WEDDINGTON COUNTRY FESTIVAL
Barbara Harrison – Weddington Councilwoman & Event Coordinator
The Town of Weddington, NC will hold its annual Weddington Country Festival, featuring “Art at the Corners” on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Town Hall at 1924 Weddington Road and the Weddington Corners Shopping Center located behind Town Hall (Downtown Weddington). The Town of Weddington is proud to bring to Union County their annual Weddington Country Festival. The festival will bring old fashioned family fun for all ages once again to the heart of the community. The day will feature local Weddington artists and artists from the Waxhaw and Union County Arts Council. Artists will display paintings, pottery, jewelry, hand-painted clothing and sculptures for sale in our “Art at the Corners” art gallery. “Kids Corner” will include all day – old fashioned family fun for all. Children can explore their creative side at our arts and crafts area. If adventure and exercise are what you are seeking come bounce in our giant inflatable slide or Moon Bounce, or ride the Trackless train or super spinner. We will have many activities to keep your family well entertained from face painting to hula hoop or limbo contests for various age groups. We will have the Whispering Hope Farm petting zoo and Walk in the Woods featuring environmental education program with live animals. Calling all bakers, dust off your recipes and enter to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize in the Best of Weddington Baking Contest. Senior Citizens ages 65 and up will be served a free BBQ picnic with all the “fixings” from 11:30 until 1 pm. The BBQ will be held right behind Weddington Town Hall. Our live music features the Hinson Girls who will be performing throughout the day. The Town of Weddington was established in 1983 and is proud of its rural atmosphere and “down home” feel. In the past our community has gathered together for festivals and fairs with a rich history of fun family events. Come join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 as we recreate that community spirit once again at 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington, North Carolina. For further information and event schedules visit our website: www.townofweddington.com.
THE HINSON GIRLS
For the 3rd year in a row the Hinson Girls will be performing at Weddington’s Country Festival. The festival is on September 20th from 10am to 4pm at town hall, 1924 Weddington Road. The Hinson Girls are four sisters from Lancaster, SC who have been performing bluegrass gospel music since 2009. Their love for music has brought them closer together, and opened many opportunities to share their talents. In March 2012, they won 1st place at the SC Bluegrass Band Championship held at the Renofest Bluegrass Festival in Hartsville, SC. In July 2012, they were featured on WBTV Charlotte, NC’s “Carolina Camera”. The girls hope to perform bluegrass music for many years to come and encourage other young fans to enjoy and participate in this wonderful genre of music. Their shows are from 10:45 – 11:30, 12:00 – 12:45 and 1:30 – 2:15. So come on out and enjoy the music and chat with your neighbors!
ART AT THE CORNERS
Letter to Artists 2014
Weddington Art at the Corners Application
Baking Contest Rules and Regulations and Entry Form
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC MEETING
Union County is in the process of gathering public input for the new Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan. Citizen opinions will help determine the priorities for developing parks and recreational opportunities for the next several years, so it is essential to hear from residents throughout Union County.
A public meeting has been set as indicated below. The purpose of the meeting is to allow our citizens to receive a brief overview of the overall process for updating previous plans, to review available charted data, and finally, provide their input to the process during a group session. The information obtained will be used along with other research materials to help form a foundation in building the overall final recommended plan. Every Union County citizen is encouraged to attend to assist in creating the plan that will be used as our parks and recreation roadmap for the next 10 years. “Be part of the Process; Your Opinion Counts!”
Day/Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2104
Location: Union County Agricultural Services Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC
Special note: Attendees’ names will be entered into a drawing for door prizes to include a weekend stay in a cabin at Cane Creek Park. (You must be present to win.)
Please e-mail questions concerning this public meeting to ParksandRecPlan@unioncountync.gov or call Bill Whitley, Division Director, Parks and Recreation at 704-283-3611.
UNION COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION SURVEY
Please let Union County Parks and Recreation Department know your thoughts on the recreation needs in Union County for the future. A short survey has been placed on the County’s Website to allow you to provide your input. This survey takes approximately 7 minutes. This data will be used to develop the Union County Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan. Once adopted, this plan will serve as a road map for the next ten years.
The County’s website is www.co.union.nc.us. (The survey button is located on the home page.)
OFFICE HOURS – REPRESENTATIVE FROM CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER'S OFFICE
In an effort to serve the citizens of Union County with convenient, local office hours, Ms. Linda Ferster, a Representative from Congressman Robert Pittenger’s Office will be at the Weddington Town Hall every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to assist local residents with assistance with the following items: Social Security, Medicare, Passports, Immigration, Veterans Benefits, Small Business Issues, Etc.
The Town Hall address is 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington, NC 28104. Ms. Fersters is also having regular office hours in the Towns of Waxhaw, Stallings and Indian Trail. If you have questions or would like to call ahead an schedule and appointment, please call Linda at 704-362-1060.
PERMIT PROCESS FOR WEDDINGTON
The process to receive permits from the Town of Weddington will change effective March 31. The new process is as follows:
Monday by 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday by 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday by 1:00 p.m.
Friday by 9:00 a.m.
Friday by 1:00 p.m.
Monday at 12:00 p.m.
Permits can be emailed to Julian Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Woods at email@example.com, faxed to 704-844-6372 or brought in person to the Weddington Town Hall, 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington, NC 28104 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 to 1. The permit application can be found on the Town’s website at www.townofweddington.com. Fee will be due and payable upon receipt of permit at Town Hall.
Please call the Weddington Town Hall at 704-846-2709 with any questions.