Nonprofit and community benefit organizations, schools, churches, and businesses are participating in a community festival to inform the residents of South Chattanooga about the all of the direct service organizations that can help them in times of need. The festival will take place on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St.
The parking lot of the Beth will have children bouncing on an Astro Jump, face painting, and information about college enrollment and financial aid, crisis lines, and local churches.
Local artists and bands will be performing on the steps of the Beth. There will be high blood pressure tests and other debilitating illnesses in the gym of the Beth. All of this will be in a family friendly environment where food will be provided.
The first annual wellness festival is the first of community outreach programs at the Beth that will begin to address the problems in poor urban communities through programs that empower residents to take control of their lives.