Zombie Walk Will Feed The Humans, Benefit Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Zombie fans from all over the Greater Chattanooga and abroad will dress in their most ghoulish attire on Saturday, Oct. 5 and gather in a horde of goodwill and fun in downtown Chattanooga. The event is the Chattanooga Zombie Walk, produced by Red Towers Entertainment LLC, benefiting the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The Chattanooga community and all its rabid zombie fans are invited to participate in the  downtown walk and bring donations of canned food to help fight hunger in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

The walk will rise at 4 p.m. at the Southside of Walnut Street Bridge and will creep through North Chattanooga, ending at Big River Grille.  The walk is open to the public and participants are encouraged to sign up to be an official Registered Zombie online at redtowersentertainment.com. Registration is just $11 for the Early Riser discount before Sept. 13, $13 from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, and $25 the day of the event. 100% of the registration proceeds will support the work of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and entitle the participant to discounts with local vendors and sponsors. Food collection barrels and volunteers will be set up along the walk route to accept donations. Participants who would like to receive a zombie makeover, including make-up and hair styling, can arrive by 1:00 p.m. and make a donation to be Zombified by the Chattanooga Zombie Squad.

There will also be opportunities for local businesses to place a food collection barrel in their establishment during the month of September to support Hunger Action Month.  In an effort to “Feed the Humans”, the slogan for this year’s Zombie Walk, we encourage all businesses to contact the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at 423 622-1800 directly with a request.  The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be glad to make the arrangements to have a barrel delivered and picked up. 

Red Towers Entertainment is a Chattanooga based event planning company. It is set to start production on upcoming events for the Chattanooga area this fall, with the 2013 Chattanooga Zombie Walk the first event held by the company.  “We started this venture because we want to share our passion and vision with the people of this city of Chattanooga,” said Jay Hudson, CEO of Red Towers Entertainment. “We are very passionate for what the Chattanooga Area Food Bank does for the surrounding counties and we chose this charity because we want to give back to the people and families of Chattanooga.”

“This event is definitely a unique way for us at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to engage the community. We’re grateful to Red Towers Entertainment for choosing our organization as the beneficiary,” said Linda McReynolds, vice president of Development at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. “There are nearly 160,000 people in our 20-county region who struggle with hunger. This is a solvable problem. Every donation counts and we hope to collect at least 1,000 pounds of food on this one day alone.”

Special thanks to the sponsors that made this event possible: The Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Cornerstone Community Bank, Big River Grille, Costco, Deja Du & Cloverleaf Barber Shop, Gorillustrations, Scenic City Photography, ImageWorks, Coke, Sun Tan City, and Con Nooga.

For additional information, visit www.redtowersentertainment.com


HCYD And Hamilton For Hillary To Host DNC Watch Party Thursday

The Hamilton County Young Democrats together with Hamilton for Hillary invite the public to watch the DNC Convention come to a close Thursday night at Mellow Mushroom on Broad Street at 8 p.m.  "Watch Hillary Clinton deliver her vision for the future of this country. You'll also have the opportunity to learn more about how you can be part of this organization. We're ... (click for more)

Paving Project On Hamill At Cassandra Smith

Hamill Road from the Chickamauga Creek bridge to Cassandra Smith Road and Cassandra Smith Road from Hamill Road to Coach Drive will be repaved beginning Friday.   The roads and intersection will be open, but drivers are asked to use caution and expect delays when traveling in this area.   This paving project is expected to be completed by Tuesday. In order to ... (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)