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CONGRATULATIONS to these three guys that will be graduating from ETSU on Saturday, December 14th. Nathan Harner, Doug Maples, and Hunter Harrison. Ben Stephens was not able to be with us. By being eligible for the Partners in Progress scholarships, they were able to graduate from ETSU debt free. We are so proud of our graduates. For additional information about Partners, visit our website at www.seviercountypip.com ... See MoreSee Less

CONGRATULATIONS to these three guys that will be graduating from ETSU on Saturday, December 14th.  Nathan Harner, Doug Maples, and Hunter Harrison.  Ben Stephens was not able to be with us.  By being eligible for the Partners in Progress scholarships, they were able to graduate from ETSU debt free.  We are so proud of our graduates.  For additional information about Partners, visit our website at www.seviercountypip.com

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These are all great guys!! Congratulations and best wishes!!

Congratulations to each of them, and thank you Partners in Progress for what you do!!❤️👏🏻

If you have 12 hours to donate (for the whole year), please consider serving as a mentor for tnAchieves and helping our students. ... See MoreSee Less

If you have 12 hours to donate (for the whole year), please consider serving as a mentor for tnAchieves and helping our students.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of you that have supported Partners in Progress by donating, serving on our board, attending our events and encouraging us as make a difference for the young people in Sevier County. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of you that have supported Partners in Progress by donating, serving on our board, attending our events and encouraging us as make a difference for the young people in Sevier County.

Partners in Progress would like to say thank you to Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup for choosing us as one of the non-profits to receive a donation from their recent event. The event is held at Dollywood Splash Country each year the first weekend in August. This event has approximately 2300 registered participants, consisting of antiques, classics, custom muscle cars and hot rods. Over 10,000 spectators attend the event to look at the cars and buy parts in the vendor area. Many cars entered have won top awards at major automotive shows throughout the country. Shades of the Past is the home for the Street Rodder Magazine Triple Crown Award presentation in which one car is chosen as the "best in the country" categories of Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, and Best Street Cruiser. We are grateful that they chose to recognize our organization among many that receive donations from proceeds received at this event. ... See MoreSee Less

Partners in Progress would like to say thank you to Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup for choosing us as one of the non-profits to receive a donation from their recent event.  The event is held at Dollywood Splash Country each year the first weekend in August.  This event has approximately 2300 registered participants, consisting of antiques, classics, custom muscle cars and hot rods.  Over 10,000 spectators attend the event to look at the cars and buy parts in the vendor area. Many cars entered have won top awards at major automotive shows throughout the country.  Shades of the Past is the home for the Street Rodder Magazine Triple Crown Award presentation in which one car is chosen as the best in the country categories of Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, and Best Street Cruiser.   We are grateful that they chose to recognize our organization among many that receive donations from proceeds received at this event.

I had the privilege of speaking to Ms Samantha Satterfield's SCHS class when they visited the ETSU campus this morning. I shared information about Partners in Progress and the guidelines required for dual enrollment classes while they are still in high school. We also talked about the opportunity to attend Walters State Community College with the assistance of Tennessee Promise and then complete their 4-year degree at East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville with Partners in Progress scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less

I had the privilege of speaking to Ms Samantha Satterfields SCHS class when they visited the ETSU campus this morning.  I shared information about Partners in Progress and the guidelines required for dual enrollment classes while they are still in high school.  We also talked about the opportunity to attend Walters State Community College with the assistance of Tennessee Promise and then complete their 4-year degree at East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville with Partners in Progress scholarships.

Official Ground Breaking

WHAT: Food City Ground Breaking Ceremony

WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Food City #665
3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Food City officials will be breaking ground on the new Food City at 3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd. on Monday, November 18, 2019. The ceremonies will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the construction site.
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Official Ground Breaking

WHAT: Food City Ground Breaking Ceremony

WHEN:  Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Food City #665
 3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd.
 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
Food City officials will be breaking ground on the new Food City at 3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd. on Monday, November 18, 2019.  The ceremonies will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the construction site.

THANK YOU! to Dolly Parton's Stampede for investing in local education by their donation of $6,356.69 to Sevier County Partners in Progress. This money was raised by the Stampede's participation in Round Up for Education this summer. Jim Rule, CEO of World Choice Investments said, "As a company, we are proud to support programs that encourage further learning and education of our young people in Sevier County". Partners in Progress appreciates the Stampede and their donation to scholarships for our young people. For more information about Partners in Progress, visit www.sevierountypip.com. ... See MoreSee Less

THANK YOU! to Dolly Partons Stampede for investing in local education by their donation of $6,356.69 to Sevier County Partners in Progress. This money was raised by the Stampedes participation in Round Up for Education this summer. Jim Rule, CEO of World Choice Investments said, As a company, we are proud to support programs that encourage further learning and education of our young people in Sevier County. Partners in Progress appreciates the Stampede and their donation to scholarships for our young people. For more information about Partners in Progress, visit www.sevierountypip.com.

