East Ridge resident to honor friend at Grateful Gobbler

Theresa Chastain to walk in remembrance of former walking partner Teresa Manning

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — One East Ridge resident has been walking Chattanooga’s Grateful Gobbler 5K for almost 20 years.

She’ll be walking again tomorrow, but this time to remember a friend.

Theresa Chastain will be walking in memory of Teresa Manning — her friend and former walking partner at the Gobbler.

The two even collected a significant number of event t-shirts over the years.

Manning passed away this past spring.

Chastain says she believed in the cause behind the walk — to raise money for the homeless during the holidays.

“Every step of the way, I will have her in my thoughts,” Chastain said. “I know that she’ll be up there looking down on me going, ‘go girl, go!'”

Theresa Chastain will be walking again tomorrow, in memory of Teresa Manning — her friend and former walking partner at the Gobbler.

The two even collected a significant number of event t-shirts over the years.

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