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


 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisors: 
Debbie Littlefield 
Parks & Recreation

704-920-5615
 
Taylor Morris 
Parks & Recreation
704-920-5616
 
Ron Ferrell 
Police
704-920-5037
 
Mailing address:
PO Box 308
Concord, NC 28026
 
Meeting location:
41 Cabarrus Avenue W
Concord, NC 28025