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Children's Miracle Network

by Mayes Harris Team

One of my gifts to sellers and buyers, when they close on a home, is a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, in their name.  Let me tell you a little about this wonderful charity.  Started in 1983, its goals are to help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals and also keeping those funds in the local community in which they were raised.  Our local hospital is the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.  Children’s Miracle Network provides comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year – whether they be suffering from asthma or broken bones to birth defects and cancer.  The charity’s most recognizable symbol is its red and yellow balloon icon, which goes very nicely with the RE/Max balloon logo, pictured below. 


Mayes Harris Realty is proud to be part of RE/Max, and a contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network.  For more information, go to:

Block Party Time!

by Mayes Harris Team

Just because the Fourth of July has come and gone doesn’t mean the partying has to stop!  Have you seen your neighbors recently?  Now is a great time to plan a block party!  It’s a fun way to reconnect with friends and neighbors, meet new ones, and build a sense of neighborhood.

First thing on your list is to get a small committee together to help with the planning.  Then pick a date and a rain date.  Decide whom to invite – just your cul-de-sac, several streets or the whole development?  Invite everyone via flyers in mailboxes, email or evite.  Set a starting and ending time, get volunteers to supply grills, and have everyone bring a dish to share. You’ll have to figure out which houses will volunteer their bathrooms, or if you’ll need to rent a portable toilet.  Check with your town to see if you need a permit for your party, and ask if police can set up road blocks to keep everyone safe.

Recommend that families bring blankets and folding chairs, Frisbees, balls, bubbles – anything that will be fun for the young and old.  Having a few scheduled games for kids is a great way to keep everyone occupied.  Some neighborhoods take up a collection to rent a bounce house and place it in someone’s yard.  Providing music is also fun.

Hopefully this will be the inspiration you need to get a block party set up in your neighborhood!

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