Cannon School fundraiser overrun by zombies

CONCORD – Cannon School students competed in a 1.5-mile obstacle course patrolled by zombies to raise money for cancer research Oct. 31.

The annual Cannon Runs for Cancer Research raises money for the American Cancer Society.

On Halloween, the students competed in a pentathlon of events that tested reflexes, teamwork, knowledge, design and athleticism. The day culminated in the obstacle course run designed by Cannon’s Relay for Life Club where zombies from each house patrolled the course attempting to capture flags from designated runners.


Party with a purpose any time of year

DAVIDSON – While some people would admit to having too much clutter, some families in the Lake Norman area are just struggling to get by. The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center has offered a solution to this problem: “Party With a Purpose.”

When attending a party, be it birthday, anniversary, holiday, retirement, or no reason whatsoever, guests make a donation to children and families in need, rather than bring a gift. Donations contribute to a scholarship for working families who might not otherwise have the money for quality early care and education.

The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development is a nonprofit, state-licensed organization that provides early childhood care and education to ages six weeks to pre-kindergarten.

To “party with a purpose,” contact Libby Johnston, center director, or 704-892-1228.