The top finishers from each of eight age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions, and the top five scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the Team Championship, which will be held at a Carolina Panthers home game. Participation in the competition is free of charge.
Family fishing at Camp Dogwood
Children and their families are invited to spend a morning fishing on Lake Norman at Camp Dogwood in Sherrils Ford Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists are partnering with the Harbour Fishing Club and Southfork Bassmasters to host this free event to teach and engage families in the sport of fishing, as well as foster an appreciation for local wildlife.
Children will be given a crash course in fishing and compete for prizes based on what they catch. Fishing equipment and supplies will be loaned to families during the event, but all are encouraged to bring their own if available or preferred. The event is for ages 6-15, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Towns hold events for special needs
The Cornelius PARC Department and Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department have scheduled ongoing programs for those with special needs. For ages 16 and older there is a monthly program where participants can hang out with friends, improve self-esteem, increase independence, and have fun. July's program will be Movie & Popcorn Night held at Cornelius Town Hall on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. This program is free to residents of Cornelius and Huntersville, and $5 for all others. Register by Wednesday, July 11, online at www.cornelius.org/parc.
AngelCare Parent's Night Out for families with special needs will be held Saturday, July 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Held at Bailey Middle School Gym, this program offers families with special needs a safe, fun environment to drop-off their kids (ages 1-16 years) with one-to-one volunteer care. Fee for this three-hour program is $5 for Huntersville and Cornelius residents, $10 for non-residents. All participating children must be registered online by Wednesday, July 11.
For all special needs programs, participants may register at www.cornelius.org/parc or in person at Cornelius Town Hall. For additional information, contact Trina Roeder, special needs programs coordinator of the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031, ext. 162, or visit us online at www.cornelius.org/parc.