Thank you to Alcatraz East for raising $3,418.75 for Partners in Progress by asking their customers to Round Up. This will be such a big help for our students. Pictured with the check: Candice Cook, Alcatraz East Director of Operations, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of PIP, and Jennifer Evans, Alcatraz East Retail Operations Manager. 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Alcatraz East for raising $3,418.75 for Partners in Progress by asking their customers to Round Up.  This will be such a big help for our students.  Pictured with the check:  Candice Cook, Alcatraz East Director of Operations, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of PIP, and Jennifer Evans, Alcatraz East Retail Operations Manager.  👏

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Way to go!

Awesome!!

A huge thank you to the following for helping raise $101,750 for scholarships for Sevier County Partners in Progress!! AT&T, Barnes Insurance, The Blalock Companies, Citadel Construction, Citizens National Bank, Mike Comer, Dollywood, Emily Kile, First Tennessee Bank, Five Oaks Development, Jack Funderburk, Home Federal Bank, The Island in Pigeon Forge, LeConte Medical Center, Jack Miller & Greystone Lodge, OberGatlinburg, Betty & Ron Ogle, Linda Ogle, Parker Trutec, Pro Therapy Services of East TN, Reinhart Foodservice, Ripley's, Rocky Top Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Sevier County Electric System, Sevier County Utility District Homestore, SmartBank, Swaggerty's, The Titanic in Pigeon Forge, Beth Urquhart, Volunteer Chevrolet, Vulcan Materials.

It has been said that "earning a degree is a major milestone that opens career paths and leads to new opportunities" Thank you for helping us provide these opportunities and make dreams come true.
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Pictured left to right - Dr. Tony Miksa, President of Walters State Community College, Monica Carr, Bryan Atchley Scholarship recipient, Hunter Harrison, senior at ETSU in Seviervierville/scholarship recipient, Linda Ogle, President PIP Board & Annie, Janice Bettis, Executive Director, PIP and Dr. Brian Noland, President of ETSU. Partners in Progress lunch at Walters State Community College on September 12th. ... See MoreSee Less

Pictured left to right - Dr. Tony Miksa, President of Walters State Community College, Monica Carr, Bryan Atchley Scholarship recipient, Hunter Harrison, senior at ETSU in Seviervierville/scholarship recipient, Linda Ogle, President PIP Board & Annie, Janice Bettis, Executive Director, PIP and Dr. Brian Noland, President of ETSU.  Partners in Progress lunch at Walters State Community College on September 12th.

Just a few photos from the Mayors' Lunch to benefit Sevier County Partners in Progress last week at Walters State Community College. Thanks to Walters State Community College Culinary Arts and Food City, the $101,750 raised at this event will all go to scholarships to support our students taking dual enrollment classes at Walters State and junior & senior college students at East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville! Thank you to all that made this possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations on a great event for a wonderful cause!!

What an honor to be able to award the first Bryan Atchley scholarship today to ETSU student, Monica Carr. Monica will receive $500 in her ETSU student account to use for books, fees and incidentals. We miss Mayor Atchley and are so happy to honor him in this special way.
Photo: Janice Bettis, Partners in Progress Executive Director, Monica Carr, scholarship recipient, Ann Marie & Bryan Atchley, children of Mayor Atchley.
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What an honor to be able to award the first Bryan Atchley scholarship today to ETSU student, Monica Carr.  Monica will receive $500 in her ETSU student account to use for books, fees and incidentals.  We miss Mayor Atchley and are so happy to honor him in this special way. 
Photo:  Janice Bettis, Partners in Progress Executive Director, Monica Carr, scholarship recipient, Ann Marie & Bryan Atchley, children of Mayor Atchley.

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Congratulations Monica!

Congrats!

Congratulations Monica!!

Yay!! Monica Carr❤️❤️

Congratulations Monica!!

Awesome!!!

Congrats Monica Carr

This is awesome!!

Way to go Monica!!!!!

Way to go,Moni! Love ya!

Outstanding! Congrats!

So wonderful!

Way to go Monica!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Awesome!! This is great!!

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Another great result from Round Up for Education. Anakeesta Outdoor Family Theme Park supported Partners in Progress during the month of July by participating in the Round Up program. On August 9th, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of Partners in Progress, was presented a check by Karen Bentz, one of the owners of Anakeesta, in the amount of $1,193. Thank you Anakeesta!! ... See MoreSee Less

Another great result from Round Up for Education.  Anakeesta Outdoor Family Theme Park supported Partners in Progress during the month of July by participating in the Round Up program.  On August 9th, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of Partners in Progress, was presented a check by Karen Bentz, one of the owners of Anakeesta, in the amount of $1,193.  Thank you Anakeesta!!

