6th Annual Chattanooga Walk4Hearing Is May 10

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Walk4Hearing
Walk4Hearing

Chattanooga State Community College will host the 6th Annual Chattanooga Walk4Hearing on May 10 beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing along the Riverwalk.  

Since 2009, the Chattanooga Walk has raised more than $125,000 to support programs and services for people with hearing loss. Interpreters and captioning will make the event accessible.  

Nationwide, there are more than 48 million people affected by hearing loss. The 2014 Chattanooga Walk4Hearing main focus is to aid children with hearing loss and provide greater accessibility in the greater Chattanooga area for people with hearing loss. 

This year’s pre-walk activities begin at 9 a.m. Activities include face painting by Manasi’s Art, magician Jerry White of South Pittsburg, a Bounce House, Zumba warm up with Heidi Cawood, and a visit from MosNooga Squad (Chattanooga Star Wars enthusiasts) in addition to various games available at the kids tent. There will be free food, water and sodas to enjoy. Water also will be offered at the halfway point located at Fry Pavilion along the Riverwalk.  

One individual walker who raises the most money will win a free two-day stay, valued at more than $500. Dwayne Massengale, manager at Marriott Spring Hill Suites on Riverfront Parkway, donated this prize package. Second, third and fourth place prizes include $50 gift certificates good at any CBL-owned Mall. Fifth and sixth place prizes include a hand fan and three-piece BBQ tool set. 

Walkers who pre-register online at www.walk4hearing.org and donate or earn at least $100 will receive an official Walk4Hearing T-shirt. 

To register for the event, visit www.walk4hearing.org. To view past event photos and visit all sponsor websites, see http://www.hearingchattanooga.org/ or email baproctor@epbfi.com for more information about the event.

Walk4Hearing
Walk4Hearing


VIDEO: New Hospice Care Center

A new Hospice Care Center has moved across from Erlanger Health System on 3rd Street. It will open  on Monday . (click for more)

State Representatives Gerald McCormick And Ron Travis To Serve On Wellness Caucus

State Representatives Gerald McCormick and Ron Travis announced Wednesday that they will serve on a Wellness Caucus created by members of the Tennessee General Assembly and in collaboration with the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.   The caucus is chaired by State Representative Ryan Williams and Senator Bo Watson. It consists of 37 members from both the House ... (click for more)

School Board Says It Would Not Sell School Buildings To Signal Mountain

The County School Board on Thursday night passed a resolution saying it would not sell three schools at Signal Mountain if it chooses to break away and form its own school district. Attorney Scott Bennett said the schools would still be needed and be operated for students on Waldens Ridge outside of the town of Signal Mountain. The schools are Signal Mountain Middle/High, Nolan ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga. Residents Debate Chicken Issue; Town Calling In Highway Patrol On Speeders

Debate about whether to allow residents of Lookout Mountain, Ga., to keep chickens, took place at a public meeting Thursday afternoon prior to the November city council meeting. Most of the residents who spoke in favor of allowing the animals already keep them despite the town’s ordinance from 1988 prohibiting the practice unless the property is at least five acres.   ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How Would I Vote?

I don’t know what to think or who to believe in the debacle surrounding Alabama’s Roy Moore and his quest for a Senate seat. I have no earthly idea what he did or how he acted 40 years ago. Heck, I can’t remember what I did or how I acted 40 years ago but I do recall I kissed some minors back then. To be real honest, they were the only ones that would let me, this because I was ... (click for more)