As you may know, we’re running a photo contest, asking for your photos and thoughts on “What Charlotte means to me.”
In promoting the contest for us, three people had this to say about what Charlotte means to them:
- “After a long weekend in and around suburban NYC, I was surprised at how much I felt a longing to be back in Charlotte while driving up I-87 yesterday afternoon. Many of us have those feelings when we go away.”
- “I love that retired CEOs are comfortable sitting down for a breakfast sandwich at the Old Brick Store with the local farmers dressed in workday clothes and sharing smiles and laughter that prove that our community embraces and includes all people. … We have so much to learn from each other, if we just take the time to inquire with an open mind what our neighbors find brings them joy and soothes their fears.”
- “A compassionate people, rooted in tradition, walking wide-eyed into the future; a community of farms and lakes, mountains and streams, hopes and dreams; neighbors at play together in this cathedral of beauty; a town, my town, that I simply call ‘home.’”
So far, we’ve received 17 entries — including two from Charlotte kids — and we’d love to see more. In addition to three prizes open to all entrants, we have added special prizes for those under 18 years old:
- First prize: Four tickets to the ECHO Leahy Center (two adults, two kids).
- Second prize: A $50 gift certificate from Cookie Love.
- Third Prize: A $50 gift certificate from Stones Throw Pizza.
Photos should be high resolution, 300 dpi. One entry per person, please. Your entry must include your name, age (if you’re under 18), address, phone number and email address (so we can notify you) and a brief description of how your photo expresses what Charlotte means to you.
Many thanks to those supplying our prizes: Lee Krohn, Frances Foster and Glen Findholt, Head over Fields Farm, The ECHO Leahy Center, Cookie Love and Stone’s Throw Pizza.