We are beginning to receive money from our Round Up initiative. Last week, we received $2,165.45 from NASCAR Speedpark/PARC Foundation. Thank you to all their employees for helping make this possible!! ... See MoreSee Less

We are beginning to receive money from our Round Up initiative.  Last week, we received $2,165.45 from NASCAR Speedpark/PARC  Foundation.  Thank you to all their employees for helping make this possible!!

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Congratulations! And Thank you NASCAR Speed Park!

This is wonderful!

This is awesome!! Congratulations!!

Great news, Janice Bettis👏🏻👏🏻

Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation recently lost another one of our board members with the passing of Mr. Sid Blalock. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Sid’s wife, family, friends and colleagues. Sid was a valued member of our board and this community. He will be greatly missed. We deeply appreciate the Blalock family for listing Partners in Progress as one of the organizations to receive donations in Sid’s memory. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the following businesses who are participating in "Round Up" for Education this summer: Dolly Parton's Stampede, Old Forge Distillery, NASCAR Speedpark, Ripley's, Texas Roadhouse (Sevierville & Pigeon Forge), Anakeesta, Rainforest Adventures, WonderWorks, Courthouse Donuts, Pigeon Forge Snow, Hatcher Cleaners, and Three Bears. If you visit one of these establishments, be sure to "round up" your change. All money raised through this effort goes to scholarships.

If your business would be interested in participating, call Janice Bettis at 865-428-2212 or email janice.bettis@gmail.com.
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Thank you to the following businesses who are participating in Round Up for Education this summer:  Dolly Partons Stampede, Old Forge Distillery, NASCAR Speedpark, Ripleys, Texas Roadhouse (Sevierville & Pigeon Forge), Anakeesta, Rainforest Adventures, WonderWorks, Courthouse Donuts, Pigeon Forge Snow, Hatcher Cleaners, and Three Bears.  If you visit one of these establishments, be sure to round up your change.  All money raised through this effort goes to scholarships.  

If your business would be interested in participating, call Janice Bettis at 865-428-2212 or email janice.bettis@gmail.com.

Local Students - if you are looking for a part-time or even full-time job this summer or during school, here is a great opportunity. Please share with your friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Local Students - if you are looking for a part-time or even full-time job this summer or during school, here is a great opportunity.  Please share with your friends.

If your business is interested in Round Up to help Sevier County Partners in Progress raise money for scholarships, call Janice at 865-428-2212 or email her at janice.bettis@gmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less

If your business is interested in Round Up to help Sevier County Partners in Progress raise money for scholarships, call Janice at 865-428-2212 or email her at janice.bettis@gmail.com.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Sevier County Partners in Progress scholarship students that made the Dean's List at East Tennessee State University for Spring 2019!! We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work!

Monica Carr
Micah Franklin
Nathan Harner
Hunter Harrison
Mikayla Hutchinson
Mitchell Jones
Jacob Lee
Rachel Loveday
Amanda Lucey
Douglas Maples
McKenzie Martin
Kelsey Miller
James Morgan
Rebekah Newman
Thomas Newman
Misty D. Roe
Dakota Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Emma Walker
Joshua Wampler
Hannah Watson
Cameron Watts
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I had the privilege of attending the Clemmer College of Education Pinning Ceremony last night at ETSU in Sevierville. Tomorrow these students will receive their degrees from East Tennessee State University. Two of our Partners in Progress scholarship students are a part of this group - Rebekah Herring & McKenzie Martin. I am so proud of these girls and our other students that have persevered and will be receiving their degrees: Sean Clarke, Mitchell Jones, Shelby Lindsey, Dakota Taylor, Emma Walker and Thomas Newman. Congratulations! And best of luck! ... See MoreSee Less

I had the privilege of attending the Clemmer College of Education Pinning Ceremony last night at ETSU in Sevierville.  Tomorrow these students will receive their degrees from East Tennessee State University. Two of our Partners in Progress scholarship students are a part of this group - Rebekah Herring & McKenzie Martin.  I am so proud of these girls and our other students that have persevered and will be receiving their degrees: Sean Clarke, Mitchell Jones, Shelby Lindsey, Dakota Taylor, Emma Walker and Thomas Newman.  Congratulations!  And best of luck!

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Congratulations.

Congratulations.

Congratulations!!

