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.  


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