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Our Town Cinemas Birthday and Fundraiser

By Laura Mueller | Photography by Laura Mueller,

Posted: Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

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Lake Norman resident Laura Mueller has been a photojournalist for more than 25 years, doing work for The Charlotte Observer, The Duke Endowment, Lake Norman Magazine, SouthPark Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post and many other publications. Her many awards have included being named NC Press Photographer of the Year. Find her at

Our Town Cinemas of Davidson celebrated its second birthday with a Lake Norman Chamber kickoff and fundraiser for the Ada Jenkins Center.

Marketing Director Jan Black greeted guests with free tickets for popcorn, soda and and a preview of "Miracle on 34th Street."

Guests, including Mayor John Woods, Bill Russell of the Lake Norman Chamber, Bob McIntosh of the McIntosh Law Firm and the Ada Jenkins Center’s Austin Scott, gathered beneath a ceiling adorned with paper snowflakes and hand-strung popcorn. The homemade decorations by Our Town Cinemas Assistant Managers Christy and Ashely were in keeping with the community feel of the cinema.

“I love this theater,” said Greet Ward, “When we go to the movies we always come here. It has a cozy, old-time feel.”

McIntosh presented a contribution to Scott for the Ada Jenkins Center. “The Ada Jenkins Center is so important because of the role it plays in our community. Every day we stand in awe of what they do.”

The Ada Jenkins Center serves more than 15,000 people in the area. The community center provides support through its health, education and human services programs, working together with volunteers to provide our neighbors with tools for a better life.

Birthday cake followed the presentation, along with a special screening of “Miracle on 34th Street.” The Christmas classic was shown from Dec. 9-15 with $1 of each ticket donated to the Ada Jenkins Center, to complete a full circle of community giving.

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