Red Bank Council Hosts Annual Auction Benefiting Red Bank Schools On May 11

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Red Bank Council will host a live auction on May 11, benefiting the Red Bank High School Health Academy, the Level Reading Room at Alpine Crest Elementary and the Red Bank Council Economic Development Committee.

The event will take place at Play Dog Excellent, at 4113 Dayton Blvd. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the live auction following at 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to arrive early to view auction items, enjoy refreshments and network.

“We are very excited to continue our council’s long legacy of hosting fun social events that benefit great local causes,” said Red Bank Council President Jennifer Hindmon. “This event will feature hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages, as well as new auction items that have broad consumer appeal. Our goal is to attract people from both inside and outside the Red Bank community to this event.”

Auction items will include a variety of offerings, such as four box seats at the Chattanooga Lookouts, as well as the opportunity to throw the first pitch at a game, gift certificates to local restaurants, overnight hotel stays and much more.

The Red Bank Council Auction is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. Auction services will be provided by Fred Wood.  

For more information, contact Jennifer Hindmon at 423 240-2441 or

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