8/18: Live United

It’s a back to school fundraiser for kids who are in need of school supplies. We welcome the United Way to the Market who will be collecting all of the basics supplies kids need to go back to school – “Stuff The Bus”. Bring your donations to Market and learn about other United Way programs.

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  1. Here is the complete information about the event:

    United Way of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Market are bringing you the 4th annual LIVE UNITED DAY at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Sunday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    United Way invites everyone to help local public school teachers by donating school supplies for students in need. In 2012, more than $16,000 in school supplies was collected at the Market. All supplies and proceeds donated benefit the Hamilton County PTA’s Teacher Supply Depot. This year’s goal is to increase Live United Day gifts at the Market to $20,000 in supplies. This year’s Stuff the Bus Drive ends October 31 and the collection goal for 2013 is $50,000 in supplies.

    This will also be a great, kid-friendly event for the entire family. Approximately 14 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 and learning check-ups. Every child who completes a learning check up at the market that day will receive, by mail, a voucher for a free family pass to the Creative Discovery Museum.

    A few of the featured activities at the Market on August 18 will be face painting, drumming, arts & crafts, cornhole and other games (to name only a few activities). 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. 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. – Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and SC native who has shared stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox, and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Tim Reynolds (right-hand man to Dave Matthews). While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers.

    • 2 to 3 p.m. – A native of a small Eastern Illinois farming community, Roxie Randle credits her strong musical family for introducing her to a wide variety of musical genres. Randle’s vast range of influences came to include country greats (The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride), mainstream pop stars (Amy Grant, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow) as well as out-of-the-box indie artists (Shawn Colvin, Jonatha Brooke, Mindy Smith). She has built a loyal regional following with regular gigs at Nashville hotspots (The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner Café) and frequent stops in nearby cities like Knoxville, Atlanta, and Louisville. One of Randle’s songs, “United,” was recently chosen by United Way of Southwestern Indiana to be their 2013 theme.

    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 visit http://www.LiveUnitedChattanooga.org. For more information on the Chattanooga Market and its vendors, please visit http://www.ChattanoogaMarket.com

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