J.V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius was the first Charlotte-area school to participate in Goodwill Industries' annual donation drive this school year.
About 450 students participated last week, generating about $12,000 in donations for Goodwill, said Armando Barragan of Charlotte-based Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont.
Proceeds from the sale of the clothes in Goodwill stores will benefit the organization's job training and employment programs.
Cornelius Elementary will also participate in late March, Barragan said.
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"The Haunting," the Lake Norman area's only indoor haunted house, will debut Saturday at the Iredell County Fairgrounds, 630 N. Main St., Troutman.
Admission is $7. Admission is $5 for military, law enforcement, Carolinas Realtors and children under 12. It's free to sponsor Park Avenue Properties tenants and owners.
The haunted house will be open 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 16, 22-23 and 29-30; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28; and 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 31.
N.C. Wildlife Federation president Alan Baker of Huntersville will discuss "Wilson Creek Delayed Harvest: Fly Fishing for Trout" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St.
Baker's free presentation is sponsored by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, a chapter of the N.C. Wildlife Federation.
Details: 704-877-4788; www.lakenormanwildlife.org.
Boy Scout Troop 82 is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31 beside Bruster's Ice Cream at Kenton Place, 17029 Kenton Drive, Cornelius, 11:30 a.m-8:30 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays.
Carving kits and assorted sizes and colors of decorative gourds are also for sale.
The Lake Norman Tennis Association will host its first Ace-toberfest Tennis Tournament Oct. 22-24 at Hornets Nest Park in north Charlotte to benefit Barium Springs Home for Children.
The mixed-doubles round-robin tournament will include competition at 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 Combo levels. USTA membership isn't required, and self-rating is allowed.
Gifts will be raffled, and the QuickStart tennis program for children will be exhibited.A player party will be 8-10 p.m. Oct. 23 at Brickhouse Tavern, Davidson.
Tournament entry fee is $50 per team, $25 per person. Register at www.lakenormantennis.org/Acetoberfest. Deadline is Oct 17. Players needing partners can use the Player Finder option on the website.
For sponsorships contact Tom Polk at 704-293-9049; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cornelius-Lake Norman Lions Club will have two eyeglasses recycling drives this month:
All month at the offices of Dr. Steven Friedman/Horizon Eye Care, 19900 W. Catawba Ave.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16, Cashion's Quick Stop, 19733 Statesville Road at Interstate 77 Exit 28. Lions will sell candy and brooms; donations go to N.C. Lions projects for the vision-impaired.