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Edie Barnhardt shows off Andrea Sowle’s painting during a live auction at the fourth annual Concord on Canvas, a signature event of the Concord Downtown Development Corp.
Edie Barnhardt shows off Andrea Sowle’s painting during a live auction at the fourth annual Concord on Canvas, a signature event of the Concord Downtown Development Corp. Concord Downtown Development Corp.

Concord on Canvas: The fourth annual Concord on Canvas, a signature event of the Concord Downtown Development Corp., recently drew a festive crowd to the Hotel Concord.

Thirty-two paintings by professional artists and high school student artists were auctioned to a record audience.

Four high schools participated – Central Cabarrus, Hickory Ridge, Jay M. Robinson and Northwest Cabarrus. The painting from each grade level that received the highest dollars in both online voting and bidding were selected as the winning piece for that grade.

This year’s winners were: Edrea Martin, Hickory Ridge High, ninth grade; Leah Kwiatkowski, Hickory Ridge High, 10th grade: Danyel Middleton, Hickory Ridge High, 11th grade; and Sarah Morgan, Jay M. Robinson High, 12th grade. The four winning paintings will be displayed in an upcoming Cabarrus Art Council exhibit in the atrium of the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse, 65 Union St. S.

Cannon Boulevard projects: The Kannapolis City Council recently approved two projects for improvements on Cannon Boulevard.

According to a Kannapolis press release, the council approved $21,280 to landscape Cannon Boulevard from I-85 to Lane Street with 76 crape myrtles in six grass medians. This beautification project began in 2014 with crape myrtles planted in the median near Carolina Memorial Park Cemetery.

Also approved, according to the release, were three matching grants to improve the appearance of businesses along Cannon Boulevard. Habitat for Humanity will receive $2,575 for landscaping, fence screening and tree and bush removal. Ben Mynatt PreOwned will receive $1,978 for landscaping improvements. BYB Auto will receive $659 for landscaping improvements.

Owners of businesses on Cannon Boulevard interested in participating in the Corridor Appearance Improvement Program can contact Irene Sacks at isacks@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4326.

Girl Scouts give back: Girl Scout Troop 1163 at Trinity United Methodist Church recently made and donated blankets to the Kannapolis Fire Department.

The blankets will be distributed to people whose homes have been damaged by fire.

New home open house tour: Three new model homes built by M-I Homes in Harrisburg’s Blume Community will be featured in an open house tour noon to 3 p.m. March 28 at 2507 Carnation Drive in Harrisburg.

The event also will feature a live radio broadcast with Ramona Holloway of 107.9 FM The Link’s “Matt and Ramona” show, hamburgers, hot dogs and dessert from Something Classic catering, and kids’ games. Participants also can register to win a $150 Visa gift card.

Reservations are requested by March 27 by calling 704-776-2403 or emailing SalesCharlotte@mihomes.com.

Tee Party Brunch: The Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) will host its 2015 Tee Party Brunch 10 a.m. to noon March 28 at Rocky River Golf Club, 6900 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord.

The event will feature plans for the 2015 season, a buffet, guest speakers, prize drawings and optional golf play.

For information, visit http://event.celebrations.com/2015TeeParty. Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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