An organization called A Giving Spirit Foundation will hold an Autumn Family Fest from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Historic Beaver Dam, off Davidson-Concord Road.
This foundation is guided by the vision of Laura Woodall and her family and will support research and mothers experiencing health challenges.
In 2006, Woodall, a mother of two girls, was diagnosed with a progressive motor neuron condition that falls under the realm of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the top fund-raiser for research of motor neuron diseases, including ALS, and the fall fest will benefit MDA and ALS research.
This fun day will offer food, games and family entertainment, with Billy Jonas performing.
This fund-raiser is $150 per family, with founding members donating $500. Checks can be sent to AGSF, P.O. Box 2321, Davidson, NC 28036. For more information, e-mail Laurasleague@gmail.com.
Christmas in Davidson
Downtown Davidson Inc. wants participants for Christmas in Davidson 2008, which will be held 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4-6.
Forms are available for individuals, businesses, restaurants, nonprofits and musical groups that want to have space during Christmas in Davidson.
They are available on the Downtown Davidson Inc. Web site, downtowndavidson.org. Last year, more than 20,000 visitors came to Christmas in Davidson to enjoy holiday event.
Chocolate cures everything, whether you enjoy the delicate taste of white chocolate of the more sophisticated and healthy dark chocolate, there is no replacement for this treat.
My favorite place to travel is Europe, where you see an entire section the size of our fruit section dedicated to chocolate.
A few years ago, we spent months researching a chocolate franchise for the area and are thrilled experienced chocolatiers are here in Davidson. Residents can now enjoy a special spot at the newly opened Davidson Chocolate Co., next to Harris Teeter. Owners John Elliott, Sue Elliott and John Elliott Jr. held a grand opening Sept. 12-14.
All the items are handmade, without preservatives, and they use 100-year-old Belgian recipes.
John Elliott Jr., a 2005 Davidson College graduate, brought his parents here from Franklin, where they operated Mountainside Chocolate. They plan to sell via the Web, shipping chocolates, fondue and brownies across the U.S. John Elliott Jr. will handle national sales, including corporate gift baskets, wholesale sales, and weddings and other events.
Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. For more information call 704-996-3615.