On March 9, NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, a board member at Aquesta Bank, raced local corporate sponsors on a remote-control car track at the first Aquesta 500 to raise money for the Cornelius Animal Shelter.
The race, held in the parking lot of the bank's headquarters in Cornelius, raised $6,124 for the cause.
Local business sponsors and drivers each committed $500 to the shelter, including Jim Engel of Aquesta Bank, Andy Cooke of Cooke Rentals, Jared Goodrum of J.D. Goodrum Contractors, Dave Ferguson of The Growth Coach, Jack Salzman of Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep, Greg Wesson of Lake Norman Co., Kenny Habul of Lake Norman Marble & Granite, Bob McIntosh of McIntosh Law Firm, David Pickens of PSI Control, Lee Cornwell of PostNet and Mark Adkins of Waterfront Group.
People at the event also could purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to race Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle, Town Manager Anthony Roberts or commissioner Jim Bensman.
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Bouk Catering and Brooklyn South Pizza donated food for the event.
Spring break camps
The Cornelius PARC Department will be offering "Break-It-Up with Recreation This Spring Break!" camps during spring break for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Advance registration is required, either online or in person. For information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or visit www.corneliuspr.org.
Here's the schedule:
April 5, 10 a.m.-noon, open gym, Bailey Road Recreation Center. Ages 7-12. $5 for Cornelius residents, $8 for others.
April 5, 2:30-5:30 p.m., skate clinic, The Board Room Skate Park. Ages 7-16. $10 residents, $15 others.
April 6, 10 a.m.-noon, bicycle safety rodeo, J.V. Washam Recreation Center parking lot. Ages 5-12. Free. Bring bike and helmet.
April 7, 10 a.m.-noon, badminton clinic, J.V. Washam Recreation Center. Ages 7-12. $10 residents, $15 others.
April 8, 9-11 a.m., KaDi Fit Camp, Bailey Road Recreation Center. Ages 8-12. $10 residents, $15 others.
April 9, 10 a.m.-noon, "Spring into Art," Cornelius Arts Center. Ages 5-10. $10 residents, $15 others.
The Cornelius PARC Department weather hot line has a new extension number: 704-896-2460, ext. 290.
The Cornelius Planning Department has an opening for a temporary position as a planning technician.
The town has an opening for a transportation planner.
The town is looking for a consulting firm to do a review of its sign ordinance.
For more information, go to www.cornelius.org.