1st Annual National Park LoveFest Begins Thursday

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

National Park Partners presents the first annual National Park Lovefest during the month of February. So far three popular local businesses, Lupis Pizza Pies, Stone Cup Cafe and Wanderlinger Brewing are hosting special events and promotions as a way to give back to the local National Park - Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.

Funds raised during National Park Lovefest will go to support National Park Partners’ programs including Ranger-guided interpretive canoe, kayak and bicycle tours, historic landscape              restoration projects throughout the Park and conservation corps programs for teens and young adults. National Park Partners champions the conservation of the natural, historic and cultural resources of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and engages current and future generations in preserving and promoting the stories of these national treasures.  
 
Three opportunities to Love Your Park in February are:  

- Thursday, Feb. 13 | "All day from opening to closing on Feb. 13 at all five locations, Lupi's is donating 10 percent of sales to National Park Partners and showing some serious National Park love," officials said. 

- Thursday, Feb. 20 | 6:30 p.m. "We have a hot date with Stone Cup Cafe on Feb. 20 at the Open Mic Night. Stone Cup will donate 50 percent of proceeds from beverage sales to our NPP programs," officials said.

- Friday, Feb. 28 | 7:30 p.m. "Wanderlinger Brewing is our newest sweetheart, they’ll be giving a portion of the proceeds from their popular Forever Friday Bluegrass series on Feb. 28, featuring New Grass Express," officials said. 

"Are you a local business who loves National Parks? It's not too late to get in on the LoveFest. Emailtricia@npp-ccm.org and we'll find a date to partner up," organizers said.


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