People & Places Sunday, Sept. 11

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 11, 2016

New support group for parents

Circle of Parents (COP), a parent support group serving families with children from birth to age 5, meets on Mondays starting Sept. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. Childcare and transportation will be provided at no cost to parents. Meet at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2785 Dunns Mountain Road. For more information, call Quyona Rawley at 704-603-3351, or email

Celebration of Life location 

Celebration of Life, a support group for breast cancer survivors, will meet this month on Monday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at Palms Cafe, 1609 W. Innes St. For more information, call  Mary at 980-234-4479. or email

Rowan Redbuds 

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Guests are welcome. Kim Fahs, president 704-754-8905.

Aggrey alumni association

The Aggrey Memorial High School alumni association will not meet this month, but tickets are available for the Sept. 24 banquet for $30. Contact any member.

AmVets honor long-time member

AmVets Post 460 will host a celebration of life in honor of long-time AmVet member Keith Lucas, on Saturday, Sept. 24. The turkey shoot begins at 2 p.m. and the celebration is at 3 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Donations may be made to AmVets 460 to benefit the new patio being built in Keith’s honor.

The Kneeling Gardeners

KANNAPOLIS — The Kneeling Gardeners held their monthly meeting Aug. 22 at Trinity UMC. Royce Thomason, president, presided and chaplain Janelle Murray had devotions. Refreshments of homemade pound cake and ice cream sundaes were provided by Royce and Carolyn Thomason. The group approved a budget for 2017 and discussed possible day trips to Metrolina Greenhouse, Listening Lilies Daylily Farm in Locust, a butterfly atrium and UNCC gardens. Primary projects will include the sale of note cards with pictures from their gardens as well as the May plant sale. Betsy Smith from Kannapolis will be speaking in September on decorating. She is a member of the Kneeling Gardeners.Programs for 2017 include terrariums, day lilies, fairy gardens, sustainable gardening, Wild Birds Unlimited, and the genealogy of plants, just to name a few. Anyone interested in gardening is invited to the Sept. 26 meeting at 7 p.m.

Waterworks board members

The Waterworks board of directors officers for 2016-2017 are: Marianna Swaim, president; Taylor Sexton, first vice president; Jeff Wetmore, vice president finance; Emily Blanton, secretary; and Brad Williams, vice president facilities. Joining the board to serve three years is Lindsay Starrett of NC Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Group. Other board members include: Greg Alcorn, president of Global Contact Services; Pam Abernathy, F&M Bank; Paula Dibley, Rowan Cabarrus Community College; Megan Ferden, The Lettered Lily; Karen Hobson, Historic Salisbury Foundation; Carly Stephenson, TWC News; and Traci Williams, Crescent Construction Services.

Faith native composed music for tonight’s PBS 9/11 film 

Cliff Retallick, now of Los Angeles, but who grew up in Faith and still lives there part of the year, has composed music for the PBS film “For the Love of Their Brother” which airs on WTVI at 6 p.m. tonight at 6 p.m.

The film is about a firefighter, Stephen Siller, who lost his life fighting to rescue people from the burning World Trade Centers after running through the Lincoln Tunnel wearing all of his gear. His family now honors him and all who fell that day with a marathon that traces his run through the tunnel and raises money for the charity Tunnels To Towers.

Retallick also contributed an original song to the film, which he performs.

Reunion news

Efird Family: 100th Efird Family Reunion, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. at St. Martin Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Albemarle. Games, raffles, more.

Isenhour Family: KANNAPOLIS — 1 p.m. until, Sept. 18. First Wesleyan Church, 301 Bethpage Road. Bring your favorite dish to share. Don’t forget your pictures.

Northwest Cabarrus High School: Anniversary Celebration Oct. 15. See facebook page at or call Ms. Browning at 704-788-4111, ext 105.

A.L. Brown High School: KANNAPOLIS — Class of 1961’s 55th reunion on Oct. 22 at new City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, at 6 p.m. For more information call J. D. Whitmire at 704-773-0952.


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