Event organizer Billy Doherty of Huntersville rocks perhaps the most absurd turkey costume ever designed as he welcomes runners and walkers to the fifth annual Angels & Sparrows 5K in Birkdale Village on Thanksgiving Day morning. More than 1,000 participants turned out to work up their appetites for their afternoon of feasting and to raise some $8,500 for Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen in Huntersville, which was founded eight years ago by Sandy Tilley, pictured here standing beside the race
spokesturkey. For more information about Angels & Sparrows and its mission, visit angelsandsparrows.org.
A group of patriotic youngsters enjoy the sights and, except in one case, sounds of the Town of Huntersville’s first Veterans Day parade in downtown. Along with the parade, the day’s activities included a groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Monument at Main & Maxwell as well as a post-parade celebration at the intersection of N.C. 115 and Gilead /Huntersville-Concord Road. To see more photos of Veterans Day activities in the north Mecklenburg area see pages 8 and 10.
Mythical heroes, cartoon warriors and legendary historical leaders were among a multitude of famous literary characters recently roaming through Davidson during a recent celebration of reading involving Lake Norman Christian School (LKNC). Elementary students and faculty members at LKNC joined in the salute to reading by dressing up as their favorite characters. Students and teachers shared their favorite books and characters at the school and then took part in a parade to the Davidson Town Green, culminating with a group photo in front of the Davidson Public Library. The special day at LKNC also included a visit from Mrs. North Carolina, Wendy Jordan of Huntersville, and the school’s Fall Festival. LKNC is a private school currently serving 144 students at 251 South Street in Davidson.
No, this isn’t a real domestic dispute, but rather two costumed characters attempting to gross out fellow attendees at a Halloween party at appropriately named Ghostface Brewing and Pizzeria near the corner of Statesville Avenue and Center Avenue in Mooresville. It’s one of several Halloween events photographed by Nate Davis of localscroll.com. To see more galleries, visit his website.
On Monday, the Town of Huntersville opened a new stretch of Birkdale Commons Parkway, which provides residents of the sprawling neighborhood with another access and egress point to Babe Stillwell Farm Road. The 1,200-foot extension took a year to build at a cost of approximately $850,000. Ultimately, Birkdale Commons Parkway will extend to the yet-to-be-built Vance Road Extension.
A record gathering turned out for this past Saturday’s annual Laketoberfest as revelers enjoyed live music, food trucks, craft beers and more at Bailey Road Park. Produced by Bella Love and Old Town Cornelius, all proceeds from the event benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. To view more photos visit localscroll.com.
Among the featured attractions of last Thursday’s The Hope Runway fashion show to raise awareness of breast cancer and money for cancer reseasrch was 93-year-old, 26-year breast cancer survivor Marie Riggs. All of the fashion show models were cancer survivors, with Maria receiving a particularly high level of appreciation.
The Town of Cornelius’ annual All-American Dog Show brought out 450 people with 125 dogs, nearly 80 of them participants, to Bailey Road Park last Saturday. Sponsored by the Cornelius PARC Department, it was the first All-American Dog Show since 2014 as last year’s event was cancelled because of rainy weather. Dogs competed in a number of categories while pet-oriented vendors displayed products and services.
Golfers filled the fairways of Birkdale Golf Club Monday at the annual Angels of ’97 “Puttin’ Fore a Purpose” golf tournament. The Angels of ’97 organization’s fund-raising event is a companion to its annual spaghetti dinner. Over the past two decades, Angels of ’97, founded in honor of five “angels” who died before they could graduate with the North Meck High Class of 1997, has raised more than $700,000 to fund scholarships for area public high school students. Above, golfers practice putting surrounded by signs reminding them of other “angels” who have taken their place among the honorees in the years since.