Chattanooga Market Hosts Live United Day This Sunday

Friday, August 15, 2014

Live United Day is a day-long celebration of all things United Way at the Chattanooga Market. It will be held this Sunday, and is a kid-friendly event for the entire family. 

This year a community-wide Stuff the Bus collection will be held on Live United Day at the Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year more than $28,000 in school supplies were collected at the market. This year's goal is $30,000.  

Nine United Way community partners will have booths set up throughout the Market with face-painting, carnival games, arts, crafts and healthy activities for children and their families to enjoy. Parents can also enroll their children – under the age of 5-years-old – for free books and learning check-ups. Every child who completes a learning check up at the market that day will receive, by mail, a voucher for a free family pass to the Creative Discovery Museum.  

United Way will also have LIVE UNITED t-shirts on sale, and all proceeds go to benefit United Way and the impact work of its partner agencies. Visitors can also enjoy Chattanooga Market's great vendors with food, produce and hand-made artesian goods and the featured entertainment for the day. 

For more information about Live United Day and other events, call 752-0300.


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