The Lake Norman Over 40 Singles Group will have its next big get-together at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Waterford Hall, above the Galway Hooker in Kenton Place. Cover charge at the door is $5, which helps cover the group’s expenses. There will be a DJ and appetizers, and the dress code is business casual.
Amy Spurlock started this group about three years ago through meetup.com. To see this group’s site and pictures of past parties, go to meetup.com, search Lake Norman Over 40 Singles, and put in the zip code 28031. Although the group has many other events, Spurlock said the big get-togethers have the most attendance.
The party like this last year “had as many people as I had ever seen, about 348 people at that one, from all over the Southeast,” Spurlock said. The people who attended the last party were, “all ages, mostly over 40, but some younger…The parties are always successful. We’ve never had a problem.”
The last party was held in a bigger location, but Spurlock said more people prefer the Waterford Hall location. “I think they like the atmosphere,” she said.
Spurlock also said that before each party, she gets lots of phone calls from people who are “worried because they’ve never been to anything like this before, are coming alone, and are nervous. I tell them to hang out at the food area or bar areas and that you’re going to make friends. Once they do come, they feel pretty comfortable. There are all types of people there,” Spurlock said.
For information, go online to the meetup site, or call Spurlock at 704-500-9305.
Last week I wrote about the BCS Championship game-watching fundraiser for Levine Cancer Institute. Thank you to all who came, cheered and had fun.
Thank you to Carolina Brewery of Chapel Hill and Jennifer and Rob Poitras for donating a keg and the proceeds to LCI, Pat Jackson for donating four tickets to a Checkers game for the raffle, Brooklyn South and Harvey’s in Cornelius for donating gift certificates, and to everyone who bought raffle tickets and made donations.
I especially want to thank Charlie and Luke, owners of Harvey’s in Cornelius, for hosting the event.
Lisa Daidone is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Lisa? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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