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Movers and Shakers 2014

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S: Movers and Shakers 2014

BC: Thank you, Commissioners, for the wonderful memories.!

FC: Movers and Shakers 2014

1: Each day, Movers and Shakers boarded a bus and hit the road to visit so many places and people who make Gaston County what it is today. With each visit, we became prouder to call Gaston County our home.

3: On the first day, we met with Superior Court Judge Jesse Caldwell, and he filled us in on all the details of courthouse procedures and how the laws protect us.

5: We learned that Movers and Shakers are people who devote their lives to serving the public, running for elected positions, and giving back to their community.

6: On Day Two, we visited Fire Station No. 1 to learn how important fire fighters are to our county.

7: Movers and Shakers are trained, educated, skilled individuals who make a difference in the lives of our citizens and sometimes risk their own lives. | Patrick

8: Gretchen

10: We ended the one day with a delicious treat as we discovered an icon and learned the history of its success.

12: Another day allowed us to be college students for the first time at Gaston College. where we learned so much.

14: All the students worked hard to save the SIM man with a little CPR and help from a ventilator.

16: Movers and Shakers never stop learning and continue their educations.

17: Eating at a Gaston Co. family owned business was a highlight of day four.

18: We got down to some pretty serious business as we met with Superintendent Booker about what changes could be made to improve our schools.

21: Gaston Together was a bonding experience. | A competi-tion was held to present a skit depict Gaston County. | Each team created a skit which illustrated what is best about Gaston County, what is worst, and what needs to be changed. The students were brilliant in their efforts.

22: We had the opportunity to meet with our County Commissioners who make these two weeks possible. | Commissioner Jason Williams and Commissioner Joe Carpenter gave us plenty to think about regarding the responsibility that commissioners have while making decisions for the welfare of our citizens.

25: Future Commissioners of Gaston County??????

27: Ashley Arms was a treasure of history as we learned about its preservation and how many of our ancestors might have attended this school, now luxury apartments.

28: We got to climb all overAshley Arms, formerly Gastonia High School and AshleyHigh School and Jr. High School.

29: Movers and Shakers preserve our history and heritage and take risks to maintain beautiful architecture.

30: A visit to the Sundrop/Choice Beverages plant was probably our favorite day. Here we saw the actual production of the Sundrop products, taste-tested and walked away with several souvenirs.

31: Now, more than ever, we need movers and shakers to own and grow their own businesses in Gaston County. Choice Beverage proved that!

34: The rain didn't stop these Movers and Shakers. We visited the Farmers' Market, an antique and used goods store, and a locally owned restaurant to prove to us that people from Gaston County do provide and take care of their own.

35: We bought products and goods made by the citizens of Gaston County. | \

37: Our time at City Hall was so eye-opening. We learned so much from City Manager Ed Munn about how our 75,000 citizens are protected, provided for, and served. We know that Movers and Shakers like these elected officials are gifts to our county seat.

39: Even though we need a little time for some rest and relaxation, we kept moving.

40: Our time a City Hall taught us that we are all on the map in one ward or another, and we're represented by non-partisan citizens who work for our best.

41: One or two of us learned that our heritage includes some pretty important dignitaries such as the former Honorable Mayor Roland E. Bradley.

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