We are happy to announce that eight Partners in Progress scholarship students will be graduating from East Tennessee State University on May 4th. They have worked hard to make this happen. We are so proud of them! Today we had lunch at the ETSU Sevierville campus to honor them and present each with a small gift. In the first picture - Shelby Lindsey & Dakota Taylor. In the second picture - Thomas Newman, Emma Walker & Mitchell Jones. McKenzie Martin & Rebekah Herring were finishing up their student teaching and were not able to join us. Sean Clarke could not be there either. Congratulations and Best of Luck to each one of these amazing young people. ... See MoreSee Less

We are happy to announce that eight Partners in Progress scholarship students will be graduating from East Tennessee State University on May 4th.  They have worked hard to make this happen.  We are so proud of them!  Today we had lunch at the ETSU Sevierville campus to honor them and present each with a small gift.  In the first picture - Shelby Lindsey & Dakota Taylor.  In the second picture - Thomas Newman, Emma Walker & Mitchell Jones.  McKenzie Martin & Rebekah Herring were finishing up their student teaching and were not able to join us.  Sean Clarke could not be there either.  Congratulations and Best of Luck to each one of these amazing young people.Image attachment

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Congratulations!!!❤️❤️❤️ So thankful for Partner's in Progress!!!

Congratulations graduates!! 🎓

I am so proud of each of these students! Best wishes to them and their bright futures.

This is awesome!!

Yay Emma!!!!

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To our friends & supporters of Sevier County Partners in Progress, here is an easy way you can help us out. If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger rewards card, you can link your Kroger account to Partners in Progress. Each time you shop & scan your card, PIP will receive points and receive a reward. It's easy to do, doesn't cost you anything but would mean a lot to us. Won't you help us? This is how - visit www.kroger.com. Once you are logged into your account, search for Sevier County Partners in Progress Education either by name or MT328, then click enroll. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

To our friends & supporters of Sevier County Partners in Progress, here is an easy way you can help us out.  If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger rewards card, you can link your Kroger account to Partners in Progress.  Each time you shop & scan your card, PIP will receive points and receive a reward.  Its easy to do, doesnt cost you anything but would mean a lot to us.  Wont you help us? This is how - visit www.kroger.com.  Once you are logged into your account, search for Sevier County Partners in Progress Education either by name or MT328, then click enroll.  Thank you.

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Partners in Progress is so thankful to Food City for donating $1,000 from Food City Race Night to our organization in memory of Mayor Bryan Atchley. Thank you Food City! ... See MoreSee Less

Partners in Progress is so thankful to Food City for donating $1,000 from Food City Race Night to our organization in memory of Mayor Bryan Atchley. Thank you Food City!Image attachment

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So proud of you Janice Bettis💕

Awesome!! Congratulations Janice! You do such an amazing job for this program!

Looking good, Janice!

***chance to win a cake of your choice***

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Proceeds go to Partners in Progress to benefit locals pursing their bachelor’s degree.

You choose which cake you’d like from this picture.

Cake may be claimed any day between April 8th-December 31st (2019) providing you give a 72-hour notice.

You may pay via PayPal or by credit/debit card.

Drawing will be Thursday, April 4th at 6:15pm.
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***chance to win a cake of your choice***

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Proceeds go to Partners in Progress to benefit locals pursing their bachelor’s degree.

You choose which cake you’d like from this picture.

Cake may be claimed any day between April 8th-December 31st (2019) providing you give a 72-hour notice.

You may pay via PayPal or by credit/debit card.

Drawing will be Thursday, April 4th at 6:15pm.
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Last night's Pasta Dinner & Auction was a huge success thanks to Walters State Community College, WalMart on the Parkway, Tara Parker & her culinary students at Northview Academy, Bear Land Realty & Auction, everyone that donated auction items, all that attended & bought auction items and especially our scholarship students. They were amazing!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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Looks wonderful! Such a great cause too!! Hate I had to miss.

Pasta Dinner & Live Auction! Today! 5-7:00 pm at Walters State Community College. Here are a few more of the auction items. We appreciate everyone that has bought tickets and especially all our businesses that have donated to the auction. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

We still have a few tickets left for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction at Walters State Community College next Thursday, March 28, 5-7:00 pm. Call 865-428-2212. Come join us & bid on some great items.

Here are a couple of more auction items.

Hilton Knoxville Basket ($325 value) includes: One night stay, breakfast for two in The Marble City Kitchen (located in the hotel), plush Smoky dog, jam, Nashville Hot Sauce, Gunshot hot sauce, TN cup, water bottle and Hilton Knoxville cup.

Rainforest Adventure Basket (Value $200) - Family Four Pak, 2 stuffed animals, animal cookies, cup, bag, boomerang
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We still have a few tickets left for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction at Walters State Community College next Thursday, March 28, 5-7:00 pm.  Call 865-428-2212.  Come join us & bid on some great items.  

Here are a couple of more auction items. 
 
