News About Town: Touch-A-Truck was this past Saturday in Stumptown Park. Over 700 people attended the event for hands-on activities with trucks, cars, motorcycles, and Public Works’ machinery. Attendees also had the opportunity to chat with town staff, get a balloon animal (or sword, in some cases), and Kona Ice to cool down the masses on that very hot and sweaty day. Police K9 units wowed the crowd with tracking and sniffing abilities, and the Fire Department flexed their truck muscles with Ladder Truck 124 in full 101-foot extension.
News Around Town: Early Voting for the September 10th Special Election begins on Wednesday, August 21. Early Voting will only be available at Hal Marshall library on the first day, and will open at additional sites - including Matthews Library - the day after. Visit the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections site to view early voting hours and locations. Visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections site to check your registration and view your sample ballot. Reminder: if you're not registered to vote, you can still fill out registration paperwork and vote during early voting!
One Good Thing: Warm up your hugging arms for August 24. Mount Moriah is hosting their 4th Annual “Hug-A-Cop” Event from. As a former NC Highway Patrolman, Reverend Larry Whitley began this event as a way to connect law enforcement to the community. The event is a collaboration between Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Matthews Presbyterian, and Matthews UMC. Stop by Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church located at 381 Crestdale Road in Matthews from 4 til 8 pm and show your gratitude for Matthews police, first responders, and public safety employees.