Love Nancy to hold Wine for the Mind


Love Nancy is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser Wine for the Mind.

The nonprofit organization provides support for those with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and special needs.

This year’s event will be held at the Coffey Barn on Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Randy Steele and friends will provide the live entertainment.

“I feel so blessed to see the community support from our sponsors and the community. It is overwhelming how they want to see Love Nancy grow as much as I do,” founder Catherine Patten said.

The event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres prepared by Café Roma with desserts from Panera Bread and T&L Bakery.

Patten said the event will also feature silent and live auctions.

“We have four golf outings and we’ve got restaurants. We’ve got [a overnight stay in] a river house off the Tennessee River,” Patten said.

One of the live auction golf outings is the Tennessee National in Loudon.

Baskets in the silent auction will revolve around the love theme, such as Love to Golf, Love your pet, Love Chattanooga, Love Cleveland, Love your Car, Love Wine, Love Coffee, Love Politics and history and Love the Summer.

Numerous local and regional businesses have contributed such as the Country Club, Village Bake Shop, Chattanooga Whiskey, the Chattanooga Zoo and Signature Health Care.

Tickets are $40 for one or $70 for two. To purchase tickets, contact Patten at

The organization is hoping to raise twice as much as last year with this event.

Love Nancy programs include CAREavan, Fun with Friends and Memory Makers.

“The programs are very much needed in this area,” Patten said. “The CAREavan program reached over 200 people since its inception, we now go year-round with that program.”

CAREavan provides care packages to those with Alzheimer’s disease and early onset dementia as well as refreshments for caretakers.

The Coffey Barn is located at 2688 Benton Pike N.E.


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