The City of Concord will host the 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 20, from 6 - 8 p.m.

The ceremony will be held on Market Street in downtown Concord.
Join Santa Claus, the Mayor and City Council Members as we light the City’s Christmas Tree.
Irvin Elementary School, Cox Mill Elementary School and Gary Gilmore will perform during the ceremony.
The public is invited to enjoy free Kid Zone with Santa’s Village, trackless train, crafts, and  visit with Santa Claus.
The motorized trolley rides are from 6-7:30 p.m.
Tree is officially lit at 6:30 p.m. by the  Mayor, Council, and Santa

We hope to see you and your families at the ceremony as we kick off the holiday season.
FIREWORKS START AT 7:30 P.M.  Sponsored by CMC-NorthEast
Cabarrus Events Association presents the 81st Concord Christmas Parade Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 2:30 PM
The parade starts at Church Street North at Lake Concord Road NE and ends   at Union Street South at Corbin Avenue SE/SW
Each year the parade committee selects a local Concord and or Cabarrus County resident to honor for his or her service to the community.
This year’s Parade Marshal is Col. Hector H. Henry II, MD.
Contact: Brenda Drye, Executive Director, Cabarrus Events Association
  704-699-1702 or email
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
All offices will reopen on Monday, November 30th.

Thanksgiving, week of 11/23/09 Garbage and Recycling Schedule
Normal garbage & recycling collection Monday through Wednesday
Thursdays garbage & recycling will be collected on Friday
Fridays garbage & recycling will be collected on Saturday
Yard Waste Collection
Thanksgiving, week of 11/23/09 Please place all yard waste by the curb on Monday 11/23
Loose Leaf Collection is scheduled for Tuesday's garbage collection route between Friday, November 20th to Wednesday, November 25th to accommodate the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Fats Oils and Grease
The old saying “ Out of sight is out of mind “ may be good for many things but not so with GREASE.
Once out of sight your problems are just starting.

Cooking grease is one of the major causes of residential sewer clogs. These clogs can end up causing sewer spills. Cooking grease coats pipelines much the same as fatty foods clog human arteries. The grease clings to the insides of the pipe, eventually causing blockage and potential sewer spills.

A few simple kitchen procedures now will prevent costly problems in the future.
Instead of putting meat trimmings down the garbage disposal place them in the trash can.
Wipe greasy residue from frying pans and cooking pots with a paper towel prior to washing. Place the towel in the trash.
Cooking oil and grease should be collected in a non-recyclable container and disposed of in the trash. These fats and oils include salad oil, bacon fat, sausage and ham fat, and frying oil.

Help us keep Concords arteries clean. Dispose of your grease in the proper manner.
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