Ole Smoky’s Jars & Jams Virtual Concert for Mountain Hope

Ole Smoky Distillery continues a longstanding tradition of great live entertainment with this week’s Jars & Jams Virtual Concert Series event to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, a medical and dental clinic serving the uninsured. We invite you to join us for family-friendly rock-alternative bluegrass music with Monroeville from the comfort of your home. The concert will take place Friday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST on the Ole Smoky Distillery Facebook page.


Swingin’ for Hope Rescheduled for June 3, 2020

Mountain Hope’s Inaugural Swingin’ for Hope Golf Tournament presented by the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors has been rescheduled for June 3, 2020 at the Sevierville Golf Course.

Sponsorships and Team Registration are now available.

Sponsorship Opportunities: $200 Bronze Sponsor – Hole Sponsorship with signage | $500 Silver Sponsorship – Tournament Sponsorship with large sign | $1000 Gold Sponsorship – Tournament Sponsorship with large banner (includes registration for a team of 4 at no additional cost.) Download a sponsorship/registration form here.

Please note that when you may pay for your sponsorship or team registration online by following these links, we may reach out to you for additional information:

Pay online to become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Levels

Pay online to register a team of 4

L-R: Mary Vance, George Hawkins, Deborah Murph, Andrew Farmer, Todd Proffitt, Jeff Taylor, Sue Ellen Riddle, Dr. Jack Parton, Eric Horner, Mayor Mike Werner, Dale Carr, Bryan McCarter, Karen King

Mountain Hope Welcomes New Era

Cold weather did not deter a warm-hearted crowd who saw a new era in the making Nov. 8 for Sevier County’s medically underserved.

At the groundbreaking for the expansion of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic’s Prince Street building Nov. 8, there was plenty of warmth about the Clinic’s past work and future prospects.

Expanding the Clinic will mean more patient consulting rooms, space for special programs and more patients served, in addition to the 26,000-plus people who have already come through the doors.

Everyone who turned up deserves our thanks for braving the cold, especially the speakers. They included Robin Reagan, the Clinic’s board chair; Mary Vance, former executive director; current Executive Director Deborah Murph, and  Daryl Roberts of Tennessee State Bank, who announced a $50,000 donation from the bank toward the building extension;

State Reps. Andy Farmer and Dale Carr read from a state resolution praising the Clinic’s 20 years of service. Dr. Jack Parton of Sevier County School System and Assistant County Mayor Bryan McCarter also spoke in support of the extension. Scotty Henry of  Richardson’s Cove Baptist Church and the Rev. Don Grady, formerly of Sevierville Presbyterian Church, gave the opening and closing prayers.

The crowd then retired indoors where Collier Restaurant Group and Cici’s Pizza provided refreshments. Sevier County Utility District donated water and loaned tents; Sevier County Library System loaned a podium and allowed overflow parking behind the library. Woods Hippensteal framed the two resolutions, one for the Clinic and one for co-founder Sue Ellen Riddle.

We appreciate our former and present volunteers and other well-wishers who were undeterred by the cold, as well as Seagle Landscaping Supplies, Susan Austin and her students from East Tennessee State University, and four Seymour High School students who prior to the ceremony ensured that the grounds looked their best.

The main beneficiaries of the building expansion will be Mountain Hope’s patients, none of whom have health insurance. Quality medical and dental care would be unaffordable to thousands of low-income Sevier County residents and workers were it not for the non-profit Mountain Hope.

The Clinic is blessed to be part of such a caring community.

Use Your Kroger Card to Benefit Mountain Hope Clinic

Use your Kroger Plus Card to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic
Use your Kroger Plus Card to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic

Now you can raise money for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic simply by buying groceries.

If you use your Kroger Plus card at a Kroger store, .5 percent of your purchase can automatically go to Mountain Hope. It’s simple. All you need to do is register on-line and then shop as usual. If you don’t already have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the service desk of any Kroger store.

To join the rewards program, go to krogercommunityrewards.com on your computer and have your Kroger Plus card handy.

Click on “Sign In/Register.”  If you are a new online customer, click “Sign up Today” in the “New Customer?” box. Enter your zip code, click on your favorite store, give your e-mail address and create a password. You need to agree to the terms and conditions.

Then you’ll get a message to check your e-mail in box and click on the link given in the e-mail. Click on My Account and use your e-mail address and password. Click on “Edit Kroger Community Rewards” and fill in your Kroger Plus card number. Confirm your information.

Start to type Mountain Hope’s name and a list of organizations will appear. Select us and confirm. When you’ve done this, you’ll see our name on the right side of your information page.

Maybe you use your phone number at the register. In that case, to get your Kroger Plus card number, call 800-576-4377 and selection Option 4. For each purchase to count, members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the related phone number.

If you don’t have access to a computer, you can go into a Kroger store and ask them to register you for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic on the community rewards program.