united way of greater chattanooga


September 13th, 2011

Celebrate Project Ready for School on SUNDAY, September 18
7th Birthday to Be Held at Warner Park! 

Come celebrate Project Ready for School’s seventh birthday with United Way of Greater Chattanooga at a community-wide party on Sunday, September 18. The party will be held at Warner Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

This celebration is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to join in on the fun.

Families that join the party can enjoy the following: 
• Free beverages and healthy snacks; 
• Free learning check-ups; 
• A Free Creative Discovery Museum family pass for each child who gets a check-up; 
• Enrollments for Free Imagination Library Books; 
• Free early learning DVDs; 
• Jumping on the Moonwalk;
• Story Telling Time by Jon Criss; 
• A visit from the Chattanooga Fire Department; 
• Horseback riding with Heartland Ranch; 
• Zumba Dancing with the Y;
• Face Painting; 
• Bird seed play with Creative Discovery Museum;
• Arts and crafts; 
• Free goodies from the Volunteer State Health Plan; 
• A kid-friendly temporary tattoo booth and much, much more! 

The party is part of Imagination Library Week in Tennessee and it kicks off a fun-filled annual celebration of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Imagination Library Week (September 19 to 25) is packed with events – such as the Project Ready for School birthday party. Here in Chattanooga, this year’s birthday party is sponsored by Chattanooga Parent Magazine.

More than 18,000 children in the five recipient counties (Hamilton and Marion in Tennessee; Catoosa, Dade and Walker in Georgia) receive age-appropriate books in the mail each month at no cost to their families. 

Families can enroll for books at the party at the Project Ready for School booth. You can also call United Way at 423-752-0328 for an enrollment form or go online at www.LiveUnitedChattanooga.org to enroll. Call the United Way at 423-752-0300 for more information.

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