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.
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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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Monticello United Methodist Churchimage

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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Statesville NC – Where it all comes together!

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Our new logo says it all – “Where it all comes together.”  There are so many people coming together in Statesville to ensure our town survives and thrives in the coming years and we should all be proud of the work they do.  I would like to recognize the  The City of Statesville, Downtown Statesville, The Statesville Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Statesville Development Corporation for working together for the good of our city.  It has been a rough few years for our city and our schools but we continue to move forward and make plans for a brighter future.  Yes, we have lost many jobs due to businesses closing but these entities work hard every day to bring business back to Statesville and to support the the current companies that are still going strong.  We have lots to be proud of and to look forward to in the very near future. 

Here are a few happenings in Statesville that we can all be a part of:

 

PANEL DISCUSSION:  BUSINESS IN STATESVILLE/Iredell County Today and Tomorrow is a discussion jointly coordinated by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Statesville Development Corporation. This event will be an opportunity to hear from the top CEOs in the area as to how/where their business is successful today, the challenges they currently face and how they view success 2-3 years down the road.  We will have two panel discussions:  One panel will feature CEO’s of local service industry organizations while the second panel will feature CEO’s of area manufacturers. 

     Our hope is to better understand the economic impact of local service and manufacturing sectors while better defining the common challenges faced.   To register for the event which will be held at the Statesville Civic Center, $10 per person, please call the Chamber office at 704-873-2892 for a reservation or email  mandy@statesvillechamber.org

FRIDAY AFTER 5 CONCERTS:  Need a release after a long day at work?  Come on out to the Friday after Five Concert Series sponsored by Piedmont Health Care.  The street in front of Mitchell Community College is blocked off so that that stage can be set up and the tents with food, beverages (yes- beer and wine) and local businesses can display their products.  A fun “rockin” time for all ages.  Here is the schedule for the remaining concerts.

STREETSCAPE PROJECT:  The much anticipated downtown streetscape plan has begun and things are taking shape.  Although they are a little behind schedule, the changes are looking wonderful to our downtown.  The finished product will be well worth the wait and the dust.  I know many are upset about the parallel parking but I consider it a challenge. I have to say, I am getting pretty good at parallel parking! 

CHAMBERDEALS.ORG:  Help your community, your schools and save a few bucks all at the same time!  Sign up for Chamberdeals.org and get at least 40% off retail prices for tons of great stuff and services.  Deals are emailed to you every week.  I have already purchased the frozen Yogurt deal! 

 

I am proud to be a Statesville Resident and if we all do just a little bit to make where we live a better place, we can overcome anything and thrive in any economic climate!  We were not named All American City twice for nothing!  Go Statesville.