St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl To Benefit Northside Neighborhood House

Monday, February 24, 2014

ChattaCrawl, Inc., a local organization that throws "parties with a purpose," is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl to benefit the Northside Neighborhood House.

The event will take place on March 15 starting at 5 p.m. The crawl will feature four pubs---The Flying Squirrel Bar, Terminal Brewhouse, The Social, and The Honest Pint, and will conclude with a block party on Patten Parkway.  If participants visit each of the pubs involved, they will have a chance to win a "Pot O' Gold" at the end of the night.

Ticket prices are $25 and include a $5 gift certificate to each pub, free entry into the block party, a 10 percent discount to Northside Neighborhood House thrift stores, and some St. Paddy’s Day gear. 

For five years, Chattanooga has been home to the Santa Claus Pub Crawl, which collects toys for the Salvation Army.  “Due to the success of the Santa Claus Pub Crawl, we thought it made sense to put together a similar event for St. Paddy’s Day," says one of the founders of ChattaCrawl and the Santa Pub Crawl. "We are so excited to provide a portion of the proceeds from the event to the Northside Neighborhood House, because it is such a wonderful organization helping those in need in our community.”

Northside Neighborhood House serves the community through three programs:  Emergency Direct Assistance, Education for Children and Adults, and two Thrift Stores.   The Emergency Direct Assistance program provides financial help with utilities, food, and prescriptions, as well as budgeting and direct referrals to other agencies in the community.  Education programming includes after-school and summer tutoring and enrichment programs for elementary, middle and high school students, basic education help for adults with the goal of obtaining their GED and enrichment programs for seniors and adults.  Needed clothing, furniture, and other items are provided to residents, free of charge or at a minimal cost through the Thrift Stores.

For more information about the St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.chattacrawl.com/.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event Draws Over 1,000 People

While the storm clouds threatened overhead, they could not dampen the spirit of the Tennessee Valley Vietnam veterans who gathered at the First Tennessee Pavilion to receive a much-delayed ‘Welcome Home’ and ‘Thank You for Your Service’ from hundreds of area citizens.  Amidst the tears and laughter, Vietnam veterans were pinned by members of the Cherokee District Daughters ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Native American Heritage Festival And Pow Wow On The River 2017

State Says "Beef" Between 2 Bloods Gangs Started Over A Female And Led Eventually To Shootings At College Hill Courts

The state presented testimony on Monday about a feud between two Bloods gangs that allegedly eventually led to a 16-year-old shooting up a unit at College Hill Courts - killing one woman, injuring another, leaving a child paralyzed and injuring a member of the other Bloods gang. A city police gang expert said the bitter rift between the Athens Park Bloods based on the Southside ... (click for more)

Walker County To Raise Water, Sewer Rates To Improve Aging Infrastructure

 The board of directors for the Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) has granted approval for the utility to move forward with a base rate increase to address aging infrastructure concerns.   Starting this summer, WCWSA will begin replacing older galvanized pipe. These older water mains will be upgraded from two-inch galvanized pipe to six-inch high-pressure ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)