Letter: Mountain Hope grateful for support of Climbing for Hope

Mar. 18, 2013 @ 11:17 PM

Editor:

Local fire and police personnel rose to the challenge of competing against each other in a variety of unusual tasks Feb. 25 at a special LumberJack Feud dinner show, Climbing for Hope.

Climbing for Hope was a highly successful fundraiser for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. We appreciate the many people who donated time, talent, and goods to ensure the event’s success.

Mountain Hope would particularly like to thank LumberJack Feud owners Rob and Sheila Scheer for suggesting the event, promoting it, and working hard to ensure its success. We are also grateful to their staff, including Charles Peters and Matthew Samler, who donated their time and support.

Police personnel Mickey Brown, Michael Maddron, Donnie Mashburn, Devin Smith and Luke Walker; and Firefighters Julie Blaker, Steve Ebb, Tony Patty, Zakk Nichols, and Keener Shanton, our local heroes, put on a spirited contest that ensured the evening’s success. Celebrity servers Jeannie Allen, Richard Dew, Teresa Karson, Doug Guyot, Darrell Manis, Elaine Miller, Dennis Murphy, Allen Newton, Gregory Payne, Daryl Roberts, Diann Simonis, Ken Simonis and David Verble added to the fun.

Many local businesses, including All Sauced Up, Alewine Pottery, The Apple Barn, The Art of Intrigue Gallery, Bristol Motor Speedway, Cherokee Grill, Collier Restaurant Group, Dollywood, Dr. Bob Dennis, Firehouse Subs, Hard Rock Café, Hungry Bear Café, Jonathan’s, Mr. Tablecloth and more, the Park Grill, Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Family of Attractions, Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson, Titanic, and Wyndham Resorts donated outstanding auction prizes that increased the excitement.

Our thanks also go out the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club for providing runners; Sysco for donating food for the dinner; the Thomas Group for supplying posters; Sharpshooter Imaging for taking photos of guests; and to the many clinic and individual volunteers who participated and are always ready and willing to help.

The Clinic works to meet an overwhelming need for quality and primary medical care for the medically uninsured of Sevier County. We have to turn away many prospective patients each and every day. Thanks to this fundraiser, many of those people will now find a “medical home” at the Clinic. By providing them with regular care we can detect and treat the many debilitating diseases that shorten their lives. Climbing for Hope was – quite literally — a life-saver.

Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone involved in creating and running sure a wonderful event.

Mary Vance

Executive Director

Mountain Hope

Good Shepherd Clinic

Local fire and police personnel rose to the challenge of competing against each other in a variety of unusual tasks Feb. 25 at a special LumberJack Feud dinner show, Climbing for Hope.

Climbing for Hope was a highly successful fundraiser for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. We appreciate the many people who donated time, talent, and goods to ensure the event’s success.

Mountain Hope would particularly like to thank LumberJack Feud owners Rob and Sheila Scheer for suggesting the event, promoting it, and working hard to ensure its success. We are also grateful to their staff, including Charles Peters and Matthew Samler, who donated their time and support.

Police personnel Mickey Brown, Michael Maddron, Donnie Mashburn, Devin Smith and Luke Walker; and Firefighters Julie Blaker, Steve Ebb, Tony Patty, Zakk Nichols, and Keener Shanton, our local heroes, put on a spirited contest that ensured the evening’s success. Celebrity servers Jeannie Allen, Richard Dew, Teresa Karson, Doug Guyot, Darrell Manis, Elaine Miller, Dennis Murphy, Allen Newton, Gregory Payne, Daryl Roberts, Diann Simonis, Ken Simonis and David Verble added to the fun.

Many local businesses, including All Sauced Up, Alewine Pottery, The Apple Barn, The Art of Intrigue Gallery, Bristol Motor Speedway, Cherokee Grill, Collier Restaurant Group, Dollywood, Dr. Bob Dennis, Firehouse Subs, Hard Rock Café, Hungry Bear Café, Jonathan’s, Mr. Tablecloth and more, the Park Grill, Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Family of Attractions, Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson, Titanic, and Wyndham Resorts donated outstanding auction prizes that increased the excitement.

Our thanks also go out the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club for providing runners; Sysco for donating food for the dinner; the Thomas Group for supplying posters; Sharpshooter Imaging for taking photos of guests; and to the many clinic and individual volunteers who participated and are always ready and willing to help.

The Clinic works to meet an overwhelming need for quality and primary medical care for the medically uninsured of Sevier County. We have to turn away many prospective patients each and every day. Thanks to this fundraiser, many of those people will now find a “medical home” at the Clinic. By providing them with regular care we can detect and treat the many debilitating diseases that shorten their lives. Climbing for Hope was – quite literally — a life-saver.

Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone involved in creating and running sure a wonderful event.

Mary Vance

Executive Director

Mountain Hope

Good Shepherd Clinic