Independence Day Celebrations around Statesville, Iredell County and Lake Norman NC

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Are you searching for Independence Day Celebrations in the Statesville and Lake Norman areas.  The Statesville Real Estate Guide has put together a comprehensive list of activities and festivals to help you celebrate all week long.  From Troutman NC to Charlotte NC, you will find fun for the whole family with parades, festivals and fireworks.  As always, enjoy the holiday but most important, stay safe.  I have included a link to some great tips for keeping your fireworks fun and safe from the Iredell County Fire Marshall

 

8th Annual Troutman Independence Day Parade:   Saturday June 30th 11:00, Main Street Troutman. 

Enjoy an old fashion, small town parade. Help celebrate our country’s Independence by either viewing or participating in this totally free event with over 150 units in the parade including floats, music, marching units, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, motorcycles, military units, horses, submarines, classic and antique cars, fire engines, beauty queens, re-enactment groups, politicians, WWII vehicles, trains, planes, and many more surprises. We are proud to honor Tuskegee Airmen as our Grand Marshals.

Troutman 2012 Independence Day Festival:  Saturday June 30th from 5 –9 p.m. with fireworks at 9:00 p.m.  Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman

Come out and enjoy a full day of activities with the parade, the Town of Troutman Independence Celebration festival, and ending with a breathtaking fireworks display.  Enjoy live music by Outlaw 21(Rock) and Coming up Brass (Beach) plus great food and fun for the kids.

Signal Hill Mall – Statesville

Queens Landing – Lake Norman:   Wednesday, July 4th 7:00 p.m.  Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy fireworks over the lake from your boat or if you prefer land, bring your chairs to the Melanie L. Williams Amphitheatre at Queens Landing and listen to the sounds of Joey Bishop and the News.  If you would like even more, how about dinner and a cruise aboard the Lady of the Lake or the Catawba Queen!  What a great way to celebrate the evening.

Lake Norman Yacht Club – Mooresville: June 30th and July 1st 

As host, Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC invites you to the 2012 Independence Day Regatta. We promise you good sailboat racing, dinner, entertainment and, of course, “FIREWORKS”. Come and join the fun. Camping at the club is available. No pets allowed.

Trump National Golf Club – Mooresville: July 4th (at the Point)

This will be the biggest and brightest in the area for sure. The show at Trump National Golf Club of Charlotte will by far be the largest in the county. The show will be the first at the golf club since Businessman Donald Trump purchased it in Mooresville, and the mortars and shells for the show are so large the Fire Marshal’s office is requiring New York-based BAY Fireworks Pyrotechnic Engineering to notify the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport that night so airplanes can be directed on another flight path.  So look out for this one and be ready for some boat traffic!

Lake Norman YMCA- Mooresville: July 3rd 5-10 p.m. United States flag and two fireworks

FUN, FAMILY & FIREWORKS
Celebrate with fun, family and fireworks at the largest Independence Day celebration in the Lake Norman area – the Lowe’s YMCA July 3 Summer Celebration! We invite the entire community to join us for family fun, kids games, inflatables, live music and entertainment, vendors and, of course, fireworks presented by Valspar Paint.
IGNITE BRIGHTER POSSIBILITIES
The July 3 Summer Celebration is more than just a fireworks show, it is an event that helps the Y impact the Mooresville community. Proceeds from this event help the Y build a healthier community, improve children’s literacy skills in Y Readers, and provide cancer survivors with free wellness classes through LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. All proceeds directly impact the local community through the Lowe’s YMCA Community Support Campaign.

 

Events for Charlotte and surrounding areas:  Here is a great list for the Charlotte region that includes:

Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival
Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular
Cornelius will host a 4th of July celebration
Birkdale Village in Huntersville will host a 4th of July celebration

 

2012 Easter Events for Statesville, Mooresville and Iredell County

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The Easter Bunny has been spotted in several locations around the county but we are still searching for more locations:  Here is a starter list of Easter events for 2012 around the area.  This is not a complete list and information is not guaranteed.  Please contact the organization for further details and to confirm the dates and times.

 

 

MARCH 31, 2012

Community Easter Egg Hunt- First Baptist Church

Saturday, March 31, 2012

10:00 AM to Noon ~ Family Life Center and Front Lawn

For children through Grade 5

Come and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn, and stay for lunch and storytime by Sam Shope, author of A Donkey’s Tale.

Please pre-registerif possible, to help with our planning. If more than one child is coming, please register them separately. (Preregistration requested but not required).Thank you!

 

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308 Island Ford Rd.
Statesville, NC 28625
(704) 924-8322

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31st
10 – 11am
Children of all ages are invited to join us for our annual
Easter Egg Hunt. You may even get to see the Easter Bunny!

 

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TOWN OF MOORESVILLE

Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny is making his way to Mooresville and he will be bringing
eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes!! The Annual Mooresville Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31st at 2:00pm at N. Main Park at 1474 N. Main Street. The hunt will be for children in grades K-3. Bring your camera – there will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Rain Date: Sunday, April 1. For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt contact Ti Farmer at tfarmer@ci.mooresville.nc.us or call the Mooresville Recreation Department at 704-663-7026.

