11th Annual Patriotism At The Post Is Monday, July 3

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Patriotism at the Post is July 3
Patriotism at the Post is July 3

Celebrating the birth of the United States takes center stage at the 11th Annual “Patriotism at The Post” concert and fireworks show slated to take place at historic Barnhardt Circle Monday, July 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

The festivities include the patriotic concert and sing-a-long, food, kid’s activities, coloring contest and the naming of the Most Patriotic Boy and Girl winner, followed by fireworks at dark.  Children, age 10 and younger, can compete by dressing in their patriotic best wearing red-white and blue and prizes will be awarded.  The Patriotic Kid’s coloring contest winners will also be announced during the opening ceremonies.  Boy Scout Troop 316 from Flintstone will present the colors at the opening ceremony. 

Tabernacle Big Band will headline the concert with their 1940’s-era band of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section.  The band performs jazz and patriotic arrangements as well as “Glenn Miller” style swing music.  The patriotic sing-a-long encourages the audience to join in with song sheets available.  All military veterans are recognized and asked to stand when their branch of service song is played during the “Service Salute.”  

“The Army Post at Fort Oglethorpe played a huge role in the development of our nation,” said Chris McKeever, director of the 6th Cavalry Museum and member of the Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Association.  “What better place to celebrate our nation’s birth than here on the polo field with great music, family fun and fireworks.” 

Patriotism at The Post is free to attend but asks for a $5 per car parking fee.  Modern Woodmen of America, a member-owned fraternal financial services organization has awarded a community matching grant to support Patriotism at The Post.  Liberty Baptist Church is sponsoring kid’s activities and games and Apex Inflatables will have bounce houses for the kids to enjoy for a charge.  Cornerstone Medical Center is providing shuttle service for those who need extra help getting onto the polo field and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s Football team is also volunteering. 

More information about the event can be found online at fortotourism.org, on Facebook or by calling 706.861-2860.



Brit Floyd 40 Years Of The Wall Is At The Tivoli April 26

WTCI To Broadcast "Senator Bob Corker In Conversation With Jon Meacham" On Dec. 13

Ringgold Playhouse Holds Auditions For The Foreigner Monday, Tuesday


Brit Floyd - 40 Years of The Wall and more will be at the Tivoli Theatre on April 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $54.50, $49.50, $34.50 and available here on Friday at 10 a.m. Review for Brit Floyd: ... (click for more)

WTCI announced a special broadcast event on Thursday, Dec. 13, featuring Senator Bob Corker in conversation with Jon Meacham. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, McCallie School, ... (click for more)

The Ringgold Playhouse will hold open auditions for its first production of 2019, Larry Shue’s classic comedy The Foreigner, Monday and Tuesday at Patriot Hall. TRP is looking to fill seven roles ... (click for more)


Entertainment

Brit Floyd 40 Years Of The Wall Is At The Tivoli April 26

Brit Floyd - 40 Years of The Wall and more will be at the Tivoli Theatre on April 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $54.50, $49.50, $34.50 and available here on Friday at 10 a.m. Review for Brit Floyd: Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns in 2019 with its most ambitious and biggest production yet; a very special 40th Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s ... (click for more)

WTCI To Broadcast "Senator Bob Corker In Conversation With Jon Meacham" On Dec. 13

WTCI announced a special broadcast event on Thursday, Dec. 13, featuring Senator Bob Corker in conversation with Jon Meacham. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, McCallie School, McCallie Summer Camps and the law firm of Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers, this special local production will be broadcast throughout Tennessee and will be available streaming online following the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Investors Planning $9 Million In Improvements At Run-Down Patten Towers Needs 25-Year Tax Abatement

An official of an investor group planning $9 million in improvements at run-down Patten Towers said a 25-year PILOT tax abatement is essential for the project to go forward. The City Council is asked to vote on the tax break on Dec. 18. The County Commission will be asked to okay a similar resolution. John Shepard of Nashville-based Elmington said current property taxes at ... (click for more)

Henderson, Mitchell Ask Council To Consider Language On Preserving Steep Slopes And Floodplains

City Council members Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell said they want the council to consider language on preserving steep slopes and floodplains. They said they want to go further than Councilman Darrin Ledford, who is proposing new curbs on erosion control and reducing stormwater runoff. Councilman Ledford on Tuesday presented a proposed new ordinance that adds a section ... (click for more)

Opinion

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga seems to view them quite differently. Alstom is the fair-haired child; Tubman is the forgotten child. The Alstom area was recently designated as an "opportunity zone" in a new program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: USA Today Is Wrong

After spending half of a century in the newspaper business, you will find it universal that one’s “personal ethics” demand you leave children off the news page. You don’t interview an 11-year-old who just watched her house burn down and now can’t find her kitty. You don’t take a kid’s picture at his daddy’s trial and, more than anything, never publish a word that would cause a child ... (click for more)