The cold and rainy night did not stop the crowds from showing up in Davidson for their Annual Christmas Celebration. If this many people showed up in the rain... we can't imagine how many people would have been at this great multiple day event. If you missed Christmas in Davidson - check out these photos - this is a family event that all should attend. Shopping, Food, Cider, Performances, and the Beauty of Christmas all packaged in a few short blocks of Davidson. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
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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.
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.
Photos from An Evening of Hope & Healing - dinner, dancing, open bar (wine & beer) and a great silent auction. This special evening helps raise awareness and funds for the critical services provided by Safe Alliance to the Lake Norman Community. For more information about how you can help with this great organization visit: http://www.safealliance.org/mooresville-lake-norman/
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.
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/
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.
The First Annual Huntersville Chili Cook Off was Cancelled due to lack of "chili cooking" participants... unfortunately we didn't get word of the cancellation so we showed up to support the support crew and took a few pictures. We LOVE the idea of a city wide Chili Cookoff - so hopefully next year we'll see more participants. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Birkdale Village hosted a Halloween Themed Scavenger hunt that was a HUGE hit with the kids and shoppers. Clue Sheets were available for participants to find items in the plaza's stores. Special Thanks to Birkdale for providing a great family friendly and safe event for our local families to participate in. Photos by Roger Benskin.
Jammin for Critters held their fundraiser at Bit O Luck Equine Rescue and they had live Music and tons of Family Fun! There was a silent auction, BBQ Lunch, Raffle, Cash Bar and more - all proceeds went to benefit this great cause. For more information about how you can become involved please visit www.bitoluck.org. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG.
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.
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.
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.
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 - email@example.com.
One of the best Charity Events we've been to in a long time. Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Lake Norman for Putting on this Spectacular event. Extra Special Thanks to Novant Health care for presenting this event. Photos of Patrons, Auction Items, Heart Felt Speeches, and the Event Overall. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The National White Water Center held it's River Jam Concert Series Finale for 2013 this past Saturday Oct 12th. Don't worry - the White Water Center is OPEN YEAR ROUND - With over 24 activities, a restaurant, live music shows and events, we’ve deemed this the perfect playground for both children and adults - Recess is back. Photos by Kato Ibeto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taste of Birkdale was Rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday and it didn't Stop the Crowds from Showing UP! A great time was had by all, and we have to say that Birkdale made a GREAT call moving the event to Sunday. Special thanks to Birkdale and all the Vendors who showed up in support of this great event! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 4th Annual Beerfest was hampered a bit by the ugly weather, but those who stuck it out had a BLAST! Photos of the event and folks enjoying their craft brews. FOR MORE PICTURES of BEERFEST visit www.lknfun.com and Click on Photos. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG. Enjoy.
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.