The four-day Denver Days festival ended Saturday at N.C. 16 North and Triangle Circle Road. The Lake Norman Rotary Club assumed management of the event this year.
Since inception, proceeds from the four-day event have supported community organizations including Special Olympics, BRAKES Foundation, Lincolnton Downtown Development Association and programs at area schools.
Profits this year will go to Rotary's East Lincoln Rescue Park, a public park to be built on 32 acres beside Lincoln Charter School. The East Lincoln Rescue Squad donated the land after its county contract ended in 2008.
Plans for the park include walking trails, playground areas, baseball fields, a disc golf course and more. It will also be the home of the Denver Days festival. Learn more at www.denverdays.com.
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Sherrills Ford Library
The family of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Cutchin donated land on Sherrills Ford Road for a new branch library.
In August, the library board voted unanimously to recommend that the Catawba County Board of Commissioners accept the donation.
Lake Norman Covekeepers
All interested Lake Norman-area residents are invited to a meeting of the Lake Norman Covekeepers at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department.
Rob Carson, environmental planner with Lincoln County, will discuss water quality and new low-impact design techniques that homeowners, developers and governments can use to improve water quality.
Lake Norman Covekeepers is part of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. It meets monthly on the fourth Thursday. Details: www.catawbariverkeeper.org.
Carolina Comfort Coalition
Three years ago, the Carolina Comfort Coalition opened Serenity House, an end-of-life care facility in Mooresville. Since then, Serenity House has provided care for 70 families.
Now the coalition is looking to open a similar facility in the Denver area.
Volunteers and donations are needed to make this project, "Daring to Dream for Denver," happen.
In the meantime, the Carolina Comfort Coalition will have a fundraiser for Serenity House Oct. 30 in downtown Mooresville. The event includes dinner, a live production of "Murder Me Always" and a silent auction.
Tickets are $75. Details: www.carolinacomfortcoalition.org.