Highland Park fiesta
What: In recognition of NeighborWorks Week, a fiesta was held in the parking lot of St. Andrew's Center sponsored by Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise. Activities included a rummage sale, food trucks on-site, mariachi band, children's crafts and viewing of a World Cup match.
Benefits: All residents of Highland Park neighborhood.
About NeighborWorks: A national campaign aimed at mobilizing neighborhood residents and their elected officials to meet each other in order to bring about neighborhood change.
Not Just Another Gorgeous Evening
What: More than 350 guests attended Not Just Another Gorgeous Evening held at Tennessee RiverPlace. The benefit included dinner catered by Lee Towery and music by the 9th Street Stompers and the Ben Friberg Trio.
Benefits: Tennessee River Gorge Trust's mission to preserve the area's natural beauty.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...