Youth Council


2014-2015 City of Concord Youth Council Members


2014 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board: President, Anna Hathcock; Vice President, Caroline Fisher; Secretary, Emily Shriver; Finance Chair, Callie Alvarado; Program/Marketing Chair, Will Yoder, and Catilin Epstein, Social Chair.

Advisors are Debbie Littlefield, Parks & Recreation Supervisor; Taylor Morris, Parks & Recreation Program Specialist and Ron Ferrell, CID, Concord Police.


Youth Council Events

Union Street Live!, third Thursday May-Sept., Downtown Concord

Union Street Live is a series of outdoor concerts featuring regionally recognized musical entertainment in a family-oriented environment.  The series is the third Thursday, May-September.  Youth Council volunteers sold raffle tickets and assisted with the monthly drawings for a gift bag full of gift certificates from downtown stores.

Mariana Mendez, chair

Chilly Willy Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we did a cool activity and theme with kids, such as, Bright As the Sky Tie Dye, Fun With the Sun, Watermelon Wednesday, Super Soaking Summer Day, Muddy Buddy, Color Crawl and Supersize Game Day.  It was wonderful to spend great quality time with the children who came out to do the fun acitivies!

Loren Waites & Mary Lauren Willis, co-chairs


Family Friendly Fun

Programs included Geocaching, Ballon Busters, Recycled Fort Building and Extreme Team.

Andrew Willis & Seth Kirby, co-chairs


Outdoor Explorers

The lives of the animals in the woods around us are a mystery just begging to be explored!  During Outdoor Explorers we did just that!  From the critters that fly, to those in the creek, we put them all under the microscope, while appreciating the beauty of nature at the same time.

Austin Barbee, chair


Esther's Heart's Backpacks for Hope, continual through out the school year

Maddie Bovasso, chair.


Community Free Clinic, third Tuesday, continual through out the school year

Mariana Mendez, chair.


Streetlight 5K Frolic, July 11, Downtown Concord

Rachel Silver, chair.


Streetlight 5K & Fun Run, July 11, Downtown Concord & McGee Park 

Anna Silver, chair.


Safety Palooza, September 20, Kmart parking lot

Safety Palooza was held at the Kmart on Concord Parkway from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2014. This event was sponsored by Safe Kids, in order to promote all around health and well-being for children in our community. At this event, there was a K9 Unit demonstration, car seat checks, inflatables, painting/crafts, health related vendors, and a silent auction to raise money for Safe Kids. We had twelve volunteers that helped at various stations at Safety Palooza. Youth Council participated in order to sponsor the safe childhood development that is important in becoming active and healthy members of society later in life. Not only was this event beneficial to the volunteers by allowing us to actively interact with children, but it also benefitted the children by allowing them to learn about the importance of safety and health in our community.

Sara Strathmann, chair.


Social:  Eat at Moe's "Moe's Monday", September , Moe's Restaurant

Caitlin Epstein, chair & social committee.


Dog Food Drive, September 22

I chaired the Dog Food Drive (held on 9/22/14) and had a great group involvement and council participation.  I helped donate 62 bags of dog food to Meals on Wheels.  Everyone participated at the meeting by bringing in food and/or packing food into a smaller bag so that Meals On Wheels could distribute the food easier.  They (Meals On Wheels) were extremely appreciative and even sent me a "thank you" letter for bringing the food to them. (See Attached Images).  I think the project was very successful

John Eury, chair.


Dogs’ Day Out, October 18, Les Myers Park


Caroline Fisher & Madison Jenkins, co-chairs


Candy Crawl, October 31, Downtown Concord


Merrill Douglass, chair.


Zombie Laser Tag Social: WW Flowe Park, 99 Central Parks Dr., October 26


Caitlin Epstein, chair & Social Committee  


5 Alarm 5K, November 1, Downtown Concord & McGee Park


Sara Strathmann, chair.


Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes


Meg Aldridge, chair.


Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 21, Downtown Concord

Callie Alvarado, chair.


Holiday Happenings, December 6, Downtown Concord

Nicole Ashburn, chair.


Concord Rotary Can-A-Thon, December 13, Various grocery stores,


Abby Stoddard & Abigail Bestler, co-chairs.


Senior Send-Off, December 8


Caitlin Epstein, chair & social committee


Cops & Kids, December 20, Boys & Girls Club/Kmart

Austin Gregory, chair. 


Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, January 26

Ugoji Nwanaji, chair.


Operation: Teddy Bear Drop, February 9, Build-A-Bear Workshop @ Concord Mills

Madison Walker, chair.

Anna Hathcock, chair.


Social: CiCi's Pizza, February


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Ushers, Proposals, Jan. 23, 24, 30, 31,  Feb. 6, 7 Old Courthouse Theatre


Meg Aldridge & , co-chairs.


Valentines 2 Seniors, February 12, location TBD


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Concord on Canvas, March 6, Hotel Concord


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SeussFest, March 7, Concord Library

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Social, March 16


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Bunny Run Festival, April 4, Downtown Concord


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5K Bunny Run, April 4, Downtown Concord & McGee Park


Katherine Shue, chair.


Social, April 20


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Big Brothers Big Sisters, TBD, Dave & Busters


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Spring Into Arts Festival, May 2, Downtown Concord


Madelynn Bovasso and Riley Olson, co-chairs.


Awards Banquet, May 18, Hotel Concord







Debbie Littlefield 
Parks & Recreation

Taylor Morris 
Parks & Recreation
Ron Ferrell 
Mailing address:
PO Box 308
Concord, NC 28026
Meeting location:
41 Cabarrus Avenue W
Concord, NC 28025