Hilton Knoxville Basket ($325 value) includes:  One night stay, breakfast for two in The Marble City Kitchen (located in the hotel), plush Smoky dog, jam, Nashville Hot Sauce, Gunshot hot sauce,  TN cup, water bottle and Hilton Knoxville cup.

Rainforest Adventure Basket (Value $200) - Family Four Pak, 2 stuffed animals, animal cookies, cup, bag, boomerangImage attachment

Another auction item for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction on March 28, 2019, 5-7:00 pm - Walters State Community College. Park Vista Basket (Value: $350)
- One night stay
- Dinner for two in The Vista Grill (located in the hotel)
- Plush bear
- Strawberry jam
- Hilton/DoubleTree bags
- Wooden "Stay Awhile" sign
- Squirrel coffee mug
- Taffy
- Candy bars
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Another auction item for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction on March 28, 2019, 5-7:00 pm - Walters State Community College.  Park Vista Basket (Value: $350)  
- One night stay
- Dinner for two in The Vista Grill (located in the hotel)
- Plush bear
- Strawberry jam
- Hilton/DoubleTree bags
- Wooden Stay Awhile sign
- Squirrel coffee mug
- Taffy
- Candy bars

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily B. Kile and Linda Ogle, for having the new building at Walters State Community College named for them. These two wonderful ladies serve on the Partners in Progress board. What an honor to be able to work with them to make Sevier County a better place to live and work. ... See MoreSee Less

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily B. Kile and Linda Ogle, for having the new building at Walters State Community College named for them.  These two wonderful ladies serve on the Partners in Progress board.  What an honor to be able to work with them to make Sevier County a better place to live and work.Image attachmentImage attachment

Here are a few of the auction items that will be available at the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction on Thursday, March 28th at Walters State Community College. We also have passes to Sevier Air and the Titanic, gift cards from Log Cabin Pancake House, Chop House, Old Mill, Pottery House, Check back as more items will be posted! ... See MoreSee Less

We have tickets available for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction at Walters State on March 28th. Call me 865-428-2212 to purchase tickets. All the money raised will be used for scholarships. Check back next week for a list of items that will be auctioned! ... See MoreSee Less

We have tickets available for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction at Walters State on March 28th.  Call me 865-428-2212 to purchase tickets.  All the money raised will be used for scholarships.  Check back next week for a list of items that will be auctioned!

We are excited about a fun event we are having on March 28th at Walters State Community College. I big thank you to WalMart, WSCC, Northview Academy Culinary, Bear Land Auction & 711 Alive Printing. We hope we can raise a lot of money for our scholarships. After February 26th, tickets will also be available at the ETSU Sevierville campus. Or call Janice at 865-428-2212. Check back for a list of items that will be auctioned at this event. Help us by sharing on your FB page. ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited about a fun event we are having on March 28th at Walters State Community College.  I big thank you to WalMart, WSCC, Northview Academy Culinary, Bear Land Auction & 711 Alive Printing.  We hope we can raise a lot of money for our scholarships.  After February 26th, tickets will also be available at the ETSU  Sevierville campus.  Or call Janice at 865-428-2212.  Check back for a list of items that will be auctioned at this event.  Help us by sharing on your FB page.

We are SO excited that Food City is bringing Race Night back to Sevier County on April 4th at the Sevierville Convention Center. AND, they have chosen Partners in Progress to receive the proceeds from this event. See the announcement that was posted in the Food City Gatlinburg store this week. Thank you, Food City! ... See MoreSee Less

We are SO excited that Food City is bringing Race Night back to Sevier County on April 4th at the Sevierville Convention Center.  AND, they have chosen Partners in Progress to receive the proceeds from this event.  See the announcement that was posted in the Food City Gatlinburg store this week.  Thank you, Food City!

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CONGRATULATIONS to our Sevier County Partners in Progress scholarship students that made the Dean's List at East Tennessee State University for Fall 2018!!! Another step closer to graduation. We are so proud of you.

Monica Carr, Cade Dudley, Nathan Harner, Hunter Harrison, Mikayla Hutchinson, Mitchell Jones, Jacob Lee, Rachel Loveday, Amanda Lucey, Douglas Maples, McKenzie Martin, Rebekah Newman, Dakota Taylor, Emma Walker, Hannah Watson.
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Congratulations to one of our Partners in Progress graduates, Kelly Lucey. Kelly graduated from ETSU and is working at Food City in Gatlinburg as their human relations coordinator. Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates through their Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program. Kelly received this recognition for the Food City store in Gatlinburg. She volunteers for events with Partners in Progress and serves as a mentor for TnAchieves. As a store winner, Kelly will compete on a district level. Good luck, Kelly! We love seeing our graduates succeed. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to one of our Partners in Progress graduates, Kelly Lucey.  Kelly graduated from ETSU and is working at Food City in Gatlinburg as their human relations coordinator.  Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates through their Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.  Kelly received this recognition for the Food City store in Gatlinburg.  She volunteers for events with Partners in Progress and serves as a mentor for TnAchieves.  As a store winner, Kelly will compete on a district level.  Good luck, Kelly! We love seeing our graduates succeed.

