(Left to right: Johnny Smith, drummer, Chattanooga All-Star Band; Kyle Hauth, executive director of Orange Grove Center; Bob Payne, manager, Chattanooga All-Star Band)
For a second straight year, Chattanooga All-Star Band has shown their support of individuals served by Orange Grove, by donating their Riverbend performance fee to the center. They recently presented them with a check for $1,050.
The band, consisting of the very best musicians locally, is selected from area bands and Hall of Fame members. According to their manager, Bob Payne, the band was so excited about this year's fundraiser that one member who may have needed their portion more than others, didn't hesitate to give back.
"Orange Grove Center is an organization that has been around and has done wonderful things," said Bob Payne, manager of Chattanooga All-Star Band. "Hopefully, we will do it again next year."