united way of greater chattanooga


August 17th, 2011


United Way of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Market are bringing you the 3rd annual LIVE UNITED DAY at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Sunday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

United Way invites everyone to Live United by donating school supplies for students in need. Last year, $6,000 in school supplies was collected at the Market. 

This will be a great, kid-friendly event for the entire family. Visitors to the Market will have the opportunity to learn how different United Way programs impact the community. Approximately 20 United Way partners will have booths set up throughout the Market with children's games, arts, crafts and healthy activities for children and their families to enjoy. Parents can also sign their toddlers up for free books or receive a free, early learning DVD to take home while they’re out for a leisurely Sunday afternoon. 

A few of the featured activities at the Market on August 21 will be face painting, drumming, Wii games, spin the wheel, target practice, finger painting, temporary tattoos, arts & crafts, and other games (to name only a few activities) – all at no charge. 

As an added bonus, the Rosenbauer Panther fire truck – “Sentinel Prime,” the predecessor of the film’s Autobot Star “Optimus Prime” – will be on display. This vehicle has been on location in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, and the Kennedy Space Center. It is made available courtesy of the Chattanooga Fire Department, Rosenbauer and Southern Emergency Products. 

United Way will also have LIVE UNITED t-shirts on sale, and all proceeds go to benefit United Way and the impact work of its partner agencies. McKee Foods will sell copies of its Little Debbie cookbook to benefit United Way too. Of course, visitors can also enjoy Chattanooga Market's great vendors with food, produce and hand-made artesian goods. 

Then there's the wonderful music - don't miss these performers: 


    12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Chris Hale 

  • 2 to 3 p.m. - Tym Priest

As always, admission to the Market is free and children’s activities provided by United Way and its partner agencies are at no extra charge. For more information on this event and United Way, call 423-752-0300 or visitwww.LiveUnitedChattanooga.org.  For more information on the Chattanooga Market and its vendors, visit www.ChattanoogaMarket.com 

United Way of Greater Chattanooga funds local programs that prevent problems before they occur, creates opportunities for people to care for themselves and each other, and supports the most vulnerable in our community – making our community the best at helping people achieve their potential. Thanks to an endowment fund that covers all overhead and administrative expenses, all contributions (100 percent) go directly to services that help individuals and families in greater Chattanooga, north Georgia and northeast Alabama.

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