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Congratulations Kelly!!

Awesome.

This is awesome!

Happy New Year to all that have supported us in 2018. We look forward to being able to serve more students in 2019 because you have donated to Partners in Progress! We are excited for what the future holds. Happy New Year also to all of our students! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year to all that have supported us in 2018.  We look forward to being able to serve more students in 2019 because you have donated to Partners in Progress! We are excited for what the future holds.  Happy New Year also to all of our students!

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Merry Christmas to all our students, our donors and our colleagues that help make Partners in Progress possible.

Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation lost one of our board members last week with the passing of Mayor Bryan Atchley. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Bryan's Ann Marie and Bryan, Jr., his family, friends and colleagues. He was a special man and will be deeply missed. To honor Bryan, our Board members are donating funds to establish the Bryan C. Atchley Scholarship. We felt that this was appropriate way for us to remember him and honor his commitment to this Board and our mission. ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to all of our students that are taking finals this week. Study hard - then take a break and enjoy the holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge thank you to everyone that signed up to be a mentor for tnAchieves. I received a phone call Friday afternoon telling me we had met the goal for Sevier County. I was so excited. If you are new to the mentoring program, welcome! If you are a returning mentor, thank you for continuing to support our students. ... See MoreSee Less

TnAchieves is two weeks away from the 2019 mentor recruitment deadline and 42 more mentors are needed to to meet the goal of 143 mentors for Sevier County.

To grow awareness, tnAchieves is hosting a Twitter Chat tonight at 6PM CT/7PM ET focused on the tnAchieves mentor program and its impact on students and communities! To participate, follow on Twitter and use the hashtag #tnpromisementor!

Please share this information. We need to make sure Sevier County meets their goal. Thank you.
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We still need 54 mentors in Sevier County. Won't you please consider doing this? It could really make a difference in the life of a young person. ... See MoreSee Less

We still need 54 mentors in Sevier County.  Wont you please consider doing this?  It could really make a difference in the life of a young person.Image attachmentImage attachment

Please consider being a mentor to a few of our Sevier County students. We still need 60 mentors.Our 2019 mentor recruitment map has been updated! This makes it easy to see where your county stands!

Our online dashboard is also updated as of today: buff.ly/2SuzFdM
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Please consider being a mentor to a few of our Sevier County students.  We still need 60 mentors.

I was privileged to share with the 2018 Leadership Sevier class at ETSU Sevierville. Thank you to Emma Walker for sharing with the group what the scholarship means to her. Emma attended Seymour High School, took dual enrollment classes, attended Walters State and is now a senior at our Sevierville ETSU campus studying radiography. It is reported that the average college loan debt at graduation for 2017 students was $29,900. Emma will have no debt because she received a Partners in Progress Scholarship. ... See MoreSee Less

I was privileged to share with the 2018 Leadership Sevier class at ETSU Sevierville.  Thank you to Emma Walker for sharing with the group what the scholarship means to her.  Emma attended Seymour High School, took dual enrollment classes, attended Walters State and is now a senior at our Sevierville ETSU campus studying radiography.  It is reported that the average college loan debt at graduation for 2017 students was $29,900.  Emma will have no debt because she received a Partners in Progress Scholarship.Image attachmentImage attachment

A special "thank you" to the Culinary Arts Department at Walters State Community College, Sevierville campus for preparing & serving the food at the Mayors' Lunch on September 26th. They do an amazing job. We would also like to recognize and express our appreciation to Sissy Ivy's Culinary class from Sevier County High School and Tara Parker's Culinary class from Northview Academy for helping. ... See MoreSee Less

A special thank you to the Culinary Arts Department at Walters State Community College, Sevierville campus for preparing & serving the food at the Mayors Lunch on September 26th.  They do an amazing job.  We would also like to recognize and express our appreciation to Sissy Ivys Culinary class from Sevier County High School and Tara Parkers Culinary class from Northview Academy for helping.

Thank you to the following businesses that contributed to the success of the 2nd Annual Mayors' Lunch to benefit Sevier County Partners in Progress: AT&T, Barnes Insurance, Blalock & Sons, Citizens National Bank, First TN Bank, Five Oaks Development, Greystone Lodge, Home Federal Bank, Emily Kile, LeConte Medical Center, Lisega, Jack Miller, Linda Ogle, Parker Trutec, Pro Therapy Services, Radio Systems Corporation, Reinhart Foodservice, Ripley's, Rocky Top Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge,Sevier County Electric System, SCUD Homestore, SmartBank, Sugarlands Distilling Co., Swaggerty's, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Titanic Museum, Beth Urquhart, Vulcan Materials. A special thank you also to Food City, Walters State Community College staff & Culinary Arts Dept., Northview Academy Culinary and Sevier County High School Culinary. Thank you to our scholarship recipient Shelby Lindsey for serving as our Mistress of Ceremonies and to our graduate Kelly Lucey for sharing her story. We raised $105,700 and every dollar will be used to provide scholarships for our young people in Sevier County. THANK YOU!

