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Lakeside party to help HealthReach fix the roof

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Ada Jenkins Center's "Fire" 5k and barbecue festival is April 17.

fund-raisers logoMooresville’s HealthReach free medical clinic has seen a 50 percent jump in visits by its uninsured patients since 2008 and needs help meeting operating expenses, as well as new roof. To raise a bit of cash, the clinic will host a “Raise the Roof Soiree” Saturday, March 20, at a lakefront home.

Also below: Free cone day is coming up March 23 at Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop and they’ll let you be a guest scooper if you bring in supplies for Ada Jenkins Center’s Loaves & Fishes pantry. Meanwhile, Ada Jenkins Center’s Fire fund-raiser and 5k road race will be April 17. And it’s that time of year for fund-raising golf tournaments. Davidson Day and the Lions Club have April tourneys in the works.


The Raise the Roof Soiree for HealthReach will be at the Mooresville lakefront home of Ron and Amie Carroll on Saturday, March 20, from 7-10 p.m.

The Mooresville South Iredell Chamber Leadership class of 2010 is organizing the event.

HealthReach provides medical, dental, pharmacological, chiropractic and health education services. Patients have no health insurance including Medicare/Medicaid, and make less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The clinic pharmacy fills prescriptions for patients outside the area and includes referrals from the ADA Jenkins center in Davidson.

The need for these services continues to increase as the area population grows and the cost of affordable healthcare grows. In 2009, HealthReach saw a 50 percent increase in patient visits compared to 2008. The clinic is staffed to many health care professionals who donate their services.

Proceeds from the soiree will help pay for roof repairs and operating expenses. Tickets are $100 and include food, drink, silent auction, music.

RSVP by calling HealthReach Community Clinic 704-663-1992.

The Davidson College crew invites the public to a charity regatta for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 20 at the Davidson College lake campus.

Teams from Davidson, Wake Forest, Duke, College of Charleston, UNC Wilmington and Charlotte Youth Rowing will compete at the Davidson College Lake Campus on Langtree Road (I-77 exit 31) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will feature a variety of races in eight-person and four-person boats on the college’s 2,000 meter course, which is positioned to give fans a good view of the finish line.

The college chapter of Habitat for Humanity will present craft activities for children and information about the organization throughout the day. Donations and proceeds from concession sales and merchandise sales will be donated to Habitat.

For more information, contact Davidson crew club president Bekah Landfried at 585-356-5296, or visit


Karen Toney, manager of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop, 202 S. Main St., is organizing free cone day for March 23, which also happens to be her birthday. She’s looking for a few good scoopers to help dish out some of the 2,000 or so free scoops they’ll give away that day.

Bring in any needed item for the Ada Jenkins Center’s Loaves & Fishes Pantry – baby formula, diapers, pasta, canned food, toiletries, and other non perishables – “and we’ll add your name to a drawing for three lucky people to assist us on the best day of the year,” Karen says. The more you bring, the more you are entered. (Limit one entry per day.) Items will be accepted through March 20 at the shop.

More information: 704-892-0604.


Ada Jenkins Center at 212 Gamble St. on Davidson’s West Side will have its 2nd annual “Fire” 5k, Family Fun Run & BBQ Festival on Saturday, April 17.

Registration fee for the race is $25 in advance, and $35 the day of the event. Registration for the Run begins at 8 a.m. with the Race start at 10 a.m.

Race registration includes barbecue feast and music afterward, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Separate barbecue tickets are $10.

The festival includes a barbecue cook-off competition, local restaurants, celebrities, live music, and entertainment for children. Take-away meals available.

Sponsors are being sought, as well as cooks in the barbecue competition. If interested, contact Georgia Krueger or Natisha Rivera at 704-896-0471. More information:


The 3rd annual Habitat for Humanity Car Show, hosted by Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, will be held on April 18 from 2-6 p.m. in the Habitat ReStore parking lot, 20414 N. Main St., Cornelius. Proceeds from the event will benefit Our Towns Habitat for Humanity’s Youth United group.

Youth United fully funds and builds a new home every other year. They are building their four home currently, which should be completed by May.

This year’s entries will comprise of sports cars, muscle cars, vintage cars, replicas, hot rods and show cars. Admission to the Car Show is free and visitors will have the chance to buy raffle tickets for $5. Show entry fees are $20 for early registration and $25 on the day of the event. The car registration fee includes five raffle tickets. The event will include food, raffle prizes, a DJ, entertainment and more.

To register a vehicle for the Car Show, contact Kate Jetton at Our Towns Habitat for Humanity at 704-896-8957 ext. 1120 or


SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 7-10 p.m., home of Ron & Amie Carroll, 171 Washam Road, Mooresville – “Raise the Roof Soiree” to benefit HealthReach, a free medical clinic for the uninsured in Mooresville, Mount Mourne and Troutman. Proceeds will help pay for a roof repair and operating expenses. Tickets $100 and include food, drink, silent auction, music. RSVP by calling HealthReach Community Clinic 704-663-1992.

SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fitness Together, 610 Jetton St. – Charity fitness challenge where you and a guest can come in for a workout that benefits Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte. Donate school supplies, after-school fitness equipment or $10 check and join the team challenge workout. Details:, or 704-895-6044. Also, at Cornelius Fitness Together, 17039 Kenton Place Drive, suite 101-A.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 10 a.m., Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson – Fire 5K, Family Fun Run and BBQ Festival. Race registration $25 in advance, $35 the day of the race. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 5K and fun run, which start at 10 a.m. Post-event BBQ and music start at 11 a.m. Barbecue tickets $10. To register for the run or for more information, visit

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2-6 p.m., Our Towns Habitat ReSTORE parking lot, 20414 N. Main St., Cornelius – 3rd Annual Car Show, hosted by Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from the event will benefit Our Towns Habitat for Humanity’s Youth United group, which is building a home this spring. To register a vehicle for the Car Show, contact Kate Jetton at Our Towns Habitat for Humanity at 704-896-8957 ext. 1120 or

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 12:30 p.m., River Run Country Cub, Davidson – 8th Annual Tee It Up for Davidson Day School Golf Tournament. Registration and warm-up begins at 11, lunch at 11:30, shotgun start 12:30, awards and dinner 5:30. Fund-raiser for the school. Register online at

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1 p.m., River Run Country Club, Davidson – Sixth Annual Russell B. Knox Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by the Lions clubs of Cornelius/Lake Norman, Davidson, Huntersville and North Charlotte. Cash prizes for winning teams, free putting and driving clinics, senior division, Hole in One contest for cars or a lawn tractor. Benefits Lions Club programs. Also, bring a used pair of eyeglasses and exchange it for a free golf ball. More info, call Ed Roberts at 704-892-0276, or pick up a brochure at Knox Realty, Davidson.

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