Letter: ABWA celebrates successful auction
On April 5, the Sevier Chapter of American Business Women’s Association hosted their 23rd annual Basket Auction and Brunch at the Pigeon Forge Holiday Inn and Convention Center. As president of the association, I would like to thank all who helped to make this a prosperous event. Without the generous support of dedicated ABWA members who faithfully attended our basket assembly workshops, local merchants and individuals who donated items for these baskets, as well as the guests who joined us for a morning of fun & fellowship, we would not be able to positively impact our local community through professional development seminars and post-secondary education scholarships.
Special recognition goes to Tim Milks of Bear Land Realty & Auction, LLC, who was our auctioneer extraordinaire. With all efforts combined, we are awarding $8,000 in scholarships to five local young women who will be attending either a two-year or four-year institution this fall. The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to support continuing education opportunities for women of all ages during our 2014-2015 program year. Again, on behalf of our membership and the recipients of these scholarships, thank you for your generous commitment to our annual fundraiser! www.abwasevier.org
Kristi R. Reynolds