Ooltewah High Students Design And Create Chair For Chattanooga's Kids On The Block Fundraising Event

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Front row (floor) Jordan Hawthorne; second row with chair (left to right) Madison Reese and Shelby McMillian; third row (left to right) teacher Carrie Cooke, Naswalt Lazers, Christina Kuichma, Kim Tran and Mariela Arellano.
Front row (floor) Jordan Hawthorne; second row with chair (left to right) Madison Reese and Shelby McMillian; third row (left to right) teacher Carrie Cooke, Naswalt Lazers, Christina Kuichma, Kim Tran and Mariela Arellano.

Students in the Ooltewah High School Art Department designed and decorated a chair which will be auctioned during the  Kids on the Block fundraising event, “Do the Derby…Chattanooga Style” this Saturday at AT&T Field. 

Ooltewah high school students in Mr. Woodall’s class actually built the chair according to OHS Art teacher Ms. Cook.

The Kids on the Block event will be held on Saturday, at AT&T Field from 4:30-11 p.m. The event will include a live and silent auction to help raise necessary funds for Kids on the Block continue to provide educational programs in the 15 county service area of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama

“We are so excited that these students, who experienced Kids on the Block in elementary school, are now helping us continue to provide educational programs in our community through their involvement in our fundraising events,” said Kelly Williams, CKOB executive director.  “We know our programs make an impact in our community.” In a recent survey of high school freshmen, 77% said that the Kids on the Block program(s) they saw in elementary school helped them to make more positive choices.  Over 75% of the students surveys said that the Kids on the Block bullying and personal safety programs had the most impact in their lives as far as a change in knowledge, behavior and attitude.

For more information on Kids on the Block, call 423 757-5259 or visit www.kidsontheblock.net.



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