Eastdale residents work for a better community after shootings

Maya Stone, one of five members of the CSO Wind Quintet, plays a sample sound for attendees at the Eastdale Youth Development Center on Thursday in a community engagement concert.
photo A'Niyah Bennett , near left, tests her skills on a trombone Thursday at the Eastdale Youth Development Center. Raymia Cal, center, and Keaisha Robinson wait to get in a note. The instruments are part of the CSO Instrument Petting Zoo, according to Sarah Marczynski, community engagement and education manager. "The purple violin (held by Cal) was donated the week Prince passed away, so it's a tribute to him," Marczynski said. "People that want to donate instruments, please contact us at the CSO."

Violence is hitting communities throughout Chattanooga, but it will not define the Eastdale area, said Greg Walden, president of the Foxwood Heights neighborhood association.