The Soddy-Daisy Community Library, along with co-sponsor, the Tennessee Valley Authority, will host the Epic Night of Literacy and Movie in the Park at Veterans Park on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9000 Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy. The event will take place between 6:30-8:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 9 p.m.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate literacy, the non-profits who work so hard and service the Soddy-Daisy area, and to bring the community together for a night of fun.
This year’s theme for the festival is pirates and is free and open to everyone, regardless of residency. Crafts, games, and activities will be available for everyone, as well as a scavenger hunt, bounce houses, and a “pirate themed” performance by members of the SDCL Ukulele Workshop. A pirate costume contest will take place at 7:30 p.m. with three age ranges: 12 and under, 13-18, and adult. Some organizations will be offering food and beverages for a small fee.
The Soddy-Daisy Community Library will be passing out free books to children 18 and under. Over 20 organizations that support the community will also be on hand with games, giveaways, demonstrations, and community resource information.
The free movie will begin at approximately 9 p.m., and is the story of a group of young misfits who discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the park and booths, and games and activities will be sanitized regularly throughout the event. Additional safety protocols will be enacted depending on the state of the pandemic. Facial masks are recommended.
This is the second annual literacy event hosted by SDCL. In 2020, the Magical Night of Literacy drew over 300 participants. This year, the number of participating organizations has more than doubled and attendance is expected to double as well.
The KELCURT Foundation, parent organization to the SDCL, is an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. It receives no tax monies and relies solely on the support of our patrons and our community.
For additional information regarding the Epic Night of Literacy, the Soddy-Daisy Community Library, or the KELCURT Foundation, please contact Kelly Flemings at 800-2367.
Participating Organizations as of August 9, 2021:
Artsbuild; The Barnard Astronomical Society of Chattanooga; Bessie Smith Cultural Center; Chattooine; Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee; Freedom Sings USA; the Girl Scouts; The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts; Money Lit; Northside Neighborhood House; Ronald McDonald House; Soddy-Daisy Anime Club; Soddy-Daisy Community Beautification Project; Soddy-Daisy Fire and Police Departments; Soddy, Daisy, & Montlake Historical Society; Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc: Stuffing Strut 5K Event; Tennessee Valley Authority; Texas Roadhouse Hixson; Walmart Neighborhood Market Middle Valley; Walmart Super Center Soddy-Daisy; WTCI PBS