IF YOU GO
What: Ice Cream Social at Chattanooga Market.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
ON THE EPB STAGE
• 12:30 p.m. Anna Johnson
• 2 p.m. Pat Anderson
Here's the scoop: Chattanooga Market's annual Ice Cream Social is Sunday, coinciding with National Ice Cream Day.
For a $5 ticket, market visitors can sample ice cream from Bruster's, Mayfield, Ice Cream Show, Blue Bell and Nana's. After tasting all five, visitors may cast their votes for the Best Pure Flavor Ice Cream and the Best Ice Cream With Add-Ins.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter. The agency provides a shelter for abused or neglected children, child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years, and recruiting and training for foster parents.
While savoring their samples, market visitors can buy produce and handmade products from local farmers and craftsmen.
"Produce is at the height of the season right now," said Melissa Siragusa, Chattanooga Market spokeswoman. She added that $9,000 in sales of peaches was rung up last Sunday.
"We still have peaches, corn, squash, zucchini and plenty of fruits," she said. "Plus the market is averaging about 150 vendors each week."
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...