Almost 300 people showed up to participate in the family friendly event, which included free food, music, an open car and motorcycle show, a tractor exhibit and a vehicle parts swap. More than 50 cars and tractors were on display.
“We are glad to be able to host this event for our neighbors in the Chattanooga area,” said Mark Frizzell, headmaster at Bachman Academy. “Because so many people still believe we are an orphanage, events like these help to spread the word about what we do now, which is to educate students with learning differences from all over the world. We have students from as far away as Nigeria, India, and Korea.”
At the event, children from all over the Cleveland/Chattanooga area enjoyed jumping in the giant inflatable Dalmatian fire house, and riding on one of Bachman’s 16 horses. Many kids, young and old, had their faces painted and ate snow cones. Two new events for Neighbor Day, a cake walk and chili cook-off, were popular with many folks, including some of Bradley County’s firefighters.
As part of LD Awareness month in October and ADHD Awareness Week, Oct. 14-20, the Academy also offered self-screening assessments for Dyslexia and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Bachman Academy is a boarding and day school in McDonald, Tenn. providing hands-on academics and career-education to students with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD. To learn more about Bachman Academy, call 423-479-4523, or visit www.bachmanacademy.org.