Posted on 25 July 2011.
Zack Hall of Cornelius (right) enjoys the 'cooling station' with other kids at the Beach Bash on Saturday. (Rachel Goldstein / CorneliusNews.net)
Despite the extreme heat, about 800 people turned out to Bailey Road Park Saturday evening for a Beach Bash.
Part of the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department’s Summer Concerts in the Park series, the event featured The North Tower Band, playing oldies, beach music, top-40 hits and funk.
In addition to the music, children enjoyed different activities, including the Coca-Cola Discovery vehicle with Wii games, a mist tent and surf simulator.
CorneliuNews.net was pleased to sponsor the event.
Click on the first photo to view as a slideshow. [Photos by Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net]
(L-R) James Davis, Chris Grunert, Jeff Hymes and Corey Markham broke out their flip flops for the Beach Bash at Bailey Road Park.
(L-R) Christina and Logan MacQueen came prepared for the festivities at Bailey Road Park on Saturday, including the Hawaiian Hula Skirt Contest.
The North Tower Band performs at the Beach Bash
Zack Hall of Cornelius (right) enjoys the ‘cooling station’ with other kids at the Beach Bash on Saturday. (Rachel Goldstein / CorneliusNews.net)
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Events, PARC
Posted on 21 July 2011.
Cornelius Presbyterian Church prepares for its fourth annual blue grass festival, held every Saturday in August, featuring live music and barbecue. Read the full story
Posted in Church news, Cornelius, Events
Posted on 20 July 2011.
The drinks at the Dirty Martini table were smokin'. Literally. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
The Dirty Martini was among the vendors at the LKN Summer Soiree Tuesday night at The Palace.
Hosted by LKN Fun and My Uptown Fun, the event raised money for Autism Speaks and featured food and drinks from local vendors as well as live music from the band SuperGlide.
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Posted in Cornelius, Events, Fund-raisers, Kenton Place, Photo of the Day
Posted on 20 July 2011.
Two "littles" enjoy the water slide at Duke's Energy Explorium Saturday. (Nelson Bynum / Cornelius Today)
More than 600 people turned out for the seventh annual Big Day at the Lake event Saturday. The event raised more than $42,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. Read the full story
Posted in Events, Lake Norman, Nonprofits, Peninsula
Posted on 18 July 2011.
With a hot and sunny forecast this week, the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture department encourages community members to get out of the air conditioning and enjoy some ‘cool’ outdoor events under the stars. Read the full story
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Events, Lake Norman, PARC, Peninsula
Posted on 14 July 2011.
Community members enjoy last year's National Night Out. (Cornelius PD photo)
The Cornelius Police Department hosts a National Night Out event Aug. 2. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the annual event is free and open to the public, and aims to promote crime prevention and build positive police-community relationships. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cornelius neighborhoods, Events, PARC, Public safety
Posted on 14 July 2011.
Scouts in pack 72 marched in the Birkdale parade July 4.
The Cub Scouts of Pack 72 invite boys ages 6 to 10 who are interested in joining Scouts to a swim party Monday, July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pine Island Country Club. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Events
Posted on 12 July 2011.
More than 130 children and more than 70 local boat hosts have signed up to participate in the seventh annual “Big Day at the Lake” event for the children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte program. The event takes place this Saturday, July 16, on Lake Norman and is made possible through donations from a large number of corporate sponsors, individual donors and volunteers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer-based program that matches children with adult volunteers. The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are primarily inner city children in low income, single parent families. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides them with caring adult mentors who expose them to new activities and experiences while fostering positive relationships.
Most of the children have never had the opportunity to go to Lake Norman to boat, swim or fish. Through Big Day, Lake Norman families serve as boat hosts and take the “Bigs” and “Littles” out for a morning of lake activities. Following these individual experiences aboard the boats, all the mentors, children and boat host families gather at Duke’s Energy Explorium for a cookout, including food, music from 107.9 The Link, a water slide, the Coca Cola Gaming Van, Bruster’s Ice Cream, and other fun picnic activities.
“The sponsorships and volunteer commitments we receive are amazing,” Cornelius resident Dave Yochum said. “Each year the event gains more momentum and the outpouring of generosity is more than we could have ever imagined.” Mr. Yochum is the editor of Business Today and Cornelius Today and started the Big Day at the Lake event seven years ago.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
For more information, visit the event website, www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com.
Posted in Cornelius, Events, Lake Norman, Nonprofit news