We love to embrace all things summer-fun here on Glass Street, and nothing shouts SUMMER like a Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game! Some of our local kids got to kick off the month of June attending National Parks night at AT&T Field on Monday, June 5. Most of the day was rainy, but lucky for us, the weather cleared for the evening.

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Our group had fun visiting Ranger Chris Barr, a regular at Good Neighbor Network meetings whenever we have news about Sherman Reservation, the park nearest the Glass Farm neighborhood. He shared the story about African American civil war soldiers training on the site where AT&T Field now stands.

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Another highlight was getting to eat free hotdogs as we watched the game and silly antics in between the innings. Mr. Cam, a local mentor, did a great job pulling the crowd-cam our direction to showcase the kids high-fiving and air-guitaring on the jumbo-tron!

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Everyone looked forward to meeting the beloved mascots for the Lookouts, Louie and Louise– and the kids got their national parks banners signed by Louie, along with one free shirt (caught by Cleavon Smith Jr.).

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We were so lucky to have our group’s tickets sponsored by Kay Parish, longtime supporter and friend of Glass House Collective’s work, and particularly the neighborhood kids looking for meaningful summer activities. Kay also volunteers with the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, so this was the perfect game to attend! Because we were registered guests, the announcer welcomed us over the loudspeaker twice during the game!

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Our Lookouts wound up beating the Jackson Generals 4-2! It seems like kids from the Glass Farm neighborhood are lucky fans to have on the bleachers! Yay for the Chattanooga Lookouts!