Dolly Parton Offering Barbie-Q At Her House For Fundraiser
June 21, 2010 at 10:42 AM (PT)
Country legend DOLLY PARTON is offering her BACKWOODS BARBIE-Q II event for the DR. ROBERT F. THOMAS FOUNDATION’s annual EVENING OF ELEGANCE fundraiser on AUGUST 14th. DOLLY’s contribution raised $75,000 in 2009.
DOLLY said: “I never in my wildest dreams imagined anybody paying $75,000 to eat supper with me. Due to the generosity of some real fine folks, we raised a lot of money for the DR. ROBERT F. THOMAS FOUNDATION, which is very near and dear to my heart. So I’m offering up my BACKWOODS BARBIE-Q II this year with hopes that we can raise a lot more money to help improve healthcare in SEVIER COUNTY.”
The winning bidder and a guest will arrive at 5p (ET) at PARTON’S TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOME in SEVIERVILLE, TN. The winner can invite an additional 10 guests for a private tour of PARTON’s residence followed by a barbeque on the grounds with bluegrass entertainment, all hosted by DOLLY. The winner and a guest will spend the night in her guest cottage. At 9a (ET) the following morning, DOLLY will prepare and serve a country-style breakfast to the winner and guest.
EVENING OF ELEGANCE takes place at the MILLS AUDITORIUM in GATLINBURG at 6p (ET) on AUGUST 14th. PARTON, one of the many babies delivered by DR. THOMAS, is the foundation’s honorary chairperson. The foundation’s mission is to help expand the range and quality of health care services available in SEVIER COUNTY, including a $10 million capital campaign to fund the construction of the new LECONTE MEDICAL CENTER which opened in FEBRUARY.
Tickets for the event are $200 per person and may be purchased by contacting AMY KINGERY at (865) 446-9628.