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‘Food Fight’ Nov. 4 supports Ada Jenkins Center

Oct. 18. The Ada Jenkins Center’s community “Food Fight,” a friendly competition among area chefs and restaurants, takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Participating restaurants and chefs include The Crazy Pig, the Davidson Soda Shop, Much Ado Catering, Whit’s Frozen Custard, Flatiron Kitchen + Tap House, On the Nines, and […]

Ada Jenkins Center offering tax assistance services

March 16. The Ada Jenkins Center is hosting two program sites — Davidson and Huntersville — for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). VITA volunteers will assist neighbors with incomes of $60,000 or less prepare their taxes for free. In 2022 they helped 173 households, saving them a total of $43,250 […]

Dan Houston, standing, emceed the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce diversity council's discussion with, from left, Ruby Houston, Ron Potts and Betty Caldwell.

The ‘what’s next’ after Black History Month

March 15. By TL Bernthal.  Even with Black History Month celebrations over, there are things anyone can do as a “what’s next” in race relations. In February, which is Black History Month, the diversity committee of the Lae Norman Chamber of Commerce brought together Ron Potts ,who was born and raised in the Smithville Community,  […]

Ada Jenkins Center seeks input from food truck operators on kitchen makeover

Feb. 15. The Ada Jenkins Center will use part of its American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding to make over its campus kitchen and cafeteria. “We are in the early-planning stages for this space, which will serve a variety of programing purposes, including potential (future) rental for commercial kitchen/food prep space for food trucks,” […]

Girl Scout food drive coming up on Oct. 8

Sept. 23. Girl Scouts Troops 1236, 2303 and 864 have a goal of collecting 1,200 pounds of food from The Peninsula neighborhood. Donations benefit Loaves & Fishes and Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Details Two locations will be set up 9-11 am Saturday, Oct. 8, to collect non-perishable food; no glass containers. The Scouts will […]


Ada Jenkins pivots with fundraisers; golf tourney brings in $36K

May 26. Ada Jenkins Center’s Golfing for Good event May 17 raised $36,200 for the non-profit community resource hub for families in Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville. AJC’s spring gala was the agency’s primary fundraising event until COVID-19 hit last year. The gala was canceled during both 2020 and 2021 due to COVID; in its place, […]