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Today’s Email Announcements

Gatlinburg Relief Funds Established at SmartBanks

December 1, 2016 – In the wake of this week’s
tragic wildfires in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, the
Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation has established the
Gatlinburg Relief Fund which will directly benefit the families
impacted by the wildfires.

The relief fund is being managed by SmartBank, an East Tennessee-based
community bank with multiple branches in Sevier County. Anyone who
would like to contribute to this fund may either drop off a monetary
donation at a SmartBank location (listed below) or by mailing the
donation to PO Box 1910, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 37868-1910. Checks
should be made payable to “Gatlinburg Relief Fund.”

 Additionally, the foundation is accepting online gifts here or at

“Since the fires began earlier this week, we have been inundated with
calls from people wanting to know how they can help,” said Billy
Carroll, SmartBank President & CEO. “After talking with Gatlinburg
officials, they are requesting that anyone wishing to help, make a
donation to the chamber’s Gatlinburg Relief Fund, where the dollars
can have the greatest impact.”

The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
organization created to assist the local business community and
citizens through various charitable efforts.

SmartBank Locations

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – 2430 Teaster Lane #205, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Sevierville, Tenn. – 1011 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

Gatlinburg, Tenn. – *currently closed*

Knoxville, Tenn. – 5401 Kingston Pike #600, Knoxville, TN 37919

Knoxville, Tenn. – 202 Advantage Place, Knoxville, TN 37922

Chattanooga, Tenn. – 835 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Chattanooga, Tenn. – 2280 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421

East Ridge, Tenn. – 4154 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, TN 37412

Hixson, Tenn. – 5319 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343

Ooltewah, Tenn. – 8966 Old Lee Highway, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Destin, Fla. – 4405 Commons Drive East, Destin, FL 32541

Panama City, Fla. – 2411 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405

Pensacola, Fla. – 201 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Winter Farmers Market to Return to Boone Saturday

Boone’s Winter Farmers Market Will return on Saturday December 3rd.   Several vendors from last year will be returning and a few new ones.  We are especially excited about a new produce vendor who has a heated greenhouse and is expecting ripe tomatoes by  December 17th.

Patrons will find farm fresh greens, onions, eggs as well as fruit and winter storage crops like potatoes,  sweet potatoes,  pumpkins,  squash and apples among the offerings.

For the sweet tooth – honey, baked goods,including gluetin free cookies,  jams and jellies will be available.  

Local farm raised beef, lamb and poultry will grace the market and a few quality crafters will be on hand.
The market is held indoor the first and third Saturdays from 9am to noon , December through April at the Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd in Boone.
More information can be found at www.PHARMN.org or by calling at 828 773-3677.  Emailboonewfm@gmail.com.

Drivers Needed to Deliver Meals to Senior Adults

HOME DELIVERED MEALS drivers needed at Western Watauga Community/Senior Center. Come make a difference in an older adult’s day! Call Cindy Lamb at 828-297-5195 for more information.

Tree Lighting at Cancer Center Dec. 15

Boone, NC (December 1, 2016) – The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center’s 3rdannual Lighting of the Tree Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 15th from 6 – 7 pm in Watauga Medical Center’s auditorium atrium located at 336 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC. The Lighting of the Tree Ceremony is free and open to the public to honor and/or remember loved ones who have faced cancer, no matter where they were treated.

 The ceremony will feature the lighting of the tree, refreshments, live music and an opportunity to fellowship with Cancer Center staff, neighbors and friends. In addition, participants may order commemorative porcelain ornaments in honor/or memory of a loved one who faced cancer that will be placed on the tree. A volunteer decorating committee will carefully hand-paint each honoree’s name onto their respective ornament. Orders received by December 12th will be placed on the tree prior to the ceremony. Orders placed after December 12th will be added as they are received. Ornament orders are by donation only and all donations will benefit the Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA). The Cancer Center’s CRA program is designed to help cancer survivors and their families find support during and after diagnosis and treatment.
The Lighting of the Tree Ceremony is open to people of all faiths. In addition to the ceremony tree located at Watauga Medical Center, the Cancer Center staff will also decorate a second tree in its first floor medical oncology lobby. To reserve an ornament or to learn more about the Lighting of the Tree Ceremony call 828-262-4332or visithttps://apprhs.org/events.