Never Forget | 9/11 Monument: Attend the dedication and ceremony for the Never Forget | 9/11 Monument on Sept. 11 at Cornelius-Lemley Fire Station No. 1, 19729 S. Main St. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include guest speakers and the unveiling of the 9/11 Monument. This event will honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, those still affected by that tragic and heroic day, all first responders and our U.S. Armed Forces. There will be a small reception following the dedication and ceremony.
The monument includes a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center Twin Towers that was donated to Cornelius by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
In 2015, the Town of Cornelius received the donation of a steel beam that was salvaged from the World Trade Center Twin Towers. The piece of steel was donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Town sponsored a national design competition for the 9/11 Monument, to include the steel beam as the focal point, with a budget of $100,000 for the monument. A 9/11 Committee was formed to select a design. Out of fourteen entries, RE:site from Houston, Texas, was selected to create their vision for the monument. In addition to the monument, the Town is creating a plaza and seating area along with interpretative panels that will educate visitors for years to come on the events of this day and their worldwide impact. The committee and community volunteers have pursued and organized a variety of fundraising campaigns to cover the costs associated with this project and, to date, the town has raised $80,000.
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For information or to donate to the 9/11 Monument, visit www.cornelius.org/529/Never-Forget-911-Monument or call Jody Clark at 704-892-6031 x192.
Firefighers: In an effort to improve response time, the town has constructed sleeping quarters for firefighters in Fire Station #1, located in Davidson Town Hall. In the past, the town rented an apartment above Davidson Family Medicine and it took several minutes for the firefighters to reach the station and get into the engine after a call came in. Now, during the night shift, firefighters will be directly adjacent to their turn-out gear and firetruck, shaving minutes off their response times.
Chorus Recruits for Christmas Show: The East Lincoln Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for it’s Christmas show, “Nutty Crackin’ Christmas,” at Denver United Methodist Church in the old chapel. Rehearsals will run weekly7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the church, 3910 N.C. 16 N. Business.
Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. and 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10. New members are welcome. No auditions are needed, just a weekly commitment to attend rehearsals. There is limited seating for new members so join as soon as possible. Cut off for new members will be Oct. 4. For information, call 704-822-9352.
African-American History: The Davidson College Archives is reaching out to local African-American communities to document their histories. A National Endowment of the Arts grant supports oral histories and scanning of photographs, documents and publications. The North Branch of the Mecklenburg Historical Association is sponsoring a community meeting for you to learn more about the project and ways to participate 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius, in Room 204. Enter by the cemetery – south side ramp. For questions, call Sarah Sue Hardinger at 704-906-6656.
Transportation: Charlotte Area Transit System and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are seeking public participation for the future station area plan for the Charlotte Gateway Station.
A station area visioning public workshop was held in early August to gather initial public input on land-use, development opportunities, transportation connections and desired amenities. Based on the input received, Three vision concepts are being considered. Public input will help to identify and refine a single preferred vision for the Charlotte Gateway Station area. Participants are encouraged to take the following online survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CharlotteGateway. Charlotte Gateway Station Survey.
For information about the Charlotte Gateway Station, visit www.ridetransit.org. or call CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE(7433.