Salvation Army Of Cleveland Kicks Off Christmas Thursday

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Salvation Army will kick off the Cleveland Christmas Campaign at Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, Thursday at 6 p.m.

Emcee State Rep. Dan Howell will welcome Mayor Kevin Brooks and his wife, Kim Brooks, to make the first donation into the 2019 Red Kettle. 

Special music will be performed by Prospect Elementary, Tennessee Christian Preparatory School and Cleveland High School.  They will share the sounds of the season in festive form.

This year’s Red Kettle goal for Cleveland is $120,000.

The Tennessee Valley will begin to hear the bells and be able to adopt angels from their Angel Trees Friday. Angel Trees are located at Hamilton Place Mall, Northgate Mall and Bradley Square Mall.  Thousands of volunteers are needed to ring the bells and adopt angels.  To volunteer please visit: csarmy.org.

All are encouraged and welcome to attend the kickoff celebration. For more information, please contact Kimberly George, director of Communications, at 503-1801 or Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.org. For more information regarding donating or volunteering please visit www.csarmy.org


 


Jerry Summers: Willard Millsaps - Soddy Slugger

Section Of Riverwalk Closed For Drainage Pipeline Repair

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Willard Newton Millsaps was born in Soddy, Tennessee on June 5, 1902, and was a star athlete at Soddy High School. He and his lifelong friend, Ty Coppinger, Sr., who attended Sale Creek High, ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reports the Riverwalk has expanded the trail closure to a more secure location for the public’s safety. The closure is now from Labcorp.to ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming street closings for May 26-29: Ongoing Repaving Projects The following locations will see occasional lane closures while undergoing repaving for the ... (click for more)



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Jerry Summers: Willard Millsaps - Soddy Slugger

Willard Newton Millsaps was born in Soddy, Tennessee on June 5, 1902, and was a star athlete at Soddy High School. He and his lifelong friend, Ty Coppinger, Sr., who attended Sale Creek High, were considered two of the best baseball players from the north end of Hamilton County. After graduating in 1920 he entered Milligan College, Elizabethton, Tn., in 1921 where he was captain ... (click for more)

Section Of Riverwalk Closed For Drainage Pipeline Repair

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reports the Riverwalk has expanded the trail closure to a more secure location for the public’s safety. The closure is now from Labcorp.to the Chattanooga Food Bank. The public should make plans for an alternate route for this section of the trail which will be under construction to repair a drainage pipeline. (click for more)

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