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Buy tix online for Oct. 6 Candidate Forum & BBQ


The stage is set. Oct. 6. Eleven candidates. Town Hall. The Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum is a unique opportunity to hear what our 2018-2019 elected officials say about issues facing Cornelius.

Buy tickets on EventBrite.com (search Cornelius NC). There will be a traditional pork barbecue with all the fixins, a blessing from Rev. Ellison Bowman, pastor of Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church, a patriotic song and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Pro Tem Woody Washam.

It’s a sweet format that’ll keep the candidates on their toes and allow us to get a glimpse into their vision for Cornelius. We will accept questions prior to the event via Cornelius Today Facebook and email: CorneliusToday@gmail.com. Sorry, no questions targeting individual candidates.

While other forums will be held in the evening or split up because of the size of the field, the Cornelius Today forum is lunchtime with a hard close at 1 pm.

When? Oct. 6, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Where? Community Room Town Hall
Cost? $9.50
Ticket? Yes, you need one. Grab a ticket here at www.eventbrite.com (Search Cornelius NC)

The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs $9.50 to attend. The price includes a traditional pork barbecue lunch, complete with cole slaw, beans, cookies and a beverage.

We will present a check to the TopDeck Foundation, which supports the Cornelius Police Department, at the conclusion of the event.

Cornelius Police Sgt. Jonathan Sarver, a talented gospel singer, will lead the assembly in a patriotic song.

Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cornelius, will moderate the forum. Bridget Rainey, co-founder of TopDeck, will be the timekeeper.

The event runs from 11:30 am to 1 pm Oct. 6 at Town Hall. Candidates are available before and after the formal program. Admission will be $9.50 online on www.EventBrite.com. Search Cornelius NC.