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Mount Holly: Community & Economic Development
Welcome to the City of Mount Holly NC Planning and Development Department.
Sunday February 17, 2013
Mount Holly Municipal Complex
400 East Central Avenue
Mount Holly, N.C. 28120
This year’s theme:
“10th Year Anniversary, Celebrating a Decade of Service”
Featuring Musical and Dance Selections
For more information please contact John Hope,
Chairman of the Black History Committee @ 980-522-0248
Tuesday, February 19
Drop in between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mount Holly Municipal Complex
400 East Central Avenue • Mount Holly, NC
We Need Your Input!
The 14-county region is one of the
fastest growing in the nation,
with more than 2 million more
people expected to live here by 2050.
Let us know what’s important
to you, your community
and your region
as we grow!
It is that time of the year!!!
The 2013 Mount Holly Springfest!!!!
Springfest will be on May 11, 2013 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
As many of you know, downtown Mount Holly continues to grow and add new businesses. We are constantly receiving feedback from our vendors and attendees, and we are looking forward to another successful Springfest. There will be three stages of entertainment: the Main Stage in front of Stowe’s Insurance and two other stages in front of Wells Fargo and Park Sterling Banks.
Since we are growing and changing, we cannot guarantee that the same spaces will be available for those of you that had a specific space in the past. However, we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
You will find attached the application, fee listing, and the rules and regulations. Please return applications by April 25, 2013.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (704) 951-0159 or email@example.com. We look forward to working with each of you this year!
Hello, Friends of the Mount Holly Historical Society –
We hope you will join us next Tuesday for our upcoming August meeting!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7PM: MHHS Annual Membership Meeting
We will kick off our new fiscal year this month at our Annual Membership Meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting! We will vote on new Board of Directors members, new MHHS logo, recognize volunteers, discuss plans for future programs and projects, fundraising, MHHS goals, committee activities, review progress on current projects, special events, exhibits, and archives. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
UPCOMING MHHS EVENTS THROUGH THE END OF 2012:
“21st Annual Hoyle Historic Homestead Open House”, Saturday, September 8th: Come join us at Gaston County’s oldest home, the Hoyle House, circa late 1700’s, located on the Dallas-Stanley Highway (Near Riverside Fish Camp). Enjoy a fun-filled day of history, crafts, re-enactors, home tours, guest speakers, and BBQ. There is NO entrance fee. The MHHS will have a table there to recruit new members, sell our T-shirts and the book, “Images of America: Mount Holly”. Other local historical societies will be represented also.
For more info on the Hoyle Historic Homestead, visit their website: www.hoylehomestead.org
“Autumn On Main” Annual Festival, Saturday, September 22nd – MHHS Headquarters will be open to public: We will be open for visitors during festival hours. Stop by the MHHS to see our historic exhibits. The book on Mt. Holly’s history, “Images of America: Mount Holly” and MHHS T-shirts will be available for purchase. Please bring your family and friends to enjoy this fun annual Historic Downtown Mount Holly event.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7PM: MHHS MEETING
Program: “North Carolina Pottery History”, Presented by a member of the NC Pottery Guild. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7PM: MHHS MEETING
Program: “Finding Historical Information In Graveyards”, Presented by Terry Waldrop, Local Author and Historian Specializing in Cemeteries. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7PM: MHHS MEETING
Program: “City of Canvas: The Story of Camp Greene” Documentary Film Presented by Jack Dillard, Local Historian.
Completed after years of research, this documentary reminds us of an important but somewhat overlooked chapter in our area’s history. Camp Greene was a World War I training camp in Charlotte from 1917 to 1919. The documentary was produced by Jack Dillard and a team of advisors on the project that includes Dr. Dan Morrill, professor of history at UNC Charlotte and Consulting Director of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission; Joyce Reimann, Manager, and Jane Johnson, Librarian, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
”MountHolly Days” Friday, December 14, 2012, 6:30PM – 10:00PM – MHHS Headquarters will be open to Public: We will be open for visitors during MountHolly Days hours. Stop by for refreshments, fellowship, and tour our historic exhibits. The book on Mt. Holly’s history, “Images of America: Mount Holly” and MHHS T-shirts will be available for purchase. Please bring your family and friends to enjoy this fun annual Historic Downtown Mount Holly holiday event. (No MHHS meeting in December)
MORE NEWS FROM MHHS:
Get the latest info on MHHS events…view photos…”Like” us! Join the MHHS Group and MHHS Member Blog to have online discussions, share historic research info, etc. If you have any information you think other MHHS members may be interested in, please post it. We’ve heard that many of you do research on your own…please share with us!
