What: Harriet Ellen Yarnell and Walter Keith Sanford reigned over the 80th annual Chattanooga Cotton Ball held Aug. 2 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Forty-three debutantes were presented to the king and queen before an audience of about 1,000 guests.
Benefits: Proceeds from the annual ball are donated to local nonprofits whose missions serve women and children.
What: Several hundred residents of East Brainerd attended a back-to-school bash in Heritage Park on Aug. 4. The free block party was sponsored by East Brainerd Elementary School and the school's business and church community partners.