Tennessee American Water And Chambliss Center For Children Kick-Off Summer At Annual Pool Party

Friday, May 26, 2017
Lydia (left) and Makayla (right) enjoy time together in the pool
Lydia (left) and Makayla (right) enjoy time together in the pool
Tennessee American Water and Chambliss Center for Children will kick-off the summer season with a pool party next Tuesday, weather permitting, for the children participating in the summer program.

Tennessee American Water filled up the more than 35,000-gallon pool at no cost to Chambliss Center for Children. “Clean and reliable water is an essential life resource. We are committed to providing high quality water services that help people enjoy recreational activities and the overall quality of life,” said Daphne Kirksey, Tennessee American Water External Affairs manager.
“The Chambliss Center for Children plays a major role in youth development and providing necessary services to so many people in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.  We appreciate the opportunity to partner with them to help the families and children in our community.”

"This year’s party will involve celebrating Tennessee American Water’s 130th anniversary of providing high quality water to the Chattanooga community. Along with filling the pool, Tennessee American Water will provide a cake, popsicles, and goodies for the children participating in the agency’s summer camp child care program," officials said. 

“We’re very excited to celebrate Tennessee American Water’s 130th anniversary and our 145th this year,” said Katie Harbison, vice president of Chambliss Center for Children. “It’s interesting that both our organizations have been providing such essential services to this community for well over a century. The pool party is a great way for us to come together and provide a fun experience for the kids as we enter summer.”
Backpacks with beach towels and water bottles provide the important essentials
Backpacks with beach towels and water bottles provide the important essentials


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