In the Photo: Jim Porter, Jason Holliman and Mike Comer (CNB) and students Emma Walker and Amanda Lucey.
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Thank you to the following businesses that contributed to the success of the 2nd Annual Mayors Lunch to benefit Sevier County Partners in Progress: AT&T, Barnes Insurance, Blalock & Sons, Citizens National Bank,  First TN Bank, Five Oaks Development, Greystone Lodge, Home Federal Bank, Emily Kile, LeConte Medical Center, Lisega, Jack Miller, Linda Ogle, Parker Trutec, Pro Therapy Services, Radio Systems Corporation, Reinhart Foodservice, Ripleys, Rocky Top Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge,Sevier County Electric System, SCUD Homestore, SmartBank, Sugarlands Distilling Co., Swaggertys, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Titanic Museum, Beth Urquhart, Vulcan Materials.  A special thank you also to Food City, Walters State Community College staff & Culinary Arts Dept., Northview Academy Culinary and Sevier County High School Culinary.  Thank you to our scholarship recipient Shelby Lindsey for serving as our Mistress of Ceremonies and to our graduate Kelly Lucey for sharing her story.  We raised $105,700 and every dollar will be used to provide scholarships for our young people in Sevier County.  THANK YOU!

In the Photo: Jim Porter, Jason Holliman and Mike Comer (CNB) and students Emma Walker and Amanda Lucey.

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We are so grateful to all the businesses that participated in our Round Up for Education project:

Anakeesta, BAAK Boutique, Bear Land Auction, Chest & Chair, Country Tonite, Hatcher Cleaners, Forbidden Caverns, Lorilei's, NOC, Old Forge Distillery, PARC Foundation/NASCAR Speedpark, Pilot, Ripley's, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, Spa at Riverstone, Dolly Parton's Stampede, Subway, Texas Roadhouse, Three Bears and Wonderworks!!!
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We are thrilled to report that a little over $35,000 was raised in the month of July for Partners in Progress through our "Round Up for Education" campaign. We are so grateful to all the businesses that participated and to their employees for asking their customers to "Round Up"! It was a huge success.

Pictured here is Janice Bettis, Partners in Progress Executive Director, receiving the Round Up check from Karen Bentz and Anakeesta. Thank you, Anakeesta!
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We are thrilled to report that a little over $35,000 was raised in the month of July for Partners in Progress through our Round Up for Education campaign.  We are so grateful to all the businesses that participated and to their employees for asking their customers to Round Up!  It was a huge success.

Pictured here is Janice Bettis, Partners in Progress Executive Director, receiving the Round Up check from Karen Bentz and Anakeesta.  Thank you, Anakeesta!

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Janice Bettis, Executive Director, Partners in Progress, receiving the Round Up check from Karen Bentz and Anakeesta. ... See MoreSee Less

Janice Bettis, Executive Director, Partners in Progress, receiving the Round Up check from Karen Bentz and Anakeesta.

A huge thank you to Vanessa Harper & her amazing team at Texas Roadhouse in Sevierville for hosting a fund raiser tonight for Sevier County Partners in Progress! Can't wait to hear the results. Thank you to everyone that came out to support us - our scholarship students, their parents & family, the students that came to help, etc. and to everyone for helping us get the word out. I have the best job! And work with the best people. I am grateful & blessed. ... See MoreSee Less

It's almost 5:00 - will we see you at Texas Roadhouse (Sevierville)? If you plan on dining there today, be sure to bring the flyer or have a copy on your phone. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow night, August 21st, Texas Roadhouse at 180 Collier Drive in Sevierville is hosting a fund raiser for Sevier County Partners in Progress. 5:00-8:00 pm 10% of food sales will go directly to scholarships for our students in Sevier County. I hope to see you there. In order for us to receive the 10%, you must present the flyer when ordering - either by printing it or showing it on your phone. This also applies to Carry Out order. Thank you for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow night, August 21st, Texas Roadhouse at 180 Collier Drive in Sevierville is hosting a fund raiser for Sevier County Partners in Progress. 5:00-8:00 pm 10% of food sales will go directly to scholarships for our students in Sevier County. I hope to see you there. In order for us to receive the 10%, you must present the flyer when ordering - either by printing it or showing it on your phone. This also applies to Carry Out order. Thank you for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow night, August 21st, Texas Roadhouse at 180 Collier Drive in Sevierville is hosting a fund raiser for Sevier County Partners in Progress. 5:00-8:00 pm 10% of food sales will go directly to scholarships for our students in Sevier County. I hope to see you there. In order for us to receive the 10%, you must present the flyer when ordering - either by printing it or showing it on your phone. This also applies to Carry Out order. Thank you for your support.

