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1st Annual AmeriCarna IGNITE Car Show - Ingersoll Rand

Hundreds of classic custom celebrity cars rolled into the Ingersoll Rand corporate campus on Nov. 30 for the inaugural AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show, created by Ray Evernham, ESPN broadcaster and Former NASCAR crew chief. Celebrities include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and many others. The event supported IGNITE, a new community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome. For more information about how you can become a part of this great organization visit www.americarnatv.com. Photos by Kato Ibeto.

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ERACE the Impact 5K and One Mile Fun Fun at Hough High

ERACE the impact had a GREAT showing to support a GREAT cause. This 5K and One Mile Fun Run was to benefit "A Child's Place", an organization that works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. "A Child's Place provides academic assistance, emotional stability, and some financial aid for homeless children" For more information about how you can become involved with this organization visit: http://www.achildsplace.org/ - photos by Courtney Parlier.

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Birkdale Parade with Ace n TJs 96 1 and Santas Arrival

The Arrival of Santa and Tree Lighting at Birkdale Village was a HUGE success! Birkdale hosts a parade and float contest as part of their Santa Arrival event. All proceeds benefit Grin Kids. Birkdale Village retailers donated prizes/gift cards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the contest. Check out Birkdale's website for Photos with Santa and various other Birkdale promotions and events.

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2013 Puppy Up! Lake Norman 2 Million Dogs

On November 9th, over 150 walkers, volunteers and businesses came together at Jetton Park to support the first Puppy Up! Lake Norman walk to increase awareness and raise funds to invest in canine cancer and comparative oncology research for a national Foundation Called 2 Million Dogs. This event exceed both it's participation and fundraising goals, making close to $13,000. The event kicked off with great music provided by Captain Lou 441. Sunrise Grill and Sandwhich Company was on-site for lunch after the walk. To learn more about Puppy Up! Lake Norman visit the facebook page www.facebook/puppyuplakenorman and for more on 2 Million Dogs visit http://www.2milliondogs.org/

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The Build Betty A House! Over The Tabletop Fundraiser

The North Mecklenburg Woman's Club's 5th Annual Holiday Over the Tabletop Fundraiser was an incredible success.  The proceeds went to benefit The Build Betty A House project! Over the Table Top showcases the decorating talents of local designers.   The Sip "N Shop was a huge hit with attendees as they browsed through items from artists and vendors. The event was held at the Peninsula Country Club in Cornelius.  For more information about how you can contribute visit:  www.buildbettyahouse.org.

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40th Carolina Balloonfest - HUGE Spectacular Event

The 40th Carolina Balloonfest occurred this past weekend at Statesville Regional Airport.  The CROWDS were so huge that most patrons had to be shuttled in from the Iredell County Fairgrounds.  If you haven't attended a Balloon Launch - mark your calendars for next year - this is one unique event that you don't want to miss - pictures can't do this event the justice it deserves.  Photography by Patrick Nicholoson.

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MVKs 1st Annual Bachelor - Bachelorette Auction

The 1st Annual MVK's Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction was a great success!  The proceeds went to benefit the "Most Valuable Kids of Charlotte Metro", a nonprofit organization providing underserved children access to live sporting sporting events and entertainment through ticket donations.  Special thanks to Harvey's Bar and Grill of Cornelius for Hosting this event.  For more information how you can become involved with this organization visit www.mostvaluablekids.org.  Photos by Courtney Parlier.

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Business After Hours at the Peninsula Yacht Club

The Peninsula recently renovated their ground floor event facility and it's been remodeled perfectly for large events now.  The Peninsula's Annual Business After Hours is typically one of the most attended After Hours of the year and this was no exception.   Special thanks to the Peninsula for providing not only the venue but also the excellent appetizers and drinks.  For More information about Peninsula Club Membership click on their homepage.

