Sheraton Read House Hosts "Historic" Event To Benefit Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Sheraton Read House will host “Crutchfield: The Roots of the Read House,” an event highlighting the history of the hotel during the Civil War, on Monday, Sept. 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Proceeds from the event will benefit T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

During the Civil War, the Crutchfield House was converted from a hotel into a hospital and treated the soldiers who fought for Chattanooga and the surrounding region. 

“Our staff is continually reminded of the sacrifice that transpired in Chattanooga during the Civil War,” said Jen Prpich, general manager of the Sheraton Read House.  “Artifacts that will be unveiled during the event were not instinctively or effortlessly preserved.  Much like Children’s Hospital, preservation is dependent on our community.” 

The evening will include an open bar reception, dinner catered by Porter’s Steakhouse, entertainment provided by Queen Lightening Unplugged and a silent auction.  Cost is $100 per plate with proceeds donated to support services at Children’s Hospital.  Organizers hope the celebration will remind attendees about the robust history in our community and the continuing need to care for sick or injured in the region. 

Sheraton Read House is at 827 Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga.  

For more information about the event, contact Jen Prpich at 423 643-1222. You can also visit http://www.sheratonreadhouse.com/history to read about the hotel’s history.  


The Lantern At Morning Pointe To Host Hot Dog Fundraiser For Alzheimer's Association

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale is hosting a hot dog fundraiser benefiting the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Make a donation and pick up a hot dog with all the fixings on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Elder's Ace Hardware of Ooltewah, located at 9231 Lee Hwy in Ooltewah. Call (423) 396-4700 for ... (click for more)

Medical Tower At CHI Memorial Hospital Sold For Over $9 Million

CHI Memorial’s Missionary Ridge Medical Tower has been sold to Physicians Realty Trust for $9,020,000. Officials said, "CHI Memorial has signed a 10-year master lease on the property for all space occupied by our CHI Memorial Medical Group physician practices and outpatient services such as CHI Memorial Regional Sleep Center and outpatient lab. "All CHI Memorial entities ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet

The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the Riverfront Parkway facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day, making it one of the largest craft bourbon ... (click for more)

Beck Upset By Criticism Of Late WWTA Director Cleveland Grimes In WWTA Analysis; Boyd Won't Rewrite 57-Page Report

County Commissioner Greg Beck said it was inappropriate for fellow Commissioner Tim Boyd to include articles critical of the late Cleveland Grimes in a 57-page report on the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority. He said, "Criticizing a dead man - I don't know if that's appropriate. If that's Christianity, let me off the wagon." Saying the report should ... (click for more)

Judge Steelman Was Unfairly Criticized In Handling Of School Bus Driver Rape Case - And Response

We are blessed to have freedom of speech in our society, but I am always amazed at the number of folks who voice such strong antagonistic opinions about things without any apparent first-hand knowledge.   As any who wish to criticize the system should know, people get arrested and charged for criminal offenses every day.  The ultimate charge and penalty which results ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote For Rhonda Thurman

After studying the Hamilton County School Board quite harshly during the last seven most-tumultuous months in its history, it is only proper that I share my belief that Rhonda is its Most Valuable Player. Four of the school board’s nine members are up for re-election, with Rhonda facing capable opponents in Jason Moses and Dr. Patti Skates in District 1, but let’s never forget that ... (click for more)