Accomplishment Spotlight: East Tennessee Salutes Servicemembers and Veterans with VISTA Member Assistance June 5, 2012Posted by servicecorpsnews in Accomplishment Spotlight.
Chelsea Hepburn, an ALA Call to Service Corps VISTA member assigned to Tennessee’s Community Assistance Corporation (TCAC), played a vital role in organizing her sponsor organization’s salute to servicemembers and veterans. TCAC, in collaboration with the local business community, held the event on Armed Forces Day, May 19. The event took place in Cherokee Park in Morristown. The event began with an opening ceremony at the Citizen Tribune Jefferson Federal Amphitheatre, followed by live entertainment and numerous family activities. Activities included door, raffle and auction prizes; a Children’s Fun Zone; kid’s crafts; and face painting. Live music entertainment was performed during the event as well. Exhibitor booths included military recruiters, veterans organizations, educational providers, employers, churches and nonprofit organizations. Special guests included local military and political dignitaries. Chelsea’s role in this resource and service fair for the East Tennessee region’s military and veteran community included recruitment of sponsor organizations, selecting entertainment and event promotion with the local media.