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ABOUT US

Special events provides Kings Mountain residents and visitors with year-round family-style entertainment, by producing and promoting free festivals and city-wide holiday celebrations.

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CHRISTY CONNER

Special Events Director

Christy is a native of Kings Mountain and has worked with Special Events since 2017, after serving as Children's Librarian at Mauney Memorial Library.

She is passionate about providing unique and engaging events for residents and guests that visit our great city, and is thankful for all of the sponsors, volunteers, and city workers that help make the magic happen by bringing these signature events to life!

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ANGELA PADGETT

Special Events COORDINATOR

 

A native of Kings Mountain, Angela Padgett is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting.

Angela honed her skills in Management, Marketing and Event Planning with 16 years at Hendrick Motorsports. In 2012, she came home to Cleveland County holding various leadership roles while gaining experience in Non-Profit and Fundraising Management. 

Serving as a Special Events Coordinator for the City of Kings Mountain since 2019, she enjoys bringing free fun and excitement to the entire community. 

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GABRIEL THOMAS

Events Specialist 

Gabriel Thomas is a local resident of our city, where he graduated from KMHS in 2008.   Having such a passion for Tech Theater in his four years of high school, he was the first to start the Advance Tech Class where he helped design a curriculum to maximize knowledge in the areas of set-design, audio and lighting.   He was the first tech student to be awarded the theatrical scholarship.  

He then went on to Cleveland Community College where he majored in Audio/Video Broadcasting making the President's List for his GPA. While there he had the privilege to serve as producer, director and technical director on different shows from C-19 TV, including being the first to create the show Next/Gen.   

His career has spanned over the last 13 years giving him experience in Audio/Visual Production, Sales, Quality Control, Leadership, Ministry, Public Communication and Event Management.  While starting with the City of Kings Mountain in July-2022 as an Event Specialist, he looks forward to serving the residence of KM through his skillset that he brings to the table.    

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