St. Jude School Students Raise Funds Through Christmas Service Project

Friday, December 21, 2012

As part of St. Jude School's Parish Christmas service project and in conjunction with the Parish Twinning Program of America, students raised money for their sister parishes in Gros-Morne, Haiti.

Organizers said, "St. Jude School  is proud to share how very generous our families and students are and how these kindnesses will help our friends in Haiti, who continue to struggle more than two years after a devastating tornado."

Projects included:

  • Kindergarten parents sponsored their children in a special homework project to do extra chores at home.
    As a result of their efforts they will be buying a goat and feeding a child for a year and a half!
  • First and second grade families provided a spectacular response to the request to hold a bake sale and students raised money to buy two hens, two goats and will help feed a child for part of a year.
  • Third grade students were sponsored to provide service labor – cleaning up and sweeping gravel back on the playground. They will be buying five hens and five goats.
  • Fourth grade conducted their annual two-day yard sale and raised money to buy six hens, two goats and two piglets. Fourth grade also presented our pastor, Fr. Charlie, with $200 to help parish families in need.
  • By completing chores for family and neighbors, fifth grade students raised money to feed two children for a year and buy a goat. Jonah King, on his own, raised $130 helping an elderly neighbor rake leaves and donating $30 of his own money.
  • 6C held a fundraiser to buy a goat and a hen.

Industrial Leader Helping College, Industry Grow In North Georgia

With graduates of Georgia Northwestern Technical College manning the machines at Densmore Machine in Dalton, Ga. on a daily basis, it’s easy to see where donations to the region’s largest college actually go in the end. Industry and local leaders stopped in at Densmore Machine on July 17 to celebrate a special gift from an industry leader. After committing $20,000 to Phil ... (click for more)

Boyd Buchanan School To Break Ground On New Strength And Wrestling Facility

Boyd Buchanan School is getting a new building for their wrestling program. School officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony this Thursday at 9:30 a.m.  “We are excited to have this new space for our wrestling program as well as the strength training and fitness studio for BBS students and faculty,” says Joe Pope, athletic director for Boyd Buchanan School. The ... (click for more)

Bill Kilbride To Retire As Chamber CEO; To Step Down Dec. 31; Chamber Starts Transition Process

Bill Kilbride, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber, has announced that he is retiring from his position effective  Dec. 31 .   Larry Buie, chairman of the Chamber board of directors, expressed his appreciation for Bill's efforts. He said, “Bill Kilbride has led us through the past three years to a place of excellence in terms of strategic leadership. Among ... (click for more)

Corker Votes For Amendment To Repeal Core Elements Of Obamacare; Alexander Votes Against It

Senator Bob Corker voted for an amendment to repeal the core elements of Obamacare, while allowing for a reasonable transition period for a replacement to be developed and implemented. “As I have said before, I believe the best path forward is for Congress to repeal Obamacare after a reasonable transition period,” said Senator Corker. “This amendment would take us back ... (click for more)

Prayers For Denny - And Response

I don’t live in Chattanooga any longer unfortunately and haven’t for many years now, but when I did live there, I was more than a regular at Yesterdays.  It was basically my second home….as it was for many, many of my friends and others that I may not have known their names, but definitely knew their faces.   It was the “Cheers” of Chattanooga. It was the place that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘No Sir -- It Stays Here’

To any of the millions who have served the United States on the field of combat, the most hallowed and prized distinction is our nation’s Medal of Honor. It is never given, it is always earned before it is ever awarded.  At least that’s the way it was up until a sun-splashed Wednesday three weeks ago in Vicenza, Italy. There is an Army base there that houses the 173 rd Airborne ... (click for more)