Epic Night Of Literacy And Movie In The Park Will Be Sept. 18

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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



"Prison Break 1864! The Great Escape Of The American Civil War" Program Is Feb. 5

Closure Announced On McBrien Road This Weekend

Swing Dance Social Scheduled For Jan. 26 In Collegedale


Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special one-hour and 45-minute ranger-led car caravan tour that will explore the story of the 1864 Libby Prison break and its ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation announces an upcoming road closure at 201 McBrien Road. The 200 Block of McBrien Road will be closed this Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-4 ... (click for more)

Collegedale Parks and Recreation Department is offering anyone ages 18 and older the opportunity to learn how to “Swing Dance” next Wednesday. "Swing dance is described as a lively style of ... (click for more)



Happenings

"Prison Break 1864! The Great Escape Of The American Civil War" Program Is Feb. 5

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special one-hour and 45-minute ranger-led car caravan tour that will explore the story of the 1864 Libby Prison break and its connection to Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. This program will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and will caravan to the program locations. Dress accordingly ... (click for more)

Closure Announced On McBrien Road This Weekend

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation announces an upcoming road closure at 201 McBrien Road. The 200 Block of McBrien Road will be closed this Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for sewer work. Detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of events and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

Breaking News

3 More County Schools Shift To Remote Learning Due To High COVID Numbers

Three more county schools have switched to remote learning due to high COVID-19 numbers. School officials said, "The health and well-being of all Hamilton County students and staff has and will always be our highest priority. We are monitoring the current wave of COVID-19 spreading across our community and schools. Current state law does not permit the entire school district ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2 Sunday Morning Restaurant Fires

Several LongHorn Steakhouse employees acted fast Sunday morning when a fire in the kitchen got out of control, safely exiting the restaurant and calling 911 for help. Multiple CFD Red Shift companies responded to the business at 5771 Brainerd Road. The kitchen hood was on fire and flames were coming through the hood vent on the roof. A second alarm was called to bring additional ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg: Johnny Haynes Overcame His Disability To Become A Police Department Fixture

Johnny Haynes was a special person. Under almost clear skies and 45 degree temperatures, he was buried Saturday afternoon when a small group of his friends gathered at Greenwood Cemetery off Wilcox Boulevard for the committal service. The retired Chattanooga Police Department employee has been my friend since 1962. The Central High School graduate was born with polio but was ... (click for more)

Employers Broke The Social Contract - And Response

Along with our trust, most employers are going to need to give those who participated in the great resignation something to hold onto. The cliché during the pandemic is that we’re all in the same storm, not the same boat. Some of you are in yachts while the rest of us are drowning, grasping at driftwood. For some it’s being deep in medical debt, for others they suffer from burnout ... (click for more)