Cornelius businesses this week are gearing up to give back. On Friday, Peoples Bank in Cornelius will be selling hot dogs to raise money for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, and Davidson Mayor John Woods has issued a friendly hot dog challenge to his counterparts in neighboring towns to see who can get the best turnout from their town. Also Friday, Park Avenue Properties opens its haunted hayride at Latta Equestrian Center. The ride will run on weekends through October, and proceeds will support Kids Reign, a nonprofit that uses horses in therapy for the physically, mentally and learning disabled. See below for details.
WHICH MAYOR WILL BE CROWNED ‘TOP DOG’?
Peoples Bank in Cornelius on Friday will be selling “hot dogs for Habitat,” and the town mayors have decided to make things “interesting.” The Mayor who brings the largest number of guests from his or her town for lunch will be declared the Hot Dog Mayor, and will receive special recognition. And the town that has the largest number of Commissioners attend also will be recognized.
For $5, guests will enjoy a hot dog, chips and a drink, and all proceeds will benefit Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. People’s Bank is competing with other local businesses to raise the most money for Habitat in the nonprofit’s “Biggest Cheese” competition.
In an email, Davidson Mayor and Peoples Bank employee John Woods said he was looking forward to beating his larger neighbors in the Hot Dog Mayor competition, and issued a friendly challenge to his colleagues:
Mayor Swain has the opportunity to redeem her fair city after the embarrassing debacle with the shoe recycling effort a few years ago – in which Huntersville was smashed by its tiny neighbor – it seems the big city of H’ville would want a recovery. Here’s your opportunity! Mayor Tarte, this effort takes place in your fair city. Be here! Mayor Montgomery, this is your chance to hot dog it!
WANT TO GO?
Stop by Peoples Bank from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and grab a hot dog, chips and a drink for $5, that will benefit Our Town Habitat for Humanity. The bank is located at 9624-I Bailey Road, near Cafe 131 and Dilworth Coffee.
PARK AVENUE PROPERTIES’ HAUNTED HAYRIDE AT LATTA
Park Avenue Properties in Cornelius and the Latta Equestrian Center present The Haunting – a haunted, Halloween-themed hayride through the Equestrian Center’s wooded trails. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kids Rein, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes the use of horses for individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.
John Bradford, owner of Park Avenue Properties, is pleased to partner with Latta Equestrian Center and support Kids Rein.
“The Haunting is the result of our team’s ambition to create an annual philanthropic event that is not only one of a kind, but also fun for our volunteers and thrill-seekers alike,” Mr. Bradford said in a statement.
The site includes a kid-friendly area with a straw maze, pony rides, a cow train and bonfire marshmallow roasting. Food concessions at the event will be provided by Brian’s Dog House Grill.
WANT TO GO?
The Haunting will run Friday and Saturday nights in October at the Latta Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Road in Huntersville. Click here for more information.
Dates: Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29
Times: Hayrides-7 p.m. to Midnight; Kid-Friendly Activities-7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Children (12 and under)-$8
Cow Train Rides-$2