Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The Kings Mountain Herald
Grover inn celebrates Capitol tradition
The Inn of the Patriots Bed and Breakfast
in Grover held an Egg Roll and Easter Egg
Hunt on its lawn Monday morning, paying
homage to a Capitol Hill tradition that began
200 years ago.
. Innkeeper Marti
Mongiello, who hosted the
event with his wife Stormy
and son JT, said that they scat-
tered hundreds of eggs for
children to find. Some of the
eggs contained cash prizes,
coins, candy and fruit. Special
2010 wooden eggs, painted
red, white and blue, were also
found in the hunt. Another
prized find were the few hand-
painted eggs that bare the signature of
innkeeper Stormy Mongiello.
: Other activities Monday morning were an
Easter Egg Roll, which involved children
rolling their plastic eggs in a race to the fin-
ish line with only the aid of a spoon; a visit
from the Easter Bunny and games of horse-
shoes and carrot basketball batting.
Marti said that First Lady Dolly Madison
is credited with having the first egg roll 200
years ago on the lawns of Capitol Hill in
She was inspired by some photographs
she saw of kids in Geeza rolling eggs with a
stick, he said.
A The event was originally
held on Capitol Hill, but rumor
has it that the stench from rot-
ten eggs left out in the sun and
the debris of broken eggs re-
maining after each event
spurred some to protest the
Easter activity, Marti said.
The issue was debated on
the Hill and both sides held
that banished the activities
from the D.C. lawn.
First Lady Lucy Hayes, wife of President
Rutherford B. Hayes, moved the festivities
to the grounds of the White House, where it
continues to this day, Marti said.
The Egg Roll and hunt at the inn started
simultaneously with the festivities held this
year in Washington, D.C., hosted by First
. Lady Michelle Obama.
firm until a law was passed
Eight-year-old Hannah Smith, left, and Renee Unnasch, 9, run back to the
starting line as they participated in an Easter Egg Roll outside of the Inn of
the Patriots on Monday morning..
photo by EMILY WEAVER
CITY HONORS THOSE WHO SERVE
MAYOR RICK MURPHREY, right, accepts a plaque from the Piedmont Coun-
cil Boy Scouts of America from Scouter Allen Queen on behalf of the city
and city council. Queen stated appreciation for support of Boy Scouts on
Boy Scout Day Feb. 12.
| LEFT, Sgt. Bob Myers was honored for 34 years of service on the KM Board of Adjustment. Right, RED HATS FOR FIREMEN -- Shon Paul Sheffield,
| Fire Chief Frank Burns, Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Black, Fleete (Chip) Wilson and Mayor Rick Murphrey, left to right, are pictured at tity council's
1 Tuesday night meeting. Sheffield, Wilson and Tanner Brown (not pictured) all received their red hats, signifying they had completed a nine week
| Fire Academy course, 408 hours at Cleveland Community College,and are now Certified Level Il Firefighters and Haz-Mat Level | Certified. The three
graduates, hired by the city in July 2009, traded their blue hats for red, said Chef Burns. ;
PHOTOS MADE BY ELLIS NOELL
JOHN WRIGHT, left, Fire Captain, receives an award for 25
years of service with the City of Kings Mountain from Mayor
‘Winners of a recent 3-on-3 contest, which helped raise money for the city's
Relay for Life team, are: left to right, Daniel Asgari, Jonathan Hines, Bran-
‘don Putnam - organizer of the event, Jeremy Watson and DJ Darby.
UPCOMING RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS
is the theme of Relay for
Life events planned in
Kings Mountain this
month and Saturday, April
10, promises to be fun at
"Parade of Tables" at 6
p.m. at the H. Lawrence
Patrick Senior Center.
Det. Sgt. Lisa Proctor
of the Kings Mountain Po-
lice Department will make
the keynote address and a
quartet of musicians will
The "parade of tables"
works this way: those par--
ticipating make up their
own round tables of eight,
decorate them, provide the
food and ask donations
from each participant.
Relay co-chairs Frank
Burns and Tammy White
say that 17 tables are al-
ready reserved and 13
more tables are available.
Relay teams and/or fami-
lies are among those plan-
ning to take part. The City.
of Kings Mountain team,
. for instance, plans to serve
BBQ ribs. Tammy's team
of Cowgirls plans to serve
lasagna. Other teams haye
their own unique ideas for
decorating including luaus,
birthdays, sports, etc.
An auction will also be
featured and some of the
items up for grabs include
a leather jacket, Dale Earn-
hardt diecast car, full size
standups of NASCAR
drivers, and lots of good
items, says Burns.
