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Front Page - Friday, June 29, 2018

Events: Diversify Marketplace

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Diversify Marketplace on Friday, June 29. Held at the First Tennessee Pavilion across from Finley Stadium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Diversify Marketplace will feature an array of businesses and nonprofits, including woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and more. Admission will be free.

Gateway Sculptures arrive at Blue Goose Hollow Trailhead

Public Art Chattanooga installed two large gateway sculptures this week at the Blue Goose Hollow Trailhead on the Riverwalk. The community is invited to attend a dedication ceremony Saturday, June 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will feature food trucks and a tribute to the African American history of Blue Goose Hollow. The Blue Goose Hollow Trailhead is located at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway.

Public candidate forum

The NCBW will host a public forum for candidates running for seats on the Hamilton County School Board and the Tennessee State House of Representatives on Monday, July 9 at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third Street, from 5-7:30 p.m. Wade Hinton, attorney for the City of Chattanooga, will moderate.

Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk

The Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk, presented by Erlanger’s Level One Trauma Center, will take place on Saturday, July 14 beginning at 8 a.m. The event will include a five-mile loop course beginning at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center and ending at the Hubert Fry Center at the Tennessee RiverPark. Parking will also be available at the RiverPark.

Volunteers will be needed to assist with pre-run bag packing, set up, race activities, the kids run and post-run clean-up. The proceeds from this event will help to fund the construction of a permanent memorial space at the RiverPark. Information