People & Places Sunday, July 29
Celebrating Wallas’ 99th birthday
The past employees of Brad Reagan Inc. came together Saturday, July 21 to visit with their co-worker Wallas Hylton and to celebrate his upcoming 99th birthday. Hylton retired as Merchandise Manager with BRI in 1999 after a 50-year career with the company. Friends came from as far away as Atlanta to be with Wallas this day and share in all the stories and memories of their days together.
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Auxiliary
The Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded Volunteer Scholarships to four area high school graduates that participated in the Junior Volunteer program. The recipients and their parents were honored with a luncheon at the Auxiliary’s July meeting. The Junior Volunteer program at NHRMC allows teens ages 14 to 18 the opportunity to explore and experience various areas of healthcare.
Scholarship recipients are Ellyson Burks, a Gray Stone Day School graduate who plans to attend East Carolina University as a nursing major. Elly is the daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Burks. Mary Kaufmann, daughter of James and Elizabeth Kaufmann, graduated from Salisbury High and plans to attend Davidson College pursing a degree in psychology and philosophy. Chandler Lippard graduated from Salisbury High and is the son of Steve and Stacy Lippard. He plans to attend East Carolina University for a degree in biology. Kaitlyn Thompson is a graduate of East Rowan High School and plans to study nursing at Stanley County Community College. She is the daughter of Kevin Derrick Thompson.
The Rowan Republican Women will host a Meet the Candidates Picnic 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. This is an opportunity for the public to meet Republican candidates running for local and state-wide offices, as well as candidates for North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges. The candidates will be available to speak about current issues, as well as answer questions. Follow the signs to Shelter 6 at Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, and enjoy a hotdog, chips, cookies and a drink. For more information call 704-637-3282.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Senior Seasons Gift Shop was formed to raise money for the Senior Adult Education and Activity Program. It focuses on suppliers who donate a portion of their proceeds to international missions. The monies in this “locked fund” are only used for the Senior Adult Ministry that is open to the entire community.
St. John’s received grants from the Synod for two programs, one-time gifts to seed the programs and get them started. The long range goal is for them to become self-sustaining.
Proceeds from the Gift Shop help fund the Senior Academy, which offers a curriculum of Bible study and other continuing education.
This Fall, classes will be offered on writing one’s memoir and another entertainment type class on local folklore, including a cemetery tour and a tour of the Rowan Museum.
The Memoir class is $40 and the Folklore class is $30. These fees cover expenses for speakers and materials. The Academy, special meals or other events are supplemented from the Gift Shop Fund.
While not always free, efforts are made to make this ministry as affordable as possible so that anyone can participate. Scholarships are available for classes and trips.
The Senior Seasons Academy is a 6-week adult learning program, offered twice per year, that is open to anyone in the community. The Senior Seasons Ministry also offers day trips, get togethers, and other activities.
The shop is currently offering end-of-season discounts on mission-related items including children’s toys, books, handbags, baby gifts, scarves, toiletries, African baskets, greeting cards, candles, sachet pouches and more.
It is open Tuesday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Sunday 9-11 a.m. or by appointment. Located at 200 West Innes Street, inside Peeler Hall. Call 704-636-3431 for information.
CONCORD — A truly unique traveling event is headed to Cabarrus County. The Pinto Stampede, a collection of rare vintage Ford Pintos, is traversing around Cabarrus County Aug. 2-3.
Nothing is more ’70s and more nostalgic than a vintage Ford Pinto. Once millions were on the road. Now they are a rare site indeed, but to see dozens together is a once-in-a-lifetime event. For more information see www.pintostampede.com
Aug. 3 locations:
− 8:30 a.m. Roush Fenway Racing Museum, 4202 Roush Place, Concord
− 10:30 a.m. Penske Racing, 200 Penske Way, Mooresville
− 1:30 p.m. NC Racing Hall of Fame, 119 Knob Hill Road, Mooresville