South Charlotte

Daraja Singers at international fest

Lifeworks at Weddington Community Church is sponsoring a night of international food and singing and a silent auction on Nov. 20 at Weddington High School to benefit the needy around the globe. The Daraja Singers from the Africa Children's Choir will perform. They are coming from an orphanage in Kenya.

The silent auction and international food booths will open at 6 p.m.; the concert begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Food will be sold and a special offering taken during the concert.

Information: Denise Sieges, 704-225-0210, or visit

Weddington Middle

Weddington Middle School honored Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 27 with “Plant the Promise.”

Red Ribbon Week in Union County is a time for children to learn to stay safe and drug free. The service project was completed by the eighth-grade Beta Club students. They planted red tulip bulbs and pansies in the school courtyard to help beautify the school and symbolize planting the idea of being drug free.

Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 when a community in California began wearing red ribbons to honor Enrique “Kiki” Camerena, who worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Columbia fighting the war against drugs. Camerena was kidnapped and murdered while investigating a major drug cartel.

Also, on Nov. 1, more than two dozen Beta Club students spent their morning painting paws on the entrance road up to the driveway of Weddington Middle School, in honor of the Weddington Wildcats.