New director: Concord Downtown Development Corporation's board of directors recently selected Diane Young as executive director. She will replace Vickie Weant, who is retiring. Young has served as the downtown manager for Downtown Georgetown Revitalization Association in Georgetown, S.C. and downtown manager for Tuscumbia Main Street Project, in Tuscumbia, Ala. She is the president of Downtown Graphics Network Inc. in Salisbury.
Christmas festival: The Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors, choirs, bands, dance groups, non-profit groups and more for its new festival, A Kannapolis Christmas, scheduled for Dec. 4 at Village Park. The festival will feature crafts, food, rides, a petting zoo, inflatables and more. Application deadline for contests, vendors and entertainment is Nov. 15. Details: 704-920-4343 or kannapolischristmas.com.
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