Yard of the month: The town's Beautification Committee presented the Yard of the Month award to Natalie Harper of 155 W. Statesville Ave. For information about the committee, call Irene Mann at 704-662-3191. To nominate a property for the Yard of the Month award, visit yardofthemonth.mooresville.nc.us.
Community Foundation grant: A $5,000 grant from the Iredell County Community Foundation to the Partnership for Young Children is helping improve the social-emotional development of hundreds of children in the community, as well as providing essential training and assistance to parents, teachers and child-care providers. Among the grant's uses: 57 child-care providers and preschool teachers have received intensive training and technical assistance to help children build healthy social and emotional skills and prevent challenging behavior. The Iredell County Community Foundation currently is accepting applications from eligible nonprofit organizations for its 2011 Grants Program. Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations serving county residents. Details: www.iredellcounty-cf.org. Completed applications must be submitted by noon Aug. 19.