Springhill Suites SaveArt Fundraiser, conducted Tuesday, November 13, was a huge success, with proceeds benefiting Battle Academy’s arts in education program. Despite a soggy forecast, the rain couldn’t keep people away from the beautiful art exhibits, delicious food, and incredible entertainment. Melissa Hoesmann, art educator for Battle Academy, arrived the day before in a downpour to begin setting up the student’s art collections. Like magic, she transformed the hotel conference rooms into a beautifully curated museum awash with color. All artwork on display was done by students from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade who attend Battle Academy.
Artwork wasn’t the only thing on display at Tuesday night’s Save Art, generosity was also everywhere. Scottie’s on The River, SpringHill’s on-property restaurant, donated all the food for the event as well as a $50 gift card to the raffle. Parking Management Company donated all Proceeds from the night’s parking. Musician Zech Dallas also performed free of charge and donated a compact disc of his work to the raffle.
“Tonight was a tremendous success, “says Ben Montgomery, GM of SpringHill Suites. “We’ve raised over $1000 for SaveArt and we’re so excited! We’re so pleased we brought so many people together to make a difference in the education of children. We want to thank all of the people who made this possible, especially Scottie’s on The River and Parking Management Company. They were tremendous through all of this. A big thanks to Zech Dallas as well!”
The money raised at Save Art will be used to purchase much-needed art supplies for Battle Academy. The school is less than a mile from SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor’s location.