Multiple Fundraising Events Set In Chattanooga In March

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - by Gail Perry

Multiple fundraising events will be taking place in Chattanooga during the month of March. Representatives for six events came to the Chattanooga Beer Board meeting Thursday morning applying to get a special events license for those parties. All were given permits to allow them to serve beer.

The Creative Discovery Museum has two events planned. On March 3, AmuseUm will take place at the 321 Chestnut St.

museum from7-10 p.m. Denise Karnes told the board that about 500 people are expected, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the facility. Tickets will be purchased in advance. 

A second fundraiser for the Discovery Place, Drink & Discover, will be aimed at creating a relationship with people who do not yet have children, said Ms. Karnes. It will also be held at the museum. Tickets for this event will be sold in advance which assists the organizers in planning for the number and placement of security personnel.

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be holding Hullabowloo on Saturday, March 17. It will take place from 6-10 p.m. at The Venue, 4119 Cummings Hwy.  David McCorkle, CFO of the Food Bank, told the board that, in addition to this being a top fundraiser, it also provides a way to educate the community. It will be catered by Black Tie Affair and will be an over-21 event. The way that guests act will be monitored, said Mr. McCorkle, to determine if transportation home needs to be arranged.

Trail Beneath the Trail, a fundraiser for the Lookout Mountain Conservancy, is one of two held each year to support the Intern program in conjunction with Howard High School. Select students are offered full time jobs during summer months and support throughout the year. This event will take place at Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Hwy. March 1, from 6-8 p.m. The interns will be at the party to interact with the sponsors and to talk about what they do.

This will be the eighth year for Fork & Gavel, which benefits Normal Park Museum Magnet School. Tickets will be sold ahead and drink tickets will be given out when IDs are checked at the door. A cash bar will be available after the drink tickets have been used. The event will be catered by Black Tie Affair and there will be a live auction. The organizers have Uber, Lyft and numbers for taxis programmed into their phones in case security feels that someone should not be driving.

Tacos & Trivia will take place on March 3 from 6-10 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., benefiting Autism Behavior Services. This organization offers services to families in Chattanooga Valley and North Georgia that are impacted by autism. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Wristbands will be issued after IDs are checked. Because it is a family function, there is the possibility there will be people under the age of 21 there. There will be a cash bar so alcohol will not be “free flowing,” said Toni Chow.

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