Mint Hill plans for street paving
Seven Mint Hill streets are up for repaving this year.
Mint Hill commissioners voted Thursday, March 28 to request bids from area companies to resurface sections of the following streets: Silver Maple Lane, Cairnsmore Place, Stoney Meadow Drive, Weathersford Road, Willhill Road, Skipper Court and Castleford Drive.
A bid-opening date hadn’t been set by press time.
Fundraiser to help women in need
Agape Christian Counseling will host a luncheon April 18 to raise money for local women in need to receive counseling services through its Silent Samaritans program.
The “Women Helping Women” lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Forest Hill Church, 7224 Park Road in Charlotte. Tickets are $20 and donations are welcome. Agape is located off Sardis Road North near Matthews.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 704-849-0144.
Joy Prom needs volunteers, donations
Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, in Matthews has opened volunteer registration for Joy Prom 2013 and is collecting costume jewelry for the event.
The annual event on April 26 and 27 provides a prom evening to children with special needs in the Charlotte area. The event includes
everything a typical high school prom has, including formal attire, make-up, photos and a buffet. There’s no cost for guests, who can start signing up to attend on April 1.
Volunteer opportunities include server, paparazzi (to take photos on the red carpet) and hosts and hostesses.
Donations can be dropped off at the church.
Registration for students to attend the event sold out within hours April 1. To be included on a waiting list, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the guest’s
name and which night they prefer to attend.
Find more information on how to be a volunteer at the event website, www.joyprom.org.
Matthews Fire collecting aluminum cans
The Matthews Fire & EMS Department is collecting aluminum cans to raise money for the N.C. Children’s Burn Foundation.
Cans should be dropped off at the department’s Station 1, 236 S. Trade St.
Children’s Memorial hosts service for Newtown victims
The Our Children’s Memorial Walkway will host its spring service April 13 with a focus on the victims of the Newtown, Conn. shootings.
A tree will be planted and a plaque dedicated in their honor during the 2 p.m. event at Frazier Park, 1201 W. 4th St. in Charlotte. Mary Jo Clark, of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center’s Chaplaincy Services, will be the guest speaker.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The service will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
For more information, call Jerry Mudge at 704-517-1696 or visit http://ocmw.org.