Town supports women with breast cancer
INDIAN TRAIL – Town of Indian Trail staff last month raised awareness of breast cancer and helped fund local efforts to support women in need.
Staff wore pink Thursdays in October, donating $1 each time for the Firefighters for the Cure nonprofit. They raised $95.
“We are honored to be able to give back to our community in whatever way we can,” Communications Director Mike Parks said. “We encourage all our residents to learn the warning signs of breast cancer and to reach out to our nonprofit partner Firefighters for the Cure if they are in need.”
The parks and recreation department partnered with Firefighters for the Cure to host a 5K race, with proceeds from the event helping provide mammograms for uninsured women. A mobile unit provided nearly 40 mammograms.
Visit www.firefightersforthecure.org for details.
Comments sought for proposed N.C. 16 widening
CHARLOTTE – The public is invited to provide input on a project under development to widen a section of Providence Road (N.C. 16) between Rea Road and Waxhaw Parkway.
Increased growth in the Waxhaw area over the last decade has resulted in higher traffic volumes, supporting the need to widen N.C. 16, according to the NCDOT.
A public meeting takes place 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Weddington United Methodist Church (Helms Hall), 13901 Providence Road. People may drop in at any time.
Those who cannot attend the meeting may submit comments in writing, phone or email by Nov. 19.
Contact NCDOT Division Project Manager Travis Preslar at TJpreslar@ncdot.gov or 704-845-1151 to submit comments.
Common Heart offers poverty simulation
INDIAN TRAIL– Common Heart’s Advocates for Change program will allow people to walk a month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty.
The Community Action Poverty Simulation takes place 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Stallings United Methodist Church. Students are welcome for the free event. Register at www.Pov erty.CommonHeart.org.
The Missouri Community Action Network developed the simulation to break down stereotypes. The interactive event increases understanding and inspires change to rethink poverty.
Families who are living in poverty or have experienced poverty are also encouraged to attend and share their experiences.
HR department wins award
MONROE – NEOGOV, a company specializing in human resources software for the public sector, presented Union County with the “Highest of High Five” award at its annual conference in early October.
The award recognizes Union County as a leader among public sector entities in maximizing Perform features in 2018 and maintaining an outstanding evaluation completion rate.
Union County’s constant care and feeding of the active evaluations provides a stellar example for what a NEOGOV client should be doing, according to Geoff Brown, Perform product manager.
Union County was also featured as a case study during the conference to highlight its performance evaluation best practices as an example to other public sector agencies.
Bake sale benefits charity
INDIAN TRAIL – The seventh annual United Methodist Women Craft and Bake Sale will benefit nonprofits like Common Heart, Turning Point and The Tree House.
The sale features table and tree decorations, angels, wreaths, bowl koozies and a special table for children to pick out gifts for family and teachers. A silent auction will be available.
The event takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road.
Dental office helps veterans
INDIAN TRAIL – Pleasant Plains Dental is giving back to those who have served in the military through Veteran Smile Day.
The company is offering limited dental services, including a hygiene visit or extraction, at no cost for those who present a veteran ID. Reservations are required.
The promotion takes place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the clinic, 5850 U.S. 74 W. Call 704-246-3411 , ext. 3.
Certified Collision Services earns recognition
MONROE – Certified Collision Services has been Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating The criteria are based upon auto manufacturer requirements.
Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
“This certification helps to let our customers know they are dealing with highly trained professionals that care about them and will assure that their vehicle is repaired right to ensure its safety and performance,” owner Mark Tantillo said.
Certified Collision Services is officially recognized by Assured Performance, FCA, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia and Infiniti.
Village of Lake Park collects for Toys for Tots
INDIAN TRAIL – The Village of Lake Park is collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
Drop off toys 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays through Dec. 14 at Lake Park Community Center, 3801 Lake Park Road.
Call 704-882-8657 for details.