News From The Mountains



Orvis Event to Benefit Friends of the Smokies

September 6, 2018

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee – Orvis Sevierville is pleased to announce their “Giveback Days” event taking place throughout the month of September. The outdoor retailer is partnering with Friends of the Smokies, a nonprofit that assists the National Park Service to preserve…

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September 3rd Proclaimed “Friends of the Smokies Day” in Tennessee, North Carolina

September 2, 2018

KODAK, Tenn. – By proclamations from Governor Bill Haslam (Tennessee), Governor Roy Cooper (North Carolina), Mayor Madeleine Rogero (Knoxville), and Mayor Esther Manheimer (Asheville), September 3, 2018 is officially “Friends of the Smokies Day” in honor of the nonprofit organization’s…

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Park Volunteers Receive Regional Recognition

August 27, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is pleased to announce that a number of dedicated Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) have received regional recognition through the George and Helen Hartzog Awards Program for Outstanding Volunteers. The Hartzog Award was created in honor of George…

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Telethon Raises $210,000 Towards New Radio System in Smokies

August 16, 2018

Friends of the Smokies collected $210,525 in donations Wednesday during its 24th annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon from hundreds of callers, online donations, and support from sponsors Dollywood, Mast General Store, Pilot Flying J, and SmartBank. Since 1995, Friends…

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