|5K on the Greenway
|Celebrate may as
Small business month!
It was a beautiful day for a 5k in FreeMoreWest benefiting Classroom Central, a vast improvement over last year’s rainy affair. The 3rd Annual FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway hosted a record 364 registered runners who made it out to run the course and interact with local vendors and sponsors. We look forward to returning to the old course next year assuming the greenway construction is complete, so we can avoid all the narrow switchbacks. Thank you for your patience while we dealt with construction!
Congratulations to our top 3 male runners: Chris Lamperski, Alejandro Arreola and Brad Popple and top 3 female runners: Elizabeth Allen, Julija Soryte and Maggie Pollard who made running a 5K look a little too easy, all running the hilly course in under 23 minutes. Raffle prizes and awards for all age groups were provided by Mountain Khakis, TrySports and Omega Sports. Check out the race results online.
We are grateful to all of our sponsors, especially Charlotte West Rotary, Wesley Village and James Hardie, hard-working volunteers, participants and vendors who made this year’s race a fun event for all. Chrome Toaster, Rhino Market, The Unknown Brewing Company, King of Pops, Harris Teeter and Dilworth Neighborhood Grille made sure that food and refreshments were available to our runners and attendees.
If you missed out on the fun, or just want to relive a bit of the glory, check out the pictures that were posted on Facebook!
FMW is a huge supporter of Small Business Month. Check out the all the local spots where you can find FMW Member and Charlotte small business, Enderly Coffee, in the Queen City!
|the movement foundation
Moves to freedom dr
Over the next 16 weeks, a 40,000-square-foot building located on Freedom Drive, will be a hive of activity as contractors and volunteers convert a former hydraulic-equipment shop into an energetic community center, filled with nonprofit offices, meeting space, clothes closets, feeding programs and a host of other services for Charlotte’s most disadvantaged citizens. Read More >
| Engraving Class
|BOB Awards Party
7:00 - 10:00pm
|Mock Interview Sessions
6:30 - 8:30pm
exploring Camp greene
memorial day history tour
In light of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, we’d like to spotlight FreeMoreWest’s very own Historic Camp Greene and step back in time to explore the story of this landmark and its contribution to our country and our city.
Camp Greene was built in the summer of 1917 during WWI, after Charlotte was chosen as the location for a new camp for the US Army. Named in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, the camp occupied 2,500 acres, had 2,000 buildings and more than 25 miles of roads.
Merely six weeks after construction of the camp began, the first troops began to arrive. Most of the men came from New England and western states, providing a melting pot of nationalities, including some immigrants who barely spoke English. Troops trained in trench warfare, remaining at the camp for a total of 30-90 days. More than 5 miles of trenches were dug to simulate the battlefields in France.
To aid in relations between army camps and nearby cities, such as Camp Greene and Charlotte, the US Government established the Fosdick Commission. In Charlotte, members of the commission found space for visiting family members and provided a variety of entertainment including: socials, band concerts, community sings and organized churches to accommodate the extra men. Camp Greene aided the war effort by training troops and helped Charlotte’s growth as a major southern city when many returned to marry and settle down after the war ended.
|E.C. Griffith Company|
E. F. Lombardi
Southern Apartment Group
|Wesley Heights Neighborhood Assoc.
Wesley Village Apartments
Browder Group Real Estate
Chatham Properties Inc.
|Grinnell Water Works Building
Health Management Group
Latin American Contemporary
|Picante Mexican Grill
State Farm Agent Happy Mullen
The Management Office
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