MHHS IS LOOKING FOR MORE HISTORIC ITEMS!
The MHHS is always looking for items of historical significance to Mount Holly or the surrounding area. If you, someone in your family or anyone you know has something to donate to the City’s archives, please contact the MHHS. Call Roy or Christine Vogel, MHHS Archives Committee Co-Chairs: 704.812-8709. The Archives Committee will follow up to arrange an appointment for your item(s) to be evaluated. All items must be approved/accepted by the Archives Committee prior to donation. Please understand due to space limitations we may not be able to accept all items offered for display.
Fundraising is always important to enable the MHHS to continue our historic preservation efforts. As previously announced, the MHHS now has 501C Non-Profit IRS Status. All contributions are fully tax deductible and receipts will be issued. Please make your check payable to Mount Holly Historical Society and mail it to P.O. Box 12, Mount Holly, NC 28120. Your support is greatly appreciated!
MHHS Membership Form
We encourage to become a MHHS member and to participate with us in our efforts to preserve and promote the historical past of Mt. Holly and the surrounding communities. To join, simply complete and mail the form as directed below.
Phone #: _________________(h) _______________(w) ______________(cell)
Mail this form with a check or money order for $25.00 per person (or $40 per family) for annual dues to: The Mount Holly Historical Society, P.O. Box 12, Mount Holly, NC 28120
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.
Sandy Murphy Carter
MHHS VP and Publicity Chair
MHHS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Mount Holly Christmas Parade will be held November 30th at 4PM! Remember Main Street as well as parts of Central will be blocked off. 273 and 27 will be accessible.
Download the new application for a privilege license HERE
The spark of inspiration for this project came in June of 2006 at a greenway meeting of the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation, when a hand-drawn map of the Riverbend area was passed around to stimulate conversation about the possibility of historical elements being included in the city’s greenway vision. The map, drawn by long-time Riverbend resident Eddie Cox, gave me the notion of creating an expanded, web-based, interactive version, with information provided by Mount Holly’s community members.
Envisioned as a way to help Mount Holly residents and visitors learn more about the area’s rich history and link the city’s past to the present, the idea was to help preserve the city’s history while providing people with new opportunities for connecting with the landscape.
- Emily Lorance
For general inquiries or to add information, contact the City of Mount Holly using the reference “Mount Holly Historical Map” at 704-822-2938 (phone), 704-822-2933 (fax) or email@example.com (email contact).
To contact the map’s developers, you can email Emily Lorance at emily.lorance(at)gmail.com or Matt Stover at matt.easttunnel(at)gmail.com.
The City of Mount Holly Black History Committee for the past four years has been working on a project called “A Walk Down Memory Lane”. The project was created to commemorate the former A.M. Rollins Elementary School, the only school for blacks in Mount Holly. The school was located off of South Hawthorne Street in the old Freedom Neighborhood, that which was predominantly black. From 1930 to 1968 the school educated all of Mount Holly’s elementary school children. The school was named after Mr. A.M. Rollins, the former Principal.
The project consists of a new sidewalk on South Hawthorne Street that is comprised of brick pavers depicting the names of teachers, students, staff, corporate sponsors and others that made contributions to the project. Also included in the project is a granite monument that stands as a reminder of where the school was located. The monument is approximately eight (8) feet in height. The bricks were purchased by those connected to the school, corporate sponsors and other private individuals. The Black History Committee also held fund raisers over the last four years to help with project costs.
The Black History Committee held a ground breaking ceremony on Saturday, August 15, 2009. The ceremony included words from Mayor Robert Whitt, committee members Caroline Reid Howard, John Hope, Dan Jackson and Danny J. Jackson. The committee then held an unveiling ceremony on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The monument was unveiled and people were able to see the new sidewalk with brick pavers.
The project is of major significance because it will become a major legacy for the black community and for Mount Holly as a whole. Mount Holly has a rich history is rapidly transitioning into a community with dynamics that are attracting people from all over the country. The project is a culmination of partnerships created along the way. For those that wish to see the project it is located adjacent to the Rollins Apartment Complex, 311 South Hawthorne Street. The apartment complex was named after the elementary school because it sits on the site of the former school.
Danny J. Jackson
City of Mount Holly
P.O. Box 406, 400 E. Central Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120