Monday, May 04, 2015

31st Annual Tourism Week Event takes place today in the GSMNP

A "tourist family of the day" will be picked out this morning at the Sugarlands visitor center to help kick off Annual Tourism Week sponsored by the Smoky Mountain Tourism and Development Council. This family will be part of the celebration taking place at 11:30am on the front lawn of the Great Smoky Mountains national park (GSMNP) headquarters in Sugarlands Tennessee.

Jimbo Whaley, a singer and songwriter who traces his family roots to land which is now part of the Great Smoky Mountains national park and will be the emcee of the GSMNP event honoring Dana Soehn as the Park's 2014 "Employee of the Year".

The co-hosts of this event include: Smoky Mountains Tourism Development Council, Gatlinburg Department of Tourism, Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, Blount County Partnership, and the Cocke County Partnership.

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