HLAA Presents An Evening With David Carroll July 21

Thursday, July 6, 2017

When the Walk4Hearing ended in Chattanooga, the Hearing Loss Association of America Chattanooga Chapter knew how important it was to keep raising funds so that it could continue its philanthropic efforts in support of people with hearing loss.  Keeping that in mind, the chapter revived a previous effort called “An Evening With...”.

The chapter had someone specific in mind to headline the event and luckily, he was available. David Carroll is a co-anchor on Channel 3 Eyewitness News Live at 5 and Channel 3 Eyewitness News at 6 on WRCB-TV. In addition to his anchoring duties, Mr. Carroll reports on educational issues in his nightly School Patrol reports.

"David is the author of Volunteer Bama Dawg, a collection of his humorous newspaper columns, and Chattanooga Radio and Television, a history of local broadcasting. Since publication of his books, David has spoken to more than 200 local clubs, civic groups, and churches. The Chattanooga Chapter of HLAA is proud to be included to his growing list," officials said.

Tickets are $20. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 21 and includes dinner, a silent auction, dance entertainment, and guest Mr. Carroll.

The event will be held at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., across from UTC. The entire event will be live-captioned by Linda Hershey. Advance tickets are available, contact Betty Proctor at baproctor@epbfi.com or call Dick Twitchell at 423-894-3138.

The event will begin with a catered BBQ dinner and all the fixings. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m., while a silent auction will run from 6-8 p.m.

"During dinner, our very own 14-year-old “Bionic Ballerina,” Madison Cothern, will perform with her two groups, one using sign language. Madison, who sports a BAHA hearing aid, started both of these groups and occasionally performs with the Chattanooga Ballet.

"At 7:15 pm, David Carroll will share a short history of Chattanooga radio and television, as well as highlights from his new humor book: Volunteer Bama Dawg. Prepare to be entertained. David also will have copies of Chattanooga Radio and Television and Volunteer Bama Dawg. He will autograph them for anyone who wishes to buy. The softcover copies are $20, and hardcovers are $25," officials said.


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