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Ground Breaking at First Ward Park

  Yesterday, Mecklenburg County held a ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking for First Ward Park. The Park is a much needed amenity for our neighborhood and the event was well attended. Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident and founder of the First Ward Community Fund, was a speaker at the event. Bob took time to […]

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Independence Day at The 1 House

Traditionally, on the Fourth of July, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the crew on duty at Fire Station One. This year’s feast was provided thanks to the Community Fund and generous donations from Reid’s Fine Foods and Harris Teeter. Once again, the Station was open to neighborhood residents for tours. Bob Szymkiewicz […]

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This mural hangs in the Central Division office in First Ward

Lunch With Friends

Yesterday we took several, past and present, Central Division Officers to lunch. Those who attended enjoyed a great meal and those who had other commitments were missed (and yes, we talked about you). It was nice catching up with our friends who have moved to other areas of the city. Several have been promoted and […]

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Blanket Drive

Yesterday, Carlos W & friends delivered one-hundred-seventy new blankets to the homeless population of Charlotte. Several weeks ago Carlos mentioned, via social media, his desire to undertake this project. The response was rapid with many people offering to help. The First Ward Community Fund has a history of this type of giving and we too […]

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First Ward Park

Get a Sneak Peek at the First Ward Park Saturday November 9th 2013 10am—11:30am UNC Charlotte Center City 320 E. 9th Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Renderings of the new park will be available with Staff there to answer your questions about the new park. COME JOIN US!!      

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Bob Szy... with Marguerite Caputo Suppa and Tom Seaver.

Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz talks education in First Ward.

School Supplies for First Ward

Today the First Ward Community Fund donated nearly $1,500 in school supplies to sixty-five children living in First Ward. Thanks to a generous donation from the NATCA Charitable Foundation we were able to supply our young residents with school supplies for the upcoming school year. In addition to these supplies, the High School and Middle […]

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Happy Fourth Y’all

Today I spent some time with our  friends at the CMPD Central Division Office. It’s always nice to catch-up with Lt. Cunningham and Officer Rowland. I did get to meet the new members of the leadership team and just hang out with the Police and chat. It seems all is well and solid plans are in […]

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Red, White and Food

It’s that time again. Each year, on Independence Day, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the men and women on duty at Fire Station One. This is how we, in First Ward, says thank you to the Charlotte Fire Department for helping to keep us safe each and every day. The loss of […]

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Heading out from CMPD HQ

2013 Law Enforcement Ride to DC

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund donated $500.00 to help support CMPD’s annual bike ride to our nation’s capitol. Members of the local law enforcement community make the trek each year to honor and remember those who have died in the line of duty. The five-hundred mile trip takes four days and it culminates […]

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