Christmas At The Courthouse Begins Monday With A Location Change

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas at the Courthouse are returning to the historic Hamilton County Courthouse and will not be held in the Hamilton County –Chattanooga Courts Building.

Here is the 2013 Christmas at the Courthouse schedule: 

Monday, Dec.  2 

Central HS Choir –Martha Boutwell, Director

Battle Academy Chorus—Elizabeth Brackin, Director

Emcee:  Jed Mescon - WRCB TV

Honorees: 

Assessor of Property Bill Bennett

Trustee Bill Hullander

Tuesday, Dec.  3

East Ridge MS Chorus- Letha Jolley, Director

Wolftever Creek ES  Chorus—Julie Hughes, Director

Emcee : David Carroll—WRCB TV

Honoree:  School Superintendent Rick Smith

Wednesday, Dec.  4

Signal Mtn. HS Chorus — Jan Johnson, Director

Lookout Valley ES Chorus—Dr. Kimberly Cargile, Director

Emcee:  LaTrice Currie—WRCB TV

Honorees: 

Register of Deeds Pam Hurst

County Clerk Bill Knowles

Thursday, Dec.  5

East Hamilton HS Choir –Lucynda Holmes, Director

East Side ES Chorus—Melinda Chaney, Director                 

Emcee :  Beth Neuhoff—WTVC TV

Honorees: 

Chancery Court Judge Frank Brown III

Chancery Court Judge Jeffrey Atherton

Clerk and Master S. Lee Akers

Circuit Court Judge Marie Williams

Circuit Court Judge W. Neil Thomas III

Circuit Court Judge Jackie Bolton

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Hollingsworth

Court Clerk Paula Thompson

Friday, Dec.  6

North Hamilton ES Chorus –Clifta Hixson, Director

Westview ES 5th Grade Chorus—Holly Akins, Director

Emcee : Amy Katcher—WDEF TV

Honoree:  Sheriff Jim Hammond

Monday, Dec.  9

Signal Mtn.  MS  Chorus —Jan Johnson, Director

Alpine Crest Elementary Chorus—Judy Brittingham, Director              

Emcee :  Paul Shaheen —WRCB TV

Honorees:

Juvenile Court Judge Robert D.  Philyaw

Juvenile Court Clerk Gary D. Behler 

Tuesday, Dec.  10

East Ridge ES Pioneer Choral Club—Marilyn Medley, Director

Tyner Academy  Chorus—Roxanna Edwards, Director

Emcee : Natalie Jenereski—WTVC  TV

Honorees:

City Court Judge Sherry Paty

City Court Judge Russell Bean

City Court Clerk Ron Swafford

Sessions Court Judge Christine Mahn Sell

Sessions Court Judge David E. Bales

Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck

Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom

Sessions Court Judge Gary W. Starnes

Wednesday, Dec.  11 

East Lake Academy Chamber Choir –Aisha Allen, Director

Soddy ES Singers—Ellen Leamon, Director                                

Emcee : LaTricia Thomas—WTVC  TV

Honorees:                                                                                                                  

 Criminal Court Judge  Barry Steelman

Criminal Court Judge  Rebecca Stern

Criminal Court Judge  Don W.  Poole

Criminal Court Clerk  Gwen Tidwell                                                                                        

Thursday, Dec.  12 

Hillcrest ES  Singers —Mary Rethorn, Director

Red Bank ES Chorus—Sloane Stafford, Director                                   

Emcee : Dreanne Newton—WDEF  TV

Honorees:

District Attorney General Bill Cox

Public Defender Ardena Garth                                             

Friday, Dec.  13

Harrison ES  Choir—Sheree Brundage , Director

Orange  Grove Center Singers—Monty Parks, Director                

Emcee : Cindy Sexton—WRCB  TV

Honorees:

County Mayor Jim Coppinger             

District 1   County Commissioner  Fred Skillern—Chairman

District 2  County Commissioner James A. Fields—Pro Tempore

District 3  County Commissioner  Marty Haynes

District 4  County Commissioner Warren Mackey

District 5  County Commissioner Greg Beck

District 6  County Commissioner  Joseph P. Graham

District 7  County Commissioner   Larry Henry

District 8  County Commissioner Tim Boyd

District 9  County Commissioner  Chester Bankston  


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