Run Or Dye Donates $4440 To Partnership’s Foster Care Program

Monday, August 26, 2013

Run or Dye Chattanooga drew over 1,000 participants to Camp Jordan Arena on Aug. 24, to support Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and to celebrate the vibrancy of being alive – all while being splattered with more than five tons of color dye powder during a 5K run/walk. Race organizers reported that exactly 11,545 dye packets were used at the event.


Tina Fielder-Gibson, Partnership Foster Care Recruiter-Trainer, kicked off the event by singing the national anthem. Runners began the 5k race at 9 a.m. sharp, overflowing with excitement and anticipation. With 87 Partnership volunteers showering runners in shades of neon, all race participants crossed the finish line covered in vibrant color. The “Color Festival” concluded the race, bringing families, friends and volunteers together to enjoy dancing, singing and laughing in full color.


Thanks to volunteers, race participants and our community supporters, Run or Dye will donate a total of $4440.00 to Partnership’s  Foster Care Program.Partnership Director of Youth Services, Jack Parks, says “We are overwhelmed by the support that our community has shown to help children in need. Thank you to everyone who participated in Run or Dye to assist foster families in our community.”

The Partnership Foster Family ensures the safety and well being of children by providing a safe, temporary home for children that have been abused or neglected. Partnership’s Youth Services staff maintains a close relationship with the foster family in order to provide the best care for foster children. The staff provides ongoing support, regular interaction with caseworkers and 24/7 emergency response.

 



Lane Closures For Projects Start Saturday

ML King Boulevard will be closed for eastbound traffic between Market Street and Broad Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  This building maintenance project is scheduled for 10 hours, and the roadway will reopen at 6:30 p.m. that day.  Detours will be posted.  The 200 block of Market Street will be narrowed to one lane northbound for installation of a ... (click for more)

Wearables Is The July Exhibit At River Gallery

The Wearables exhibit featuring Jenny Threads by Jen Swearington, jewelry by Mary Lynn Portera and jewelry by Katie Rogers will be at River Gallery July 1-31.   There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. with the artists.   River Gallery is at 400 E. Second St.  Review for the exhibit:  River Gallery's ... (click for more)

Darrel Eric Chapman, 49, Dies In Red Bank Home Destroyed By Fire; Case Ruled Arson/Suicide

Darrel Eric Chapman, 49,  died in a house fire in Red Bank early Friday morning after the homeowner said he was awakened by popping sounds. Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said the case is being considered an arson/suicide. He said, " At approximately 12:30 a.m., the Red Bank Fire and Police departments responded to a residential fire at 604 Bitsy Lane where they discovered ... (click for more)

Attorney Gets Misdemeanor Plea In 2nd Case Involving Sexually Harassing Waitress

A Chattanooga attorney who was charged for the second time with sexually harassing a waitress has pleaded guilty in General Sessions Court to a reduced charge. In the latest case, Charles D. Lawson had been charged with aggravated sexual battery after an incident at a local restaurant involving a waitress. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said Lawson pleaded guilty to the B misdemeanor ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chicago’s Gun Buyer

In the days following the horrifying massacre of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub, several of the crazies in the media have dashed about trying to prove how easy it is to obtain an assault weapon. Some guy in Philadelphia claims he bought one in seven minutes when, in fact, we would all have been better served if he had written how long it took him to get a psychiatric exam and ... (click for more)