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Feel The Heat Benefits Kids On The Block April 17

posted April 8, 2009

Feel the Heat Impact 2009, an annual fundraising event to benefit Chattanooga's Kids on the Block, will be held on Friday, April 17, at Pier 2.

Guests will board the stationary boat which will be turned into a “sassy salsa” club and be greeted by the Kids on the Block.

The evening will include food, specialty drinks, salsa dancing and a silent auction. Salsa exhibitions by Dean Botting of Fred Astaire Dance Studio and dance instructions by Patti Turner and Michael DiAngelo will be held throughout the evening.

All proceeds will benefit Chattanooga's Kids on the Block to help continue its educational programs free of charge to schools in the 12 county service area.

The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. boarding the pier, where guests will check in and begin the bids on items in the silent auction including a Disney World package for four, 2010 Predators game package, accommodations in Charleston, Gatlinburg and other locations, winery tours, evening cruise package for six, and much more.

While bidding on silent auction items, guests will have the opportunity to win a jewelry item from Brody Jewelers as well as other items including a Dell Inspiron Mini 9.

A buffet will be served beginning at 7 p.m. and an open bar will be available until midnight. Guests will enjoy salsa dance exhibitions and dance instructions throughout the evening while dancing to music provided by Sound Force Entertainment.

For the past 29 years, CKOB features life size puppets designed to teach children and adults about social concerns and differences in a non-threatening manner giving them skills to stay safe and healthy. The programs are free of charge to schools in 12 different counties thanks to funding from United Way, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Mental Heath Association of Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association, Tennessee Donor Services, among others, individual donors and fundraisers.

Tickets for the event are $80 for individuals and $150 per couple, which includes the buffet, open bar, specialty drinks, and dancing.

Additional information and ticket purchases can be made by calling the Chattanooga's Kids on the Block office at 757-5259 or

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