Farmers Market to host food festival
The Union County Farmers Market located at 805 Skyway Drive in Monroe will host the Carolina Home Grown Food Festival Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.
This fun family event will feature food, music, demonstrations, information and children’s activities. WIXE Radio will be broadcasting live from the festival.
The festival is sponsored by the Union County Master Gardeners. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-283-3822.
School district helps community
Union County Public Schools educators gave back to the community recently by participating in the United Way’s Day of Caring on Aug. 29, 2011.
Shiloh Elementary’s administrators, teachers and teacher assistants and their families worked together to help enhance the Winchester Head Start campus in Monroe, while other UCPS educators, including Superintendent Dr. Ed Davis and several other UCPS superintendents and directors, worked on private residences.
The Shiloh group cleaned school buses, painted doors and power washed the building, while the others helped with such things as painting, cleaning gutters and pruning shrubs and flower beds of area homes.
CMC-Union to offer free cancer screenings
Carolinas Medical Center-Union will offer free skin cancer screenings Sept. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Edwards Cancer Center, 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe, NC. Screenings will be performed by dermatologists Elizabeth Grattan and James Seward.
“Skin cancer is one of the most common form of cancer in the United States,” Donna Little, Oncology Program manager at CMC-Union, said. “The best defense against this disease is to find and treat it early which is why undergoing regular skin cancer screenings is so important.”
Skin cancer screenings take an estimated five minutes and involve a head-to-toe skin assessment. A health professional looks for suspicious areas, such as discolored or misshapen moles. People with possible skin cancer or precancerous conditions will be referred either to their family physician or to a dermatologist for further tests.
Pre-registration for screenings is required and space is limited. To register, call 704-283-3265.
School board appoints new principals
At their Sept. 6 meeting, Superintendent Ed Davis informed the school board of two principal reassignments. Benton Heights Elementary principal Mike Harvey will be reassigned to Monroe Middle School, in the wake of Dr. Montrio Belton’s resignation. Dr. Belton took a position with the South Carolina Department of Education.
Also the Board of Education approved Harvey’s replacement, naming current Central Academy assistant principal Lynette McCoy to the post at Benton Heights.