On Saturday, September, 25, the public is invited to Camp Jordan Park to help the City of East Ridge celebrate its 100th birthday. This commemorative day will be filled with festivities, including 5k and 10k races, family friendly games, children’s activities, live bands, food, a beer garden with local breweries, and more. But this exciting day of celebration is only possible because of all the local citizens who are volunteering their time.
The East Ridge Centennial Celebration Committee, an all-volunteer group led by Dana Howe and David Tyler, have planned and worked for over two years to make the Centennial Celebration day a reality. Once the schedule for the day was complete, the Committee recognized that a large number of volunteers would be needed to make this party successful.
East Ridge Council member Andrea (Aundie) Witt, also a member of the Centennial Celebration Committee, stepped up to the critical challenge of helping recruit the massive amount of urgently needed volunteers.
“I am looking forward to working with our citizens to make the 100 year Celebration a success,” said Councilmember Witt. “Volunteering is a great way to meet your neighbors and make a difference in your community.”
One of the first to accept the challenge was Yvonne “Vonn” Gants. Vonn and her husband moved to East Ridge in 2012 and over the years, have volunteered for a large array of causes. She has offered to serve as a volunteer for the Centennial Celebration to show support for, and be involved in, the great community of East Ridge.
“For 100 years, this community has opened its arms to welcome people and give them a place to belong; to raise families and grow old together,” said Gants. “East Ridge has a small town feel that lets folks know they are cared about; it’s more than just a city, it’s a community. This celebration is a wonderful way to show everyone the beauty of our city and its people, and how far we have come as a community in those 100 years.”
East Ridge Centennial Celebration is just a little over a month away and volunteers are still needed to ensure its success. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Aundie Witt at 423-490-5967 or email [email protected]. For more information on East Ridge Centennial Celebration, go to: eastridge100.com.