Partners in Progress Education Foundation received a $5,000 donation from Citizens National Bank to help make our scholarships possible.

Photo: Larry Waters, Mayor of Sevier County; Dr. Brian Noland, President, ETSU; Mike Comer, PIP Board Member and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Citizens National Bank; Janice Bettis, Executive Director, PIP; Bryan Atchley, Secretary of PIP Board and Mayor of Sevierville; Allen Newton, PIP Board Member and Executive Director of Sevier County Economic Development.

Radio Systems Corporation awarded $12,000 to Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation, earmarked as one-year scholarships for three Sevier County students.

Randy Boyd, owner and founder of Radio Systems Corporation, awarded the check on behalf of the company after speaking at the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce breakfast on August 17, 2017.

Photo: Dakota Taylor – scholarship recipient; Janice Bettis, Executive Director, Sevier Co. Partners in Progress Education Foundation; Bill Carroll, PIP Board Member and Vice Chair of the Board for SmartBank; Randy Boyd, owner of Radio Systems Corporation; Mitchell Jones, scholarship recipient; and, Brandi Huskey, Director, ETSU at Sevierville.

The Mayors’ Lunch to benefit Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation was held at Walters State Community College on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The Mayors’ Lunch will be an annual event with this year’s lunch scheduled on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. We were happy to announce at the end of the lunch that we exceeded our goal by raising $108,000.

Student in the pictures are: Sonny Moyers, Kelly Lucey, Emily Chadwick, Sean Clarke, Mitchell Jones, Emma Walker, Shelby Lindsey, and Thomas Newman.

SmartBank sponsored a table at the Mayors’ Lunch. Pictured are: Mark Robertson, Kelley Fowler, Kathy Reed, Shelby Lindsey (scholarship recipient), Bill Carroll, Diane Short and Bobby Castle.