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Friday, May 28, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press
Sunset Music Series opens its fifth season June 11 in Townsend Submitted Report
These four teams participated in Sevier County Right To Life Flag Football Tournament/Picnic at Pigeon Forge High School on May 22.
Right To Life hosts flag football tourney Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — Sevier County Right To Life recently sponsored a flag football tournament/picnic at Pigeon Forge High School. Four teams competed in the double elimination tournament. Two teams were representing the RTL Youth Board, one was students from GatlinburgPittman High School, and another from Holy Family Church in Seymour.
During lunch there were two testimonies of women who had abortions and how they changed their lives receiving forgiveness by the Lord, and another testimony by a couple that opted for having their baby and got married. Pastor Robert Portier of Saint Paul Lutheran Church spoke. There were information booths from Right To Life, the Women’s Care Center, The Harvest and the Smoky Mountain Alliance for the Unborn. All these orga-
nizations offered help and support for pregnant women (especially single mothers and teenagers). The SCRTL Youth Board meets monthly. For information on meetings and activities call Lizette Aparicio at 6547681. Right To Life meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Pigeon Forge Library. For more information call President Ursula Beckman at 908-2689.
Dolly to announce relief contribution June 2 Donations accepted through Monday Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — After a successful “Dolly Helps Nashville” flood relief fundraising effort at Dollywood and Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton will announce the total contribution on June 2 in Nashville. After witnessing the devastation and families displaced by the May flooding, Parton donated the net admissions revenue from Dollywood and Dixie Stampede as well as donations made by fans to DollyParton. com. Before announcing the amount of the contribution, Parton has asked officials to determine how best to identify those with
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the greatest need in the flood’s aftermath. “From the moment I saw how devastating the flooding was, I wanted to help those folks who literally lost everything,” Parton said. “After such a strong turnout from guests at Dollywood and Dixie Stampede and my fans at DollyParton.com,
I want to make sure that the money raised goes to those who need and those who are hurting the most. “Since I’m waiting until June 2 to make the final announcement, I want folks to know they can still help us help the people,” Parton said. DollyParton.com will con-
tinue to accept donations until midnight Monday. Parton extended a challenge to East Tennessee area businesses to contribute to the fundraising efforts. For more information visit www.dollyparton. com.
TOWNSEND — Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s Sunset Music Series, now in its fifth year, will open June 11 with a performance by Wild Blue Yonder. All the concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are presented in the Heritage Center’s outdoor amphitheater, which has a roof so that concerts may be presented rain or shine. Wild Blue Yonder is back for its fifth appearance and is the only band to perform every year since the series began. Also back by popular demand are Labron Lazenby and LA3, which made it to the finals of this year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis; Hokum’s Heroes, from Boston; John Myers Band, which recently released “I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”; EG Kight, the “Georgia Songbird”; Y’uns, a jugband from Knoxville; and Steve Kaufman, three-time national guitar champion from Maryville. Making their Sunset Music Series debut this year are the Lonesome Coyotes, which plays in the western swing and country-rock style. Admission to the concerts is $4 and tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call the center at 448-0044. Sunset Music Series 2010 schedule: n June 11; Wild Blue Yonder, bluegrass, country and Americana n June 18; Labron Lazenby & LA3, blues, boogie and rockabilly n June 25; Hokum’s Heroes, string-band music with elements of swing, folk and blues n July 16; Lonesome Coyotes, western swing, honkytonk and country-rock n July 23; John Myers Band, soul, gospel and country n July 30; EG Kight Blues, ballads and roots music n Aug. 6; Y’uns jugband music with elements of country, swing and blues n Aug. 13; Steve Kaufman, three-time national guitar champion
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The Mountain Press for Friday, May 28, 2010