeds raised during that period will be donated to their college fund. 

The children attend Community School of Davidson and Lake Norman Charter.


Young athletes get a swing at the big leagues

CORNELIUS – The Cornelius PARC Department will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Local Competition for area youth at 1 p.m. May 5, at Bailey Road Park.

Boys and girls have the opportunity to compete and be awarded separately in four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the national finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. 

The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age group at the local competition, will be awarded and invited to advance to the sectional competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of competition.

Registration will begin on site at 12:30 pm.

Contact the Cornelius PARC Department, at 704-892-6031 ext. 160 or visit us online at www.cornelius.org/parc for more information.


EBONY names local woman ‘Hero Next Door’

HUNTERSVILLE – EBONY Magazine has selected Huntersville resident and Sow Much Good Executive Director, Robin Emmons, for a feature about helping others in its May 2013 issue.

Emmons is part of the inaugural group of 10 “Heroes Next Door.”

Those cited are described as ordinary people doing extra ordinary work in their communities, every day.

Robin’s section speaks about her growth from gardening in her own backyard to opening a new Urban Farm in the West Charlotte corridor. The farm, which celebrated its groundbreaking last Friday with partner Martin Marietta Materials, looks to serve people without access to chemical free produce.

The farm will have a delivery service, drop locations, eggs, honey and life skills classes such as healthy cooking and canning for its customers.


Davidson seeks artist for park installation

DAVIDSON –  The Town of Davidson’s Public Art Commission is looking for artists to create a sculptural or functional work of public art for Roosevelt Wilson Park on Griffith Street in memory of respected citizen, Pat Knox.

Applications are only being accepted through CaFE, callforentry.org and the deadline is May 8.

It requires three to six examples of previous work, references, resume, and a statement of interest in the project.

“We hope for an engaging work that invokes Pat’s spirit and personality. She appreciated art and flowers, cherished children, and delighted in the sound of water,” said Assistant Town Manager and member of the PAC Dawn Blobaum.

Contact Dawn Blobaum at dblobaum@townofdavidson.org or 704-940-9615 for more information.


Rural Hill hosts Bark in the Park April 27

HUNTERSVILLE – Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville will host Bark in the Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27.

This year’s festival will feature several free to enter contests for dogs and humans.

You can register on-site to participate but space is limited for each contest.

A few of the events include:

• 11 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance Demo Ring

• 11:30 a.m. Cutest Puppy Contest at the main stage

• 1:30 p.m. Best Dog and Human Bark at the main stage

• 3:30 p.m. Best Trick at the main stage

Visit www.parkandrec.com for more information including a full schedule.


Local women rally for Make-A-Wish

DAVIDSON – Women in the lake community have rallied to form Lake Norman WISH Society (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) to support Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. 

The groups raises funds and awareness to support the wishes of children in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville areas.

Make-a-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

These wishes range from a trip to Disney, to meeting their favorite athlete, musician, or other celebrity, redecorating a bedroom and shopping sprees.

The average cost of a wish is $6000. 

Savvy Salon in Cornelius, Lake Norman Chrysler, Uncommon Scents and other local businesses have taken on an entire wish for a child in the community. 

Lake Norman Women Granting Wishes is a committee to support Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. 

If you are interested in joining the group, its next meeting is at 12 p.m. May 3 at North Harbor Restaurant in Davidson.

Contact Shelley at Shellye@shelleyjohnsonteam.com to reserve a seat.

Contact Denise Carter at 3boxers@bellsouth.net if you are interested in making a donation to help a local child.


Hough High School needs proctors for exam

CORNELIUS – Hough High School is looking for volunteers to proctor the College Board AP exams for students from May 6-15. 

There is a two-step registration process.

Visit www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B44AAA62AA02-aptest for registration information.