St. Elmo Celebrates Stroll and Luminaira Festival
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The residents of St. Elmo came out Saturday night in a celebration of their neighborhood.
The Second Annual St. Elmo Stroll and Luminaria Festival was held in the neighborhood.
Folks came out to enjoy a holiday market, live music, and great food and drinks. The event benefited the Chattanooga Area Food Bank which raised over 7,500 meals for families in need in the area.
The director of the event is relatively new to Chattanooga and has loved getting to connect with her new community.
Kim Frankel-Marsh, the director of the St. Elmo Stroll and Luminaria Festival, said that, “On Halloween last year, it was the first time we had really met our neighbors and so we were really inspired by the community connection that was happening at that point, and we wanted to build on that. We drew on this idea from childhood about bringing people together, lighting these lights, raising some money for a charitable organization in the neighborhood, and also celebrating the beauty of our historic district.”
The feature of the event were the lighted lanterns, which lined the Virginia Avenue Greenway, which connects St. Elmo to the Tennessee Riverwalk.