United Way Hosts 1st "Stuff The Bus" Event Benefiting Hamilton County PTA Teacher Supply Depot

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The first United Way "Stuff the Bus" event benifiting the Hamilton County PTA Teacher Supply Depot will be on Saturday, at the BrewHaus from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Officials said, "Bring any type of school supplies to donate and come enjoy beers, corn hole games and great music."

The schedule of events is as follows:


  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Cornhole games for school supplies or a $5 donation
  • 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Best Tacky Christmas Tee Contest, with first, second and thirrd prizes provided by BrewHaus
  • Jewelry on sale from local artisan, Spun Jewelry
  • 11 a.
    m. to 11 p.m. - Beer Specials for $3 with a donation - get a 1/2 liter of any Chattanooga Brewing Company beers for $3
  • 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Hang out and listen to the band Function
Contact Kelly Nave at United Way for more information at 423 752-0300 or kelleynave@uwchatt.org.


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