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Come out to Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, August 21, 5:00 - 8:00 pm to have dinner and support Seiver County Partners in Progress. With a copy of this flyer (either hard copy or on your phone), 10% of your total food purchase will help us award scholarships to students in Sevier County. seviercountypip.com ... See MoreSee Less

Come out to Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, August 21, 5:00 - 8:00 pm to have dinner and support Seiver County Partners in Progress.  With a copy of this flyer (either hard copy or on your phone), 10% of your total food purchase will help us award scholarships to students in Sevier County.  seviercountypip.com

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Help us Win up to $25,000!

The First TN Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving through a video contest & we could be eligible to receive up to $25,000. However, we need your help! We have submitted a video and we need you to vote. Ask your family, friends, etc. to vote. You can vote once per day August 15-31st. I will post reminders every day. We cannot do this without your help!!
Go to urlforthegallery.com and vote for Sevier County Partners in Progress. Any questions, call me 865-428-2212
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Help us Win up to $25,000!

The First TN Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving through a video contest & we could be eligible to receive up to $25,000.  However, we need your help! We have submitted a video and we need you to vote.  Ask your family, friends, etc. to vote.  You can vote once per day August 15-31st.  I will post reminders every day.  We cannot do this without your help!!
Go to urlforthegallery.com and vote for Sevier County Partners in Progress.  Any questions, call me 865-428-2212

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The link will not go live until 12 am on Wednesday, August 15th. I'm excited that you are already trying but make a note to try back on the 15th. THANK YOU!

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We are half way through July. I'm curious to know. Has anyone asked you if you want to "round up". Can't wait to find out how much this program will raise for our scholarship program. ... See MoreSee Less

Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation recently received a $1,000 Community grant from WalMart. Thank you to WalMart for supporting education in Sevier County. Willie Vestal, WalMart manager, is pictured with Janice Bettis, Executive Director of Partners in Progress. ... See MoreSee Less

Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation recently received a $1,000 Community grant from WalMart.  Thank you to WalMart for supporting education in Sevier County.  Willie Vestal, WalMart manager, is pictured with Janice Bettis, Executive Director of Partners in Progress.

July is Round-Up for Education Month. If you visit one of these businesses during July, please Round Up your change and help a Sevier County student attend college.

Thank you to the following businesses for participating with us. Alcatraz East, Anakeesta, BAAK Boutique, Bear Land Auction, Bistro 109, Buddy's Bar-b-q, Chest & Chair, Country Tonite, Courthouse Donuts, D-Garden Florist, Hatcher Cleaners, Forbidden Caverns, Lorilei's, NOC, Old Forge Distillery, NASCAR, Pilot, Ripley's Aquarium, Believe It or Not, Davy Crockett & Old MacDonald's Mini-Golf, Haunted House, Mirror Maze, Moving Theater, Robert Tino Gallery, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, The Spa at Riverstone, Subway, Texas Roadhouse (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville), Three Bears, WonderWorks!!
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July is Round-Up for Education Month.  If you visit one of these businesses during July, please Round Up your change and help a Sevier County student attend college.

Thank you to the following businesses for participating with us.  Alcatraz East, Anakeesta, BAAK Boutique, Bear Land Auction, Bistro 109, Buddys Bar-b-q, Chest & Chair, Country Tonite, Courthouse Donuts, D-Garden Florist, Hatcher Cleaners, Forbidden Caverns, Lorileis, NOC, Old Forge Distillery, NASCAR, Pilot, Ripleys Aquarium, Believe It or Not, Davy Crockett & Old MacDonalds Mini-Golf, Haunted House, Mirror Maze, Moving Theater, Robert Tino Gallery, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, The Spa at Riverstone, Subway, Texas Roadhouse (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville), Three Bears, WonderWorks!!

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CONGRATULATIONS! to the following PIP scholarship students that made the Dean's List at ETSU for the Spring 2018 semester:

Hannah Hammontree, Spencer McCroskey, Adam Griffin, Mitchell Jones, McKenzie Martin, Thomas Newman, John Sing, Kaleigh Summers, Dakota Taylor, Emma Walker, Sara Whaley.

Keep up the good work!🙌🙌
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Yay John Sing!!

Way to go Spencer!!!!! Love you all Big!!!!

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Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation

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