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Park and Recreation's 3rd Annual Hats Off to Parks Luncheon to Support Newtown Memorial Playground Build
The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department will hold the 3rd Annual Hats Off to Parks Luncheon on Friday, May 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  at Freedom Park.
Hats Off to Parks is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting park projects throughout the County. This year’s event will benefit a playground, which will be built at Park Road Park, in memory of the students and teachers lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The luncheon will include Jazz in the Park, an extensive silent auction featuring more than 50 donated items from community partners, and cuisine courtesy of Armin's Catering featuring: 
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Bellini Salad
  • Chicken Salad 
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Desserts donated by bakeries throughout Mecklenburg County

Tickets for the event cost $50. To purchase a ticket, please click here, or contact Lori Saylor, volunteer services and special events coordinator for Park and Recreation, at 704-353-0504 or  

Construction on the playground will begin at the end of the fundraising campaign. Learn more about the project by watching the following video.

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