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Press Releases:

April 22, 2021: U.S. Bank hearts the Rail Trail - Monthly Rail Trail Clean-Ups Kick Off This Weekend

CHARLOTTE (April 22, 2021): This Earth Day, U.S. Bank is renewing its commitment to the Charlotte Rail Trail through a partnership with South End Social and its monthly Rail Trail clean up events – Voluncheers. This event started as a way to support the South End Social mission of producing, promoting and providing high-quality experiences that are beneficial to residents, small businesses and the South End community. The volunteers who come every month have a passion for taking care of their neighborhood and the clean up events are a fun way to bring residents together to make their community better. South End Social rewards their volunteers with giveaways from local businesses following each clean up.

May 18, 2021: Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day by Exploring Art Along the Rail Trail in South End

CHARLOTTE (May 18, 2021): Charlotte City Center Partners and U.S. Bank are teaming up with the CLT Scavenger Hunt to celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day along the Charlotte Rail Trail. Attendees will have a chance to win prizes from local businesses and participate in a Grand Prize Raffle where one lucky hunter will receive a $500 gift card, courtesy of U.S. Bank. The event starts on Sunday, May 23rd. Eight clues will be posted throughout the day, each showcasing some of the vibrant art along the Trail. The first 300 hunters who reach the final clue location will receive Grand Prize scratch offs, and the lucky number will be drawn at random on National Scavenger Hunt Day: Monday, May 24th.

May 20, 2021: Art, Music, and Surprises Popping up During South End Blooms

CHARLOTTE (May 20, 2021): Flowers are blooming all across the Queen City … and so is art in South End. Local creatives - musicians, fiber artists, painters, dancers and more — will share their skills in public spaces and businesses as part of South End Blooms, a celebration of Charlotte’s creative community withsurprise, pop-up art experiences blooming every weekend through June 15.