United Way held a “Bagging For Tips” fundraiser, Tuesday, November 23, in all of the Sevier County Food City locations. “It’s been a blast!” grinned Junior Watson, manager of Seymour’s Food City.
“People here have been very, very nice,” Leslea Ogle, Assistant Vice President of the Seymour Citizens National Bank said enthusiastically. She is one of the “celebrities” who volunteered to bag the groceries. “The people that have come through the line have been very generous.” Several popular area teachers also donated their time, thinking of others rather than their own busy holiday schedules.
Area folks, displaying warmth and open hearts, opened their pocketbooks once again to help others less fortunate than themselves.
According to United Way, one hundred percent of the money donated to the United Way in Sevier County stays in Sevier County, without any deduction for overhead. Over 35,000 Sevier County residents were helped by Sevier County United Way last year. It supports a network of programs and services that touches over 50 percent of our county population. This is how their funds are currently divided up: 24 percent to Crisis Intervention; 24 percent to youth; 20 percent for counseling and rehab; 13 percent for basic human needs; 11 percent for seniors; 8 percent for fire and rescue. The power of contributions is magnified many times over.
The Sevier County United Way may be contacted at: P.O. Box 6458 Sevierville, TN 37864-6458 or at: 865-453-4261. Their email address is: [email protected]
Sevier County you sure done yourself proud!

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