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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

2019 Thanksgiving Community Meal organizer Tammy Campbell (far left) talks with volunteer server, Dr. Jennifer Walls at the 11th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal held last year. (Eagle/CF Media file photo by Michael E. Powell)

2020 Community Thanksgiving Mailbox for letters meal had different look this year

A Letters to Santa mailbox, brightly colored and lit, waiting for children’s letters to Santa for this Christmas. (photo provided)

to Santa from kids to be placed outside of Chamber office Meanwhile, Santa Box sponsors needed to help send the magic of Christmas to kids who post letters to C of C’s mailbox by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

The Cherryville Chamber of Commerce is look-

ing for somebody to help them send the magic of Christmas this year. It’s relatively easy: all you have to do is sponsor a Santa Box for $20. Chamber President Mary Beth Tackett noted they are wanting to make kids’ Christmas a little merrier this year, in spite of the COVID-19 “Grinch”. Enter her idea of sponsoring said Santa Box for

Drive-through service, “take out”, and delivery the rule of the day for “Turkey Day” feast in the time of COVID by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

The 12th Annual Cherryville Thanksgiving Community Meal DriveThrough had a new look and new method of operation this year, said the event’s organizers. The event, held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 was a “To-Go Only” event, and started at 11 a.m., lasting until 2 p.m., and was on a

“While Supplies Last/First Come First Serve” basis, according to the promoters. As was done last year (in the good, old ‘pre-COVID’ days), it was held at the Post 100 American Legion building, located at 215 N. Pink St., Cherryville. The event was sponsored by Food Lion. Organizer Tammy Campbell noted in last year’s Eagle article on the Community Thanksgiving Meal, they “…had a total of 711 people that received a meal; 159 (fed) at the Legion Building and 552 (meals) were sent out.” She also noted that, in spite of the inclement weather last year, she and See MEAL, Page 2

In this 2019 file photo, left to right are: Food Lion manager Tammy Evans, Thanksgiving Community Meal organizer and retired Food Lion manager Max Jonas, and Food Lion department manager Karen Newton, at last year’s 11th Annual Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal.

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Gaston College, Gardner-Webb announce “Bulldog Way” program Partnership grants scholarship support for transfer students With the last $1 million prize having been won, lottery officials say they will now take steps to end this prize’s ticket sales. (photo provided)

Cherryville woman wins top Holiday Countdown prize of $1 million Caregiver plans to use prize money to pay daughter’s student loans by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

According to a media

release last Thursday, Nov. 19, NC Education Lottery officials said a Cherryville woman won $1 million on a $20 Holiday Countdown ticket. Selena Wallace of Cherryville told lottery officials in Raleigh, where she went to claim her prize money, that after getting off of work on Tuesday, Nov. 17, “something” told her to stop See $1 MILLION, Page 2

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Dr. Dewey Dellinger, Vice President of Gaston College and Dr. William Downs, President of Gardner-Webb University, sign a partnership agreement on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2020, that extends a yearly grant to students who have attended Gaston College within the past two years and who plan to attend GWU as a full-time, residential student. (photo provided) a co-admission agreement called Bound that allows enrolled Gaston

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