 

 

APRIL 7, 2012

 

City of Statesville Parks and Rec Dept

It’s time for the annual Spring Egg Hunt.
Join us at Lakewood Park on April 07, 2012 at 10:00am.
This is a free event for children age 10 and younger.
After the Egg Hunt enjoy lots of other great activities.
For more details click the link below
http://www.ci.statesville.nc.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jDKFfIcYBlE%3D&tabid=184

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St. Johns Lutheran Church

740 North Center St. – Statesville, NC       (704) 873-0222

April 7 Easter Egg Hunt
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 at 10 am — for kids ages 2 –12, on the church grounds, weather permitting. In case of rain, we will be in Fellowship Hall. Candy Needed! We would appreciate candy donations to fill our eggs—please put the candy in the box outside of the office.

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ZOOTASTIC

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Lets celebrate Easter with Zootastic’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday April 7, 2012 from 9am – 5pm. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for the Easter Egg Hunts. We will have 3 age groups of hunts each as seperate times. There will also be all kinds of events all day long. Check back for more info and to Pre-Register as we get a little closer to Easter.

Don’t wait until the last minute to register we had over 2000 participate in our Easter Egg Hunt last year and we hid over 15,000 eggs as are going to make it bigger and better this year!!

Click here for more information

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LATTA PLANTATION – HUNTERSVILLE

 

Join us on April 7th, 2012for the 6th Annual Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt! Children ages 1-10 can hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Each hunt time will include three separate hunt areas, and many grand prize eggs will be hidden for each group throughout the day! Grand prizes include Easter baskets, summer camp scholarships, family memberships, and more! Before and after your hunt time, you can visit the farm animals, listen to live music by the carriage barn, get a free Easter tattoo, make a chick craft to take home, and explore the plantation house and grounds. Families are welcome to bring a picnic

Click here for information

 

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It was a magical evening for Princess Night at Chick-fil-A Statesville NC 2012

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Well…. I can say that Chick-Fil-A of Statesville NC did it again for the children and especially the princesses of the Statesville area.  Once a year they offer a princess night and go all out to make it a magical evening of fun.  I had the pleasure of escorting my 3 year old granddaughter to the event and oh what fun we had!  We arrived early to beat the crowd and was just the second ride out on the horse drawn carriage rides provided by the Carolina Carriage Company.  My little princess felt just like Cinderella as they cruised around the parking area in near perfect weather.  Then it was inside through the castle doors to a beautifully decorated interior with pink fluff everywhere.

 

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Next stop was to the finger nail station to put on some sparkly pink polish and a purple flower sticker.  Just like the pros!  Then it was off to the makeup station to get some eye shadow and pink lipstick – compliments of a local Mary Kay consultant.  After spotting some friendly princesses in the play area it was off to the play gym to get some of her energy out – whew, it was hot in that room!  After grabbing a kids meal and having dinner with Grammie and Grampie, we headed over to meet the real Princesses and get their autographs.  We met Miss Statesville 2012 – Jordan Rager, Miss Statesville’s Outstanding Teen – Kristalyn Gill, 2012 Miss Statesville’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess-Regan Robinson and 2012 Miss Statesville’s Carolina Princess-Maddie Love.  They all graciously took the time to sign a personalized photo with a special note to Jazleena (Thanks girls!)

 

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But wait, the night was not over yet.  After giving hugs to not one, but two Chick-Fil-A cows, getting her bright pink carnation and a fluffy purple tiara, it was back outside for another carriage ride.  Even though we had to wait in a line this time, there was lots of opportunity to meet a new friend and play in the grass.  Finally at 8:00, we headed home and I will say……This was one tired princess that went right to sleep.  Thanks again to Chick-Fil-A of Statesville for always having fun activities for the children and always stepping up to the plate for your community.  Those that put their food receipt in the box helped earn funds for the Carolina Princess Scholarship Program- what a great cause for those beautiful girls that are such great role models for our community.

 

I have always loved visiting Chick-fil-A of both Statesville and Mooresville because of their excellent customer service.  I never wait in a line, the food is always good and hot, they go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need before you sit down and there is always someone nearby checking to make sure you are satisfied.  Those extra touches make a big difference when you decide where to eat.  Keep up the good work!

 

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I also want to thank Chick-Fil-A of both Statesville and Mooresville for sponsoring one of the home sites for the 2012 Realtor’s® Care Day.   This event is put on by the charitable arm of our local Realtor® Association (Charlotte Regional Realtors® Association and the Housing Opportunity Foundation).  This will be the 4th year that local Realtors® get together to help their community by doing minor repairs on the exterior of 23 homes in the area.  Over 600 volunteers come out for a day of painting, roofing, landscaping and much more to help a community member in need.  Without the help of donations from companies like Chick-Fil-A, this project would not be possible.  For a complete list of our sponsors, check out our site.  I have had the pleasure of being a site captain for two years, site volunteer for one year and this year, I am on the core committee as one of the food coordinators.  This is a huge project and one we are proud to say will be duplicated across the state of New Jersey as they will be using our brand to launch their own Realtors® Care Day.  It is our hope this will be a national day in the near future and one we are very proud of.  Thanks again to the all the sponsors!