Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep Helps Raise $2,860 For Woodstation Elementary

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Local Chrysler Group dealership, Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep helped raise $2,860 in funding for Woodstation Elementary with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was held in conjunction with an open house.

“The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Al Gardner, director at the Southeast Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.” 

Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school on their behalf from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

At the conclusion of the program, the school with the highest number of test drives in each one of the five geographic regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, and West) will win an additional $5,000, for a total of $25,000 in additional funding from Chrysler through the Drive for the Kids program. 

Since 1993, when Chrysler introduced Drive for the Kids, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation. Chrysler has contributed nearly $5 million directly to local schools for student needs, from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers. For more information, visit www.drive4kids.com.  


Chattanooga Chamber Business Calendar Feb. 13-20

Calendar of Events:  February 13-20 TUES/2.16- Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Drive Brief presentation form Mayor John Roberts on the State of the City followed by speaker Emma Flynn, a local attorney. Meetings cost $10.   WED/2.17- Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council ... (click for more)

Supreme Court Rules Police Stops For Crossing Roadway Markings Do Not Violate Motorists’ Constitutional Rights

In two cases involving motorists crossing roadway markings – one a double yellow centerline and another the right lane “fog line” – the Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the officers’ seizures of the vehicles’ drivers, both of whom also were charged with DUI.  In one case out of Williamson County, Linzey Smith was traveling north on I-65 at 3 ... (click for more)

County School Board Considers "Best Practices Audit" On Compliance With Board Policies

The County School Board is considering carrying out a "Best Practices Audit" to determine if board policies are filtering down to the school level. Board member Greg Martin said members of the Superintendent's Student Leadership Council told him that only a fraction of students are familiar with board policies on bullying and other topics. Steve Highlander, another board member, ... (click for more)

Several Central City Schools Overcrowded, School Board Is Told

All the county school overcrowding is not out in the fast-growing East Brainerd and Ooltewah sections, school board members were told Thursday. Several central city schools are far above capacity. East Lake Elementary - with 655 students and a capacity of 493 students - is at 133 percent occupancy. Calvin Donaldson, Orchard Knob Elementary and East Side Elementary also are ... (click for more)

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Even Athletes

From reading Randy Smith's column on the lawsuit against UT it is pretty evident that he never took a legal course in his life. I was under the impression that in this country one was innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. It appears this no longer applies to athletes(particularly black athletes) in the U.S. in 2016. I have always said that if I am picked for jury duty ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Warmth For Cold Days

I come across all sorts of warm things every day and as we burrow out of sub-freezing temperatures for a day or two, shaking off ice and snow, allow me to share a few things for a change that may take the bite out of the winter wind. This is what helps me. * * * Judy Bellenfant, who has been a soul mate ever since we shared jokes in high school classrooms, sends along this ... (click for more)