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Front Page - Friday, July 9, 2021

Chambliss Center for Children issues lemonade stand challenge to benefit Isaiah 117 House

The lemonade stand from Bradley-Polk County’s Isaiah 117 House in 2020. - Photograph provided

Chambliss Center for Children invites the community to participate in the Isaiah 117 House Lemonade Stand Challenge Saturday, July 17, to help raise awareness for the first Isaiah 117 House in Hamilton County.

Chambliss Center for Children recently partnered with Isaiah 117 House, an East Tennessee-based nonprofit that serves children and teens entering state custody, to establish the first house for youth awaiting placement.

Every summer, Isaiah 117 Houses recruit groups throughout their respective communities to host lemonade stands to raise awareness and funds in support of the organization.

“In the summer of 2017, as we were raising awareness for the first Isaiah 117 House in Elizabethton, Tennessee, children started holding lemonade stands because they heard there were children that needed a home,” says Ronda Paulson, founder and executive director of Isaiah 117 House. “Children helping children is at the heart of Isaiah 117 House.”

This year, youth groups, scout troops, teams, children and families throughout Hamilton County are invited to set up stands in neighborhoods and at churches, sporting events and other locations in support of the Isaiah 117 House at Chambliss Center for Children.

Interested parties can go to www.ChamblissCenter.org for more information and to sign up. Local restaurants 1885 Grill (in both St. Elmo and Ooltewah), FEED and The Big Chill and Grill will also be selling lemonade-based drinks July 17

More at www.chamblisscenter.org and www.Isaiah117House.com.

Source: Chambliss Center for Children