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Red Cross ‘All American Celebration’ to Honor Mynatt Family

Red Cross All American Celebration honors the Mynatt Family

This 12th annual event honors local community leaders in Cabarrus County.

📅 March 21st from 6pm until 9 pm
📍 Concord | Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC 28027
🎟️ Purchase tickets or make a donation online

The Southern Piedmont chapter of the Red Cross North Carolina region will host the 12th Annual ‘All-American Celebration’ on March 21st at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.

  • This year, the ceremony will honor the Mynatt Family, owners and operators of the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships serving the Concord and Salisbury areas.

The All-American Celebration is a special event that highlights those members in the Southern Piedmont who have made a humanitarian impact in their community while helping to support the Red Cross mission of compassion in action in times of need.

FUN FACT: Grace’s mother had a connection to the Red Cross, as she participated in the “Knit Your Bit” program, in which volunteers knitted goods such as socks, sweaters, scarves, and wristlets for American soldiers.

The event raises funds to help support the local mission, including assisting residents with immediate aid and recovery after disaster and providing free fire alarms to residents during our local ‘Sound the Alarm’ events.

The Mynatt family has a long-standing legacy of community engagement and advocacy in the Cabarrus County community. Ben and Grace Mynatt met in 1955 at the University of Tennessee, the state where Ben began his career as a car salesman. With two children, the family first moved to Hickory, N.C. to open the family’s very first dealership before settling in Concord, N.C. to open the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships. Since then, the business – and family – has become a staple in the Concord and Salisbury areas.

Photos of Ben and Grace Mynatt courtesy of the Mynatt family

“Being involved is something that our family has always done,” said Ward Childress, grandson to Ben and Grace Mynatt. “It’s been engrained in me.”

His mother, Cyndie Mynatt, also began working with her father, Ben, in 1985 before taking over the family business in 2001. Grandson Ward Childress and his wife moved back to the area and began working for the business in 2014.

All members of the Mynatt family have a track record of dedicated community service in Cabarrus County. Cyndie Mynatt (left), Grace Mynatt (middle), and Ward Childress (right) have all served in the local Rotary Club chapter, as well as the Cabarrus Chamber Board. Grace Mynatt has a career of service on the Board of Education for Cabarrus County, while Cyndie Mynatt is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Additionally, Ward Childress has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus 2024-APL-1190 chapter. Lastly, the Ben Mynatt Children’s Foundation Classic golf tournament – now in its 23rd year – has raised over $1 million for local children’s groups.


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