SpringHill Suites Helps Raise $1,000 For Red Bank Elementary Art Program

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown helped raise $1,000 for Red Bank Elementary's art program.  They used the money to buy needed supplies.
SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown helped raise $1,000 for Red Bank Elementary's art program. They used the money to buy needed supplies.

SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor’s latest fundraising efforts will impact a local school’s artistic future. 

With a budget of $100 for the year, stretching that amount to suit 650 students over nine months time span is impossible, said officials.  Red Bank Elementary’s art program was dealing with such a problem, until SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown approached the school about a special fundraiser driven by the arts.

The Save Art! initiative is a brand-wide program designed to provide under-resourced schools with needed art supplies.  The hotel’s first annual Save Art! night event raised $1,000 to go towards Red Bank Elementary’s art program.  The fundraiser featured live entertainment, raffle drawings, and showcased the student’s most favored art projects.  

The $1,000 raised was used to purchase art kits containing paint, construction paper, scissors, and Crayola materials.  “The children always ask if we can paint,” Visual Arts teacher Sandra Lehn said.  “We are never able to as much as the children would like; so all of this is just amazing.  We are so grateful.”

“Art classes have been cut so much over the past several years due to the focus on testing and lack of funds,” Red Bank Elementary Principal Haley Brown, said.  “Words can’t express our gratitude.”


Southern Adventist University To Hold Graduation Ceremony On Sunday, May 4

Southern Adventist University’s graduation program will take place Sunday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the Chattanooga Convention Center. The commencement speaker is Greg Vital, the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga-based senior care company founded in 1996. (click for more)

Bandy Center To Host Ghostly Program

Dalton State College’s Bandy Heritage Center invites enthusiasts of all things paranormal to join author Connie Hall Scott on a journey through a host of spectral things that go bump in the night. In a program that is free and open to the public, the Bandy Center will sponsor a presentation of Scott’s book, “Haunted Dalton,” on Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm in Room 105 of Dalton State ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., is his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

A Slap In The Face To Local Police Applicants

Little Andy has once again shown what he thinks about the Chattanooga Police Department by ignoring all the applicants from within the department. There were several great candidates within the police department that had as much experience as the chosen one from 1,000 miles away. This is a slap in the face for any officer who is at the Chattanooga Police Department who has aspirations ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Northwestern Players Vote

The National Labor Relations Board, 0-1 this week after the United Auto Workers cancelled a hearing one hour before it was to begin in Chattanooga, has another chance for a last-minute finish today. In what will be under a more harsh light, the Northwestern University football team is expected to vote on whether to become a union Friday morning. Yesterday afternoon there remained ... (click for more)