Monday, July 8, 2019
On the cover, Mount Holly artist Teresa Rench is carrying the Phoenix lantern for which she received an award for the best lantern. (Photo by Bob Leverone.) In the smaller photo below, Emily Andress (right) and Alison Pearce are holding framed magazine covers, presented by publisher Debbie Cole of the Biz Well Corp.
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The spectacular Lantern Parade through downtown Mount Holly last October made the cover of the Montcross Area Chamber's 12th annual Visitor and Newcomer Welcome magazine.
The 2019-20 magazine was unveiled Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Mount Holly City Council meeting, where copies were presented to city officials, to Lantern Parade creator Emily Andress and to Alison Pearce, who represented Teresa Rench because she was unable to attend. Ms. Rench is featured in the cover photo carrying a Phoenix lantern she made, which was judged the parade's best lantern.
Chamber member Biz Well Corp. has published all 12 editions of the magazine, and Biz Well owner Debbie Cole presented the first copies of the magazines and also framed copies of the cover to Ms. Andress and Ms. Pearce.
The magazine is packed with useful information on Gaston County for visitors and newcomers and includes articles on the six cities and towns of the Montross area in eastern Gaston County -- Mount Holly, Belmont, Cramerton, Lowell, McAdenville and Stanley. Another Chamber member ImageMark Business Services printed the publication.
The magazine will be distributed free throughout the next 12 months to visitors and newcomers and long-time residents, too, at city halls in the Montcross area, the Chamber office, the Gaston County Visitor Center, the offices and shops of advertisers and dozens of other locations.
Holding framed copies of the cover are Emily Andress (right) and Alison Pearce, representing Teresa Rench. Others on the front row, from left, are Chamber Board Chair Shannon Thomas of Creative Solutions Special Events, magazine publisher Debbie Cole of the Biz Well Corp., and Mount Holly Mayor Bryan Hough. City Council members on the second row are, from left, David Moore, Lauren Shoemaker, Jeff Meadows, City Manager Danny Jackson, and council members Charles McCorkle and Perry Toomey.