Eastdale Community Festival set for Nov. 5

Shane Morrow

The Eastdale Neighborhood Association has partnered with RISE Chattanooga to host the first Eastdale Community Festival. The free event will take place Nov. 5, from 11a.m.-4 p.m., on the grounds of Eastdale Community Center, 1312 Moss St.

“This is a great opportunity to bring our community together through local performers, vendors, family and friends,” said Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod, who represents District 9– which includes Eastdale. 

“Social cohesion is a basic requirement of healthy communities. So we welcome Chattanoogans and surrounding areas to come enjoy fun-filled family activities, good food, laughter–and to meet new friends.”

Jessi Igou, secretary of the Eastdale Neighborhood Association, agreed.

“It’s wonderful to see such vibrancy within our community and to bring everyone together to celebrate through music, food and the arts,” she said. “The Eastdale Neighborhood Association is a place with open doors to ensure the community has access to the services they need to enjoy what Chattanooga has to offer.” 

According to its website, RISE (Responsive Initiatives for Social Empowerment) Chattanooga–formerly known as Jazzanooga– “provides an array of cultural arts programming promoting community empowerment.”

“Having the opportunity to host an eclectic mix of arts within the community only strengthens our neighborhood,” said Shane Morrow, founder of RISE Chattanooga. For more information, to reserve as a vendor, or to make a donation to the success of this event, email angi.reed.thomas@gmail.com.