In 2011, we raised $425,000 to help Friends of the Smokies preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pictured, Scripps Networks Interactive's previous President John Lansing welcomes the Evergreen Ball attendees. Below is news coverage from the Evergreen Ball.
Evergreen Ball raises money for Friends of the Smokies
Ballgowns and bow ties were the attire of choice of Saturday evening's Friends of the Smokies eighth annual Evergreen Ball. Over 400 people attended the event which included a fundraising auction and a dance in the ballroom with music courtesy of The Chillbilly's."It fosters a great sense of support how everybody comes together for this event, it's a lot of fun... but also echoes the importance of a community of people," said Holly Scott of Friends of the Smokies.
Over the last 7 years, the event has raised $2 million for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The money is used for historic preservation, treatment for Hemlock trees and education.