Statue for Scott Griffin

Statue for Scott Griffin

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Bout Time

Charlotte, NC

#1 May 4, 2014
After reading the article about the founding and the future of The Mount Holly Farmer's Market in today's local section in the Charlotte Observer, I think it is about time that the citizens of Mount Holly erect a statue in Mount Holly honoring the contributions of Scott Griffin to the City of Mount Holly.

I am thinking we could establish a bank account for donations for this purpose at either the BB&T or the Wells Fargo bank in Mount Holly. If anyone is interested we could plan to meet at the City Café one evening to get the ball rolling on this important endeavor.
no thanks

Gastonia, NC

#2 May 5, 2014
Bout Time wrote:
After reading the article about the founding and the future of The Mount Holly Farmer's Market in today's local section in the Charlotte Observer, I think it is about time that the citizens of Mount Holly erect a statue in Mount Holly honoring the contributions of Scott Griffin to the City of Mount Holly.

I am thinking we could establish a bank account for donations for this purpose at either the BB&T or the Wells Fargo bank in Mount Holly. If anyone is interested we could plan to meet at the City Café one evening to get the ball rolling on this important endeavor.
Count me out.
no thanks 2

Charlotte, NC

#3 May 6, 2014
I agree, with the first no thanks. No!
NEVER

Charlotte, NC

#4 May 6, 2014
Might I suggest one of him tooting his own horn?
Agree

Charlotte, NC

#5 May 6, 2014
NEVER wrote:
Might I suggest one of him tooting his own horn?
Yes, that would be an appropriate statue for the Renaissance Man of Mount Holly.
Luke

Charlotte, NC

#6 May 7, 2014
NEVER wrote:
Might I suggest one of him tooting his own horn?
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."

Since: Jan 14

Waynesville, NC

#7 May 7, 2014
I know nothing of Mr. Griffin except he answered my questions about the farmer's market by phone. But if he was awarded the Mount Holly Man of the Year award, why would anyone feel malice for this man? To be bestowed that award, you have to have a good heart and be smart/ambitious enough to do something to put that "good heart" to work with something tangible.

I'm just saying!
Ditto

Charlotte, NC

#8 May 7, 2014
Scott-L wrote:
I know nothing of Mr. Griffin except he answered my questions about the farmer's market by phone. But if he was awarded the Mount Holly Man of the Year award, why would anyone feel malice for this man? To be bestowed that award, you have to have a good heart and be smart/ambitious enough to do something to put that "good heart" to work with something tangible.
I'm just saying!
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Flagged

Stanley, NC

#9 May 7, 2014
Scott walks to a different beat and many people are put off by his aloofness. However you would be hard pressed to find a more decent, caring, and hardworking person. To understand him you have to know him. He would do anything for you. He is good for Mt. Holly.

Since: Jan 14

Waynesville, NC

#10 May 8, 2014
Well I, as an introvert, admire someone who puts themselves "out there" for a good cause. Once you step out as a community do-gooder, inevitably there will be some pointing their finger at you with less-than-kind things to say. And if you can keep up the good deeds in spite of that kind of "from the sidelines" criticism, you are indeed a community leader. Personally, I'd prefer those "on the sidelines" find a different forum to perform your duties.
Shame

Charlotte, NC

#11 May 8, 2014
What is Scott Griffin's background story besides the farmer's market?

Since: Jan 14

Waynesville, NC

#12 May 8, 2014
Well to earn Mount Holly Man of the Year award is all I need to know. The people that earn that award have long and distinguished public service resumes.
Shame

Charlotte, NC

#13 May 8, 2014
Well I never knew Mount Holly had a Man and Woman of the Year awards benefit until I read your post. Had never heard anything about it! So I'm not trying to downgrade his status I just want to know more about him. And what does it take to earn these awards? Not saying they don't deserve them, I just wonder are they voted on by the citizens cause how is it possible I (and a few others I've asked) have never heard of these awards.

Since: Jan 14

Waynesville, NC

#14 May 8, 2014
Well I guess I should have expected some kind of validation from those that are keen. Here is a link to an article for this year's event. The Man and Woman of the year starts on Page 3:

http://www.gastongazette.com/news/business/mo...

From what I was told by the 2012 Man of the Year sitting at my table, the past winners choose the current year winner.(I don't think anyone told me how the first one or few were chosen.) I was told the criteria to be judged is "community service".

The event program had a listing of all the past recipients. But I can find nowhere online where they are listed. I'm 98% sure I saw Mr. Griffin's name on that list maybe 5 years back.
Flagger

Stanley, NC

#15 May 8, 2014
As I said Scott can get under your skin at times without really trying to. It took me sometime to understand his quirks. I also realized some of those quirks were mine. I have nothing bad to say about the guy. Very focused. He is a good soul.
Agree 2

Charlotte, NC

#16 May 8, 2014
Flagged wrote:
Scott walks to a different beat and many people are put off by his aloofness. However you would be hard pressed to find a more decent, caring, and hardworking person. To understand him you have to know him. He would do anything for you. He is good for Mt. Holly.
I agree. "He would do anything for you." As long as everyone knew about it and it was in the papers.
Freud

Charlotte, NC

#17 May 8, 2014
Flagger wrote:
As I said Scott can get under your skin at times without really trying to. It took me sometime to understand his quirks. I also realized some of those quirks were mine. I have nothing bad to say about the guy. Very focused. He is a good soul.
Maybe........you are he?
just me

Gastonia, NC

#18 May 9, 2014
statues are creepy
Flagger

Stanley, NC

#19 May 10, 2014
To Freud: No. I'm not Scott. I am a friend.
To Agree 2: You undoubtably do not know the guy yet offer an opinion based on hear-say from the boards. Get to know the guy before you criticize him.
Closer than thou

Gastonia, NC

#20 May 11, 2014
Flagger wrote:
To Freud: No. I'm not Scott. I am a friend.
To Agree 2: You undoubtably do not know the guy yet offer an opinion based on hear-say from the boards. Get to know the guy before you criticize him.
Do you really know him ? How about his angry side? Need I elaborate?

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