Concert ka-ching: More than 500 people helped raise more than $2,300 at a recent benefit concert at Davidson College, where three campus a cappella groups performed. The money raised will go to PTA-Too families and will be used to help send children with special needs to local programs and camps, including Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp and the Lake Norman YMCA's After School Enrichment Program for Children with Autism. Billy Powers, president of The Generals (one of the a cappella groups that performed), spearheaded the event.
Got loose leaves? Starting today, the town of Davidson's loose leaf truck is back in business after recent clutch repairs. To help the town, avoid piling leaves on top of storm drain inlets. Place them at the side of the road. Put branches and yard debris in separate piles. Residents also can use clear leaf bags for pick-up each Wednesday. Details: 704 892-7591.
Run for pets: The Furry Friends 5K event recently raised $1,300 for the Humane Society of Iredell. Held Nov. 14, the race was organized by Kaitlyn Ferguson, her friends and cross country running team mates at Lake Norman High School. More than 70 runners throughout the Lake Norman area each paid $15 and donated an item the shelter needed (food, cat litter, collars, etc.). This is the second year the event was held.