Patriotism At The Post Is July 3

Friday, June 14, 2013

The 7th annual Patriotism at the Post will be held Wednesday, July 3, on the polo field on Barnhardt Circle with the Tabernacle Big Band, a full 1940’s era band with four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones and rhythm section performing.  The group performs jazz and patriotic arrangements as well as “Glenn Miller” style swing numbers.   

John Feezell who plays trumpet for the Big Band expressed the group’s excitement at performing for a second year. “How can you not be ready to celebrate the 4th of July when we open the concert with Glenn Miller’s In the Mood.  We want to see people in front of the stage dancing and everyone joining in for the patriotic sing-along.”

Event sponsor Modern Woodmen of America is a member-owned fraternal financial services organization that secures futures with financial guidance and products.   Modern Woodmen’s fraternal programs, benefits and activities, infuses nearly $29 million into local communities every year.  Approximately 2,400 local chapters nationwide offer fellowship and community service with more than 875 youth service clubs nationwide which instill the values of community service, citizenship, cooperation and respect for self and others, officials said.  This year marks the second time Modern Woodmen of America has selected Patriotism at The Post as a Matching Fund Project.

Children will line up at the bandstand to show off their patriotic pride by dressing in red, white and blue for the Patriotic Kids Contest.  The best decorated girl and boy (12 years and younger) will win a prize.  The winners of the Patriotic Kid’s Coloring Contest will also be announced and their artwork displayed on the bandstand. 

Admission is free with polo field parking of $5 per car.  Concessions will be available.  Donations from the audience will be collected to benefit the Big Band.  For more information visit the website at fortotourism.com, e-mail info@6thcavalrymuseum.com or call 706.861-2860.


Dade County And The Arts - Place Based Writing

As I sit at a picnic table overlooking the Tennessee River, just below the Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant, the ripples of the river exude power. The ridge on the far side is marked by two cliffs, one above the other, which run most of the length. Each is tall and clearly visible above the trees. The river is quite deep here, with Nickajack dam not far below, but this flooded ... (click for more)

HCSO Offers Safe Journey Program And Car Seat Safety Checks

Now that cooler weather is coming, many residents of Hamilton County will be visiting local garage sales, consignment sales, and other venues to purchase used or new condition items. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Safe Journey Program would like to offer this PSA regarding the second-hand purchase of used car seats for children in order to make sure kids are safe and secure ... (click for more)

Trustee To Be Appointed To Oversee Hutcheson Medical Center Bankruptcy With Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

A trustee will be appointed to oversee the bankruptcy case of Hutcheson Medical Center with a focus on getting the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital sold. The U.S. Trustee's Office had filed a motion asking that the bankruptcy be dissolved due to the debt rising to $6.3 million since the bankruptcy was filed last November. However, all parties finally agreed it was ... (click for more)

Civic, Political Leader Mai Bell Hurley Dies At 87

Civic and political leader Mai Bell Hurley has died at age 87. She was the first woman to serve on the Chattanooga City Council. Ms. Hurley was also a longtime advocate for the arts and a leader in United Way. She was a leader in Chattanooga Venture that led to the redevelopment of downtown and the riverfront.  She most recently served on the Library Board. ... (click for more)

Does The Signal Mountain Town Council Take Its Constituents As Fools?

You've got to hand it to the Signal Mountain Town Council. In their scheme to change the zoning on Signal Mountain from 1/2 an acre to 1/4 an acre they get more creative by the day in coming up with justifications for doing something a majority of their constituents are squarely against.   They started off by hiding behind a poor widow who had fallen on hard times. She had ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Ain’t A Whirlygust

I have lived in and around the State of Tennessee my entire life and I have spent that last 50 years writing words in stories every day. I love clever words, words that fit perfectly in a sentence. I also like funny words, clever phrases and all sorts of “slang” words. This week the Slate website came out with “The United Slang of America” and, naturally, I was eager to see what ... (click for more)