"The welcome mat is
out for everyone to come
to all the events planned in
Kings Mountain and have
fun to raise money for a
good cause," White added.
Other Relay events this
week include: Karoke
Night at Kings Mountain
Room from 5-9 p.m. on
Friday; car wash and hot-
dogs from 10 a.m.-noon in
the First Baptist Church
parking lot by the relay
team from the Kings
Mountain Herald; break-
_fast biscuits from 6:30-9
am. and hotdogs, ham-
burgers and bake sale from -
11 am.-1 p.m. at Dixon
Dixon School Road; and a
Fish Off on Sunday at 732
Canterbury Rd. No. 1,
sponsored by Long Creek
Kings Mountain Hospital
BBQ lunch is planned
Wednesday, April 14, from
11 am.-2 p.m. in the hos- .
pital cafeteria; and Fire-
stone plans a car wash
Thursday, April 15, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. at 100 Fire-
Susan Doggett. Susan is a
Converse College, and has
ity’s 3-on-3 rai SASi plans
City §3-on) raises $ I Way’ done additional study at-
- money for Relay workshop Winthrop University,
Brandon Putnam, an officer withthe The Southem Arts So- UNC Charlotte, Arrow-
Kings Mountain's Codes Department, re- ciety is sponsoring a work- mont, and a number of
cently organized a 3-on-3 basketball tour- shop based on the book workshops. Weaving, em-
nament to raise money for Relay for Life. "The Artists Way" by Julia broidery and book arts are
The toumament raised $622.75 forthe Cameron. It is a journey her current focus. She has
city's Relay team. for all artists and creative ~ SXhibited her work
Daniel Asgari, Jonathan Hines, Je- people to help them ex- throughout the southeast.
remy Watson and DJ Darby won the tour- « plore their creativity. The class begins Mon-
nament. Runners up were Steven Surratt, The facilitator will be day, April 19, 7 pm.-8:30
Stoney Fanney, Johnny Malaythong and ~~ artist and Shelby resident, ~P:0 at Southern Arts So-
ciety (at the Depot) in
Steven Surratt won the free throw fiber artist and founding Kings Mountain. There is
contest and the 3-point contest. Logan member of Synergy Stu- 2 fee. For more informa-
Fuller won the tournament's half-court dios and Gallery in Shelby. tion call 704-739-5585 or
“shot contest. She completed her BFA at 704-739-5723.
From Page 1
ing to share his testimony of how his life
was saved, on May 1st at the Cleveland
County Fairgrounds. The event is free and
open to all.
Cruz' message is powerful. He rose from
a birthright of satanic worship to lead the
most feared gang in New York City before
he had a total conversion experience. The
man, who once led a gang to a life of crime,
has now helped lead thousands or millions to
a life of redemption through Christ. He has
shared his testimony with about 40 million
* people so far.
Volunteer prayer counselors will be
needed at the event on May Ist. Renn said
that they are aiming to recruit 200 people,
age 16 and older, to serve as prayer coun-
These volunteers must attend one of two
orientation sessions. The first session will be
held Thursday, April 8, at the city council
‘chamber in Shelby at 6:30 p.m. Another will
be held next Thursday, April 15, at Goforth
Hall on the Cleveland County Fairgrounds at
6:30 p.m. !
"The applicants also must be approved to
serve in this capacity by their pastor," Renn
Volunteers, who are setting the stage for a
memorable movement, are still collecting
donations and sponsorships for the Nicky
Cruz Outreach. Tax-deductable donations
can be made to the cause by calling Charles
Cabaniss at 704-482-4107.
"Every penny goes to the outreach," Renn’
said. "We want to do this with excellence, so
that those who attend will remember May 1st
for years to come."
Transportation, like church buses, may be
needed on May Ist to help get the youth to
There is also a need for long-term men-
torships or discipleships for the youth, who -
may find the Lord and will need a faithful
guide on their new spiritual path. These
"spiritual adoptions," Renn said, could be
The Nicky Cruz Outreach planners also
seek the gifts of prayer. Renn said that they
are hoping to have four prayer centers in
each quarter of the county (north; south, east
and west) to meet in prayer for the outreach
while it is taking place.
After a few visits to the middle school and
high school in Shelby on Friday, April 30,
and the public outreach Saturday night, a
combined church service will be held at the
Malcolm Brown Auditorium at Shelby High
at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 2.
Pastor Renn said that they will have room
for about 1,500 people in the non-denomina-
tional combined church service.
For = more information,