Elloree Erwin sent in this report on Monday’s drive-through birthday celebration for her sister Sarah Stevenson:
“The drive by was a GREAT success. We expected 50 vehicles; we had 48. The entire drive by was recorded. Nathan, with WCCB, did a great job recording.
“Sarah was able to be brought outside into the courtyard. It was more than six feet, but we had a good view of her. She was able to remain throughout the entire celebration. She was especially happy to have Natheley there and so was I. Natheley, thanks again for all you help.
“Many, many, thanks to all who came by. It was good to see everyone, though at a distance, it was wonderful. Many thanks to my daughter, Kandyce, who helped with the shopping and set-up.
“Three of Sarah’s four sisters, Izetta, Queen, Esther and me, Elloree, were present, along with our last brother, Edward Lewis, and Sarah’s son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jean.
“Special note to John Powell, who brought the beautiful mums. The center will plant a memorial garden in Sarah’s honor. Thanks so much, John.
“Finally, thanks to the FIRE, POLICE and SHERIFF’S OFFICES for all their help with traffic control.”
WCCB’s video news item on the day’s events is here.
Stephen Valder sent in a suggestion that Forum participants help name a three-screen nonprofit arthouse community cinema expected to open in about a year at 4237 Raleigh St. in a building used recently by a church and, earlier, by Faul & Crymes sporting goods operations near the old Tryon Mall. Offer a name here. GoFundMe site and info here.
Oct. 29: Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Infrastructure Series: Transitional Part 2, 11 a.m. via Zoom, $10.
Oct. 29: “Be a Mental Health Voter: What You Need to Know As You Go to the Polls,” free Zoom, 6:30-8 p.m. Flier here. Register here.
Oct. 31: Four drive-in workshops on Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, to be held at Park Expo, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. Movie shown after fourth workshop. Details here. Register here.
Nov. 12: Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Infrastructure Series: Transformational Part 1, 11 a.m. via Zoom, $10.
Nov. 19: “Caregiving Through Holidays,” 12:30 p.m., a virtual MeckMIN Food for Thought session with Coury O’Donoghue, Alzheimer’s Association. Register here.
Dec. 3: Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Infrastructure Series: Transformational Part 2, 11 a.m. via Zoom, $10.
Dec. 17: “Gender Roles in Scripture,” 12:30 p.m., a virtual MeckMIN Food for Thought session with Dr. Hadia Mubarak, Rev. Glencie Rhedrick, and Rabbi Judy Schindler. Register here.
Jan. 21: Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Awards virtual ceremony, 6-8 p.m. Nomination criteria here.
Through Nov. 3: “Reclaim Our Vote” phone banking into voter suppression states, including North Carolina, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Details.
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