Spend some time in downtown Cornelius Sept. 19 at the ‘Tawba Walk Festival, an eclectic art crawl with local vendors and talent, showcasing the best Cornelius and the surrounding area have to offer.
From 2 to 8 p.m., wander through the streets of Old Town Cornelius (in the area of the Town Hall and police station) and check out the street performers, live demonstrations and and work of more than 80 local artists and craftsmen.
There will be two stages with live music, featuring eight bands. When you get hungry, visit the 12 food trucks and sample the products from the local craft breweries. There will be a new-and-improved kid’s zone and even a place for dogs to enjoy.
Also, the Historic Preservation Committee will hold a guided walking tour of Cornelius’ historic areas 6 p.m.
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The tour will last about an hour and begins at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza, behind town hall.
For more information, go to www.tawbawalk.com.
Do you look like J.B. Cornelius?
During the ‘Tawba Walk, the Historic Preservation Committee will hold a J.B. Cornelius look-alike contest. J.B. “Joe” Cornelius is the namesake of the town. The contest winner will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on the main stage behind the Town Hall.
The town of Cornelius was founded in 1893 but not incorporated until March 4, 1905. The town, originally called Liverpool, was renamed for Joseph Benjamin Cornelius who, though not a resident of the town, provided the financial backing for a cotton mill, the Stough-Cornelius Cotton Mill.
For more information, contact Becky Partin with the Cornelius Planning Department, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-896-2461.
Lisa Daidone is a freelance writer: email@example.com.