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Front Page - Friday, September 18, 2020

Ronald McDonald House children’s festival goes virtual

Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House will take its 31st annual Autumn Children’s Festival online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Autumn Children’s Festival: At Home Edition will be live on the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Facebook page (facebook.com/RMHChattanooga) Tuesday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 3.

Activities will be geared toward family participation and include magic tricks, martial arts lessons and face painting.

Participants who register either for free or for a donation of $20 at secure.qgiv.com/event/racf will receive an activity pail that will contain supplies for the activities to be completed throughout the week. The pails will be delivered to various Walgreens parking lots.

The event will wrap up Oct. 3 with a virtual cooking class from 9 a.m.-noon.

The Autumn Children’s Festival has raised over $1 million since 1990 to help support families with sick children in the hospital.

The Tennessee Society of CPAs and several local sponsors make the event possible.

Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House hopes to raise $30,000 during this year’s festival.

It costs $75 a night to house a family in the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.

Source: Ronald McDonald House