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Paw Brokers Party - Saving animals one party at a time

Lake Norman Lucky Cats hosted their FREE PawBrokers Party at Waterford Hall (Upstairs of at the Galway Hooker).  This is a national event in honor of National Feral Cat Dat.  Paw Brokers concept is very simple - donate your unused jewelry, and purchase new (donated) jewelry at their parties.  100% of the Proceeds go to LKN Lucky Cat.   For more information about how you can help support this great cause contact Robin Byrd - robinbyrd@hotmail.com.

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Trails for Tails 5k Trail Run & Dog Walk

Trails for Tails is a major fundraising event benefitting Road To Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love that helps with the costs associated for the care of rescued dogs while looking for loving homes. The event featured not only a 5K but also a 1-mile Dog Walk for dogs and their humans.  STAY TUNED to the HuntersvilleHerald.com Online Calendar to make sure you don't miss these fun events!  The Herald Online Calendar is your source for What's happening around the Lake Norman Area.  Photos by Courtney Parlier.

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BLOCtoberfest VII - At NC Music Factory

The "Weekly" photographer made it down to BLOCtoberfest (BLOC = Business Leaders of Charlotte) to capture the fun filled festivities of our Local Business Leaders.  A great turnout for a great event.  Watch the Herald Calendar for Daily activities you just might not be aware of... we do our best to keep the calendar full of great activities to attend around town.  Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Wine Tasting Under the Stars at Elements 4 Life

Elements 4 Life (An indoor/outdoor furnishings shop) presented a night filled with AMAZING local artists and business' that collectively created an unforgettable night in celebration of the new fall season.  Elements 4 Life is a little off the beaten path but if you are in the process or are thinking about Casual Lifestyle Decorations for either indoor or outdoors - Elements 4 Life should definitely be included as one of your shopping destinations.  Special thanks to all the Sponsors and People who showed up to make this a great event.  Click on Elements 4 Life Homepage for more information.  Photos by Roger Benskin.

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Denver Days 2013 - Saturday Festivities

Denver Days 2013 was back and bigger than ever!  ALL net proceeds from vendors, advertisers, sponsors and a percentage of the rides will be earmarked for construction of the planned "East Lincoln Rescue Park". Location: Corner of St. James Church Road and Highway 16.  So special thanks to all the patrons who showed up in to support this much needed construction.  Photos by Courtney Parlier.

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Rural Hill Fall Food Truck Rally 2013

Rural Hill Held their Annual Food Truck Rally from 5:30-9:30pm - More than 20 food and misc vendors were on site to make sure your bellies were full, and there were TONS of children's activities such as hayrides, bounce houses, and more.  Live Entertainment kept the crowd entertained while they enjoyed this wonderful evening at Rural Hill.  Stay up to date with what's happening around town by watching the Herald Weekly Community Calendar - we update daily.

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Art Reception at North Meck Animal Hospital

North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital and Cornelius PARC hosted an Art Reception at North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital. Four esteemed judges, including Barbara McKay (TV personality) and Brad Howard (President, Langtree Group) will choose the top 3 art-dog finalists from 12 on display.  Each piece was crafted by a different art class at Bailey Middle School.  The Winners will be announced tomorrow 9/27 on Facebook.  We will also post the winner and a photo of the winning piece on the Huntersville Herald Facebook Page.  Some really GREAT art!  Photos by Nate.

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Taste of the Lake - Lowes YMCA Community Benefit

Special thanks to Randy Marion and the YMCA for supporting our community... and all the Patrons who made the Community Support Campaign a smashing success!  Randy Marion hosted the 5th annual YMCA charity event "Taste of the Lake" at his Waterfront Home - General Admission tickets were $75 per person and included incredible food by many of our local Lake Area Restaurants.  Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Dove House Benefit - Childrens Voice Luncheon 2013

The Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center held it's third annual Luncheon fundraising event on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cove Church.   Huge crowds came to support the Dove House in their efforts to keep our community safe.  To learn more about how you can support this great cause contact Ken Wooten at Dove House: ken@dovehouse.us or 704-883-9814