Letter: Mountain Hope appreciates support for gospel fundraiser

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 11:57 PM

Editor:

The sound of voices raised in praise to the Lord echoed through Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge on Sunday, Feb. 17 as local choirs and other performers took part in Voices for Hope, a Gospel sing that benefited Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. The Clinic, a non-profit faith-based organization, offers medical and dental care to the medically uninsured of Sevier County.

Our thanks go out to everyone who helped make the event a resounding success. Thanks especially to Jeff Taylor, manager of Country Tonite, for the use of the theater and for his help in ensuring the smooth running of the event; and to Kevin Wilson, who ably emceed the proceedings, as well as other employees of Country Tonite who made the event a success.

Thanks also to the talented performers who took part: choirs from Boyd’s Creek Church of God, First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, First Baptist Church of Sevierville, New Hope Church, Richardson’s Cove Baptist Church and; Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Sevier County Choral Society and the Senior Center Singers; Gary “Biscuit” Davis and Jenny Davis; Charlie Bob Smith; Josh Thomas and Eli Cruise; and Voices of Mercy.

Making it all possible were hard-working volunteers: Shari Chambers, Anna Garber, the Rev. Don Grady, Doug Guyot, Renee Huskey, Justin Jornd, Doug Justice, Kate Justice, Sandi Moersdorf, Johanna Ponce , Robin Reagan, Steve Reagan, Sue Ellen Riddle, Linda Shults, Diann Simonis, Karen Stark, Ryan Taylor, Chloe Treadway, Tom Vance, Judy Watson, Jarod Wilson and Robin Young. Food City donated food for the concession stand.

Our gratitude goes also to those who allowed us to videotape clips of them for use during Voices for Hope, including Sevierville Mayor Bryan Atchley, Suzanne Bookstaff, Dr. Richard Dew, Doug Guyot, Missy Large and Judy Watson.

Ashley Justice

Director of Fund Development

Mountain Hope

Good Shepherd Clinic

Sevierville