People & Places Sunday, July 7

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 7, 2019

Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter Attends DAR national convention
WASHINGTON, DC — More than 4,000 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution convened in the nation’s capital for the 128th Continental Congress, a week-long convention consisting of business sessions, committee meetings, and social functions, topped off with formal evening ceremonies at which national DAR award winners are honored.
In attendance were chapter Regent Sandy Czuba and members Caron Myers and Trudy Hall of the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele chapter, which is based in Salisbury.
Hall served as a delegate in the daytime business sessions.
At the Opening Night Ceremony, Alex Trebek was honored in absentia with the DAR Americanism Award. The National Defense Night Ceremony, honoring our nation’s military personnel and veterans, welcomed LTG Nadja West, Surgeon General of the United States Army.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. To learn more, visit


‘The American Revolution in North & South Carolina’
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates present ‘The American Revolution in North & South Carolina’ at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8.
Bob Boynton and John Misenheimer will show and tell about the uniforms, military gear, actions of the American and British Armies, focusing on the different perspectives of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution in the Carolinas and the affects of the Revolution on the Carolinas.
Revisit the battles of such places as Beattie’s Ford, Camden, Cowpens, Cowan’s Ford, Sherrill’s Ford, Waxhaw and others as well as the “Race to the Dan River.”
A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.

Rowan Redbuds Garden Club
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met June 27, in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library. President Carol Comer presided. If you are interested in visiting the club, call 704-633-2091 for more information.

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games return
Grandfather Mountain — From July 11-14, blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the most highly acclaimed highland games in the country.
The event begins Thursday, July 11, with border collie sheepherding demonstrations, Celtic entertainment, the running of “The Bear” uphill foot race and the opening ceremonies.
The Games truly get underway at the torchlight ceremony on Thursday evening, where representatives of more than 100 clans participate in the “raising of the clans.”
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with competitions in traditional heavyweight Scottish athletic events, highland dancing competitions, bagpipe band parades, piping, drumming and harp competitions, sheepherding demonstrations by Scottish border collies and concerts, featuring a colorful soundscape of Celtic music.
For the wee ones, the Games will again host youth highland wrestling clinics and competitions, foot races and tug-of-war battles.
Live music includes Seven Nations, Nic Hudson, Brother Angus, Wolf Loescher and Blue Ridge Bass, while the Saturday Celtic sessions feature Alasdair White, Ed Miller, Chambless and Muse, Mari Black and Piper Jones Band.
For more information, call 828-733-1333, or email
Tickets are $5-75 at or 828-733-1333.


Waistcoat workshop
In two sessions: July 20 and 27 from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Backcountry Peddler sponsors a workshop on how to make an 18th-century man’s waistcoat led by tailor Drew Neill.
Participants should attend both sessions to cover all the material and complete the waistcoat.
Cost: $40 per session, plus materials. A detailed list will be supplied upon registration.
To register contact Janet Pyatt at the Back Country Peddler, 704-431-6588 or 704-231-6678.


Utzman-Chambers House celebrates 200th anniversary
Save the date: Rowan Museum invites you to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Utzman Chambers House at 116 South Jackson St. on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 4-6 p.m.
Regency Period re-enactors and Board members will greet guests, play period games with children, serve light refreshments, and share information about house, the period, and the collection. The event is free and children of all ages are welcome.
Donations for the upkeep of this property are appreciated.


South Salisbury Fire Department annual meeting
Monday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. at the fire station, 3207 Old Concord Road between East Ritchie Road and Corporate Center Drive.
Tours of the facility and vehicles as well as light refreshments will be available following the meeting.

Have you ever thought about volunteering? We are currently looking for men and women who wish to serve. You do not need prior experience to apply. We are looking for firefighters, medical responders, driver and truck operators, support personnel and anyone wishing to make a significant difference in their community.
Stop by the fire station, email or call 704-637-3873 for more information.


The 18th Annual NC Blackberry Festival
LENOIR — The 18th Annual NC Blackberry Festival will be taking place on July 12-13 in Downtown Lenoir.
Friday festivities include the Blackberry Summer Jam, the Blackberry Pageant, live music by the Gotcha Groove Band, shopping at vendor booths, the Glow Run 5K and One Mile Fun Run.
Saturday includes the Presentation of Colors ceremony, The Blackberry Cobbler Brigade, more live music , the Blackberry Eating Contest and the Blackberry Patch Kids Zone.
Visit for more information.



One Church One Child Rowan County
ROCOC reports an abundance of school supplies collected from last year, enough for this year and maybe next year. Churches and organizations are invited to collect the following instead of school supplies: sheets of all sizes including crib sheets; blankets and comforters, towels and wash cloths, new bed pillows.
Those interested in volunteering can contact Jon Hunter, ROCOC Ministry Coordinator, Main Street United Methodist church, 1312 N. Main St., by email at or visit or 704-216-7914
Prospective Foster Parent informational meeting is Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Rowan County DSS, 1813 E. Innes St. in the large conference room.


Call for Volunteers
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center needs volunteers of all ages. Join the caring staff and give back to the Community. Contact:

2019 National Night Out
Neighborhoods in Salisbury are encouraged to host a National Night Out celebration, Tuesday, Aug. 6, with music, food, children’s games and other outdoor activities.
Founded in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and builds neighborhood camaraderie and increases awareness of local law enforcement programs such as neighborhood watch and anti-crime initiatives.
Salisbury neighborhoods, along with Parks and Recreation and the Salisbury Police Department, are expected to welcome residents at various apartment complexes, the Fred Evans pool, churches, the Women’s Club, City Park and the Salvation Army.
Post your photos of National Night Out on social media using the hashtag #SalisburyNightOut.
Contact your neighborhood leader or Officer Rebecca Sexton at, or 704-638-5333, for more information.

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