Letters to the Editor

Temple Reece is thankful to community for successful craft show

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor:

I just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation to all those who worked to make the Johnson County Arts Council Christmas Craft Show such a success. To Misste Phillipi, Renee Proffitt and Nancy Garrick, event coordinators and all who helped- you did a great job! To the Tomahawk, WMCT and all businesses who advertised the event, all the vendors who participated and especially all the shoppers who supported our crafters and artists, we thank you! The proceeds of this event are utilized for our JCHS Senior scholarships and JCAC projects.

 A special thank you goes to the past organizers, Andy Wright, Faye Bowman, Mary Ann Kondras and all others who helped in any way! You have made a difference in our community and we are grateful for your service.


Temple Reece
Johnson County Arts Council

Emergency Heating Fund for Seniors begins its fundraising campