Lincoln County Habitat for Humanity will host Elvis Presley impersonator Ryan Pelton in "It's Elvis: A Holiday Tribute to the King!" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton.
As part of the fundraiser, the local Habitat for Humanity chapter will sell replicas of the scarves Elvis Presley often wore in concerts. Ryan Pelton will be available to autograph them.
Pelton has appeared on "American Idol" in a duet with Celine Dion. He also performed for more than six years at Legends in Myrtle Beach. His well-known "Tribute to Elvis" performance covers all the years of Presley's career, from his early appearances in the 1950s through the Vegas years.
Pelton performs all over the country. He appeared in Lincolnton last year and is returning, by fan request, for this year's holiday season.
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Tickets are $18 and up. For tickets, call 828-295-3880. For details on Ryan Pelton, visit www.ryanpelton.com.
Denver's having a parade
Denver will have its first Christmas parade! "A Parade of Trees," sponsored by Lincoln County and the East Lincoln Betterment Association, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 with Santa, floats, bands and more. It will start on N.C. 16 at N.C. 73 and travel north along N.C. 16 to Triangle Circle.
It's an entire day of Denver in the Christmas spirit, with a tree-lighting and caroling ceremony at 4 p.m. at the end of the parade. The Denver Art Trail will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on N.C. 16, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church's arts and crafts sale will begin at 9 a.m. The East Lincoln Community Chorus will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church.
The parade has secured more than 600 entries and financial support from many local businesses, said parade chair Maeneen Klein.
Those interested in helping can volunteer to be a marshal or to give directions and answer questions. For information and volunteer forms, visit www.elbanc.org.
'Mompreneur' to speak
Denver business owner Sherre DeMao will speak at the Business Professional Women's luncheon at noon Tuesday at Sagebrush restaurant, 112 N. Generals Blvd., Lincolnton. Her talk, "Confessions of a Mompreneur," is about balancing a family and a business.
"Throughout building my business, I always involved my daughters in the experience, which has led to so many memorable and treasured instances of what being effective in business and in life is really all about," DeMao said.
She will sign copies of her book "Me, Myself & Inc." (www.memyselfandinc.com). Her firm, SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR Inc., recently celebrated 25 years in business. For more on the Business Professional Women of Lincolnton, go to www.bpwlincolnton.org.