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May 2 is Red, White & Bundled shower at Town Hall

Red White and Bundled in action

April 29. The Susan M. Tillis Foundation will hold the Red White and Bundled baby shower from 6 pm to 730 pm Thursday May 2 at Cornelius Town Hall.

The showers held every year result in baby items worth tens of thousands of dollars for soldiers at Fort Liberty.


Susan Tillis

The ​foundation grew out of a visit to Fort Liberty (formerly Bragg) nine years ago where Tillis, who runs the Allen Tate office Davidson, saw first-hand the needs of junior enlisteds and their families.

Her husband is US Sen. Thom Tillis, who began his career in politics on the Cornelius Town Board.

Over the years hundreds of people have brought baby items to Cornelius Town Hall where Tillis collects them with a team of volunteers and ships them off to military bases for distribution.

The YMCA is the on-site program coordinator at Fort Liberty.

Tillis has taught Sunday school, volunteered with PTA and was Girl Scout leader. In 2005, she began a successful career at Allen Tate where she was nominated Rookie of the Year. She now manages the Allen Tate office in Davidson.