Soddy Daisy Fall Festival Is Saturday

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
2012 Parade
2012 Parade

The city of Soddy Daisy and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 942 will host the Soddy Daisy Fall Festival and first annual Soddy Daisy “Great Punkin Chase,” benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday. The free festival begins at 10 a.m. and will feature crafts, food, games for all ages.

The course is flat and fast running along the beautiful countryside of Soddy Daisy. The 5K is a competitive running event with age/gender categories and awards for each. The one-mile fun walk is a non-competitive event and will not be timed. 

“Everyone for miles around says we have the best 4th of July festival,” said Robert Cothran, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 942. “We want to have the best fall festival around too. We want to show people what it’s like here and show off Soddy Daisy.” 

Pumpkin Festival Entertainment: 

Great pumpkin cook-off

Face painting

Over 50 vendors

Karaoke, live entertainment

Soddy Daisy High School Marching Trojans 

19th hole will be set up on the waterfront

Gospel singers of Christ Family Church 

80s Rock and Roll. Battle of the Bands, and more

Classic Car Swap Meet: old cars and a car parts swap meet will be held by locals

Fireworks at Soddy Lake will conclude the event.

Proceeds raised will assist the VVA help disabled veterans, provide three scholarships, fund Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Soddy Daisy and Sale Creek schools and provide food for the Soddy Daisy Food Bank.

To learn more about the race, contact Robert Cothran at 332-2189 or 718-1735.

NOTE: The city will allow camping around the waterfront, but campers must contain their fire. 

Boat owners will be allowed to park their boats on Soddy Lake at the festival.

LOCATION: US-27 North to Hixson Pike Exit, travel west one block, left on Dayton Pike to Lake Park/Kid’s Club.

Soddy Lake Park
Soddy Lake Park

Arts Council Seeking Entries For Downtown Public Art Projects

The Arts Council, Inc. along with community partners announced two public art projects in the works for downtown Huntsville. While these projects are different in scope, they both offer a chance for a wide variety of artists to participate in the burgeoning public art movement in the Rocket City. The City of Huntsville, The Arts Council and Sealy Property Development, LLC seek ... (click for more)

CARTA’s Christmas And New Year’s Holiday Schedules

On Christmas Eve, CARTA will discontinue all bus services early.  The last trip leaving downtown on the Eastgate/Hamilton Place route will be at 5:30 p.m.  The last Downtown Shuttle will leave Shuttle Park North returning to the Choo Choo at 6 p.m.  The last trip leaving downtown will be at 7:30 p.m. on the following routes:  Alton Park, East Lake, East Chattanooga/Avondale, ... (click for more)

Investor Group Plans $31 Million Hotel In Chattanooga Bank Building

An investor group announced that it is planning the development of an upscale 150-room hotel in the historic Chattanooga Bank Building. MCA is comprised of 20 EB-5 investors as limited partners with Red Leaf Development, managed by David Roos, as the general partner. Long-time partner PHG is involved in the development of the hotel and will be responsible for its management ... (click for more)

Police Say Texts From Slain Minister Detailed Drug Deals

An investigator testified Thursday that a minister who was beaten to death during an apparent drug deal had texts on his phone dealing with similar exchanges of illegal drugs. The minister's wife said he had gone out that night as part of a church counseling program to women. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound charges of felony murder and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)