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in Community

Our people are our treasures

Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable
sources of life and inspiration. They are our touchstones, our points of reference, our identity.
- UNESCO World Heritage Information Kit -

The Soul of Our Community

Our people are the heart and soul of our community. They speak to our values and brief in family, faith and civil responsibility.

Lucille Stewart

Born in the Steele Creek area during the early 1900’s, Lucille was employed at The Camp Army Municipal Plant, Charlotte, NC, during World War II. Her job was to pack TNT powder into missile casing shells. ​Mother Stewart as she is fondly referred to loves the community of Druid Hills and enjoys creating beauty within the neighborhood. She has lived in Druid Hills for more than 60 years.

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Darryl Gaston

A native Charlottean, Darryl was exposed to community advocacy at an early age. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Area Fund and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership. Darryl is currently the president of the Druid Hills Neighborhood Association. His passion for the Charlotte community is focused on the homeless, affordable housing and empowering the under-served to obtain the knowledge and skills to become self-sustaining. Darryl is a Commissioned Ruling Elder at Smallwood Presbyterian Church and on any given day, you will find Darryl out in the community rolling up his sleeves to pitch in where needed, educating and helping to improve the residents and

city which he loves.

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.

Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by thought,

choice, courage and determination.

 - John Luther -


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