What: Although rain canceled fireworks and the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's patriotic pops concert outdoors, it didn't dampen the fun at the annual Star-Spangled Supper fundraiser held inside the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. About 200 people gathered for barbecue, an auction of 10 gift baskets and a performance of the national anthem by the cast of the next CTC musical, "Legally Blonde."
Honoree: Executive Director George Quick announced that the theater's Green Room will be named in honor of longtime volunteer and supporter Jack Barker.
What: Faculty and staff of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., along with some of their family members, spent a day in community service to support the United Way's Day of Caring in McMinn and Meigs counties.
Benefits: The volunteers painted, made repairs, cleaned and did landscaping for United Way agencies that did not have manpower or funds to accomplish renovations on their own.