There’s a longtime local tradition of tourism attractions offering Sevier County Days to local residents at reduced prices. It’s an opportunity for Sevier Countians to enjoy the attractions that normally cater mainly to tourists.
Recently two Gatlinburg businesses, Ober Gatlinburg and the Skylift, took Sevier County days a step farther by donating the proceeds to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. In this way, local folks benefitted twice, both by having fun and by supporting their neighbors, the Clinic’s patients.
We are grateful that management at the Skylift and Ober generously decided to support the non-profit Clinic in this way. Providing quality medical and dental care to local citizens with no health insurance does not come cheap. We charge our patients an affordable fee, but the actual cost to us for each patient visit is much more than we recoup from patients. To make up the difference, we depend on support from local businesses as well as grants and private donations. Fundraisers such as the two Sevier County Days events are most welcome.
Our thanks go out to Ober Gatlinburg and to the Skylift for their wonderful community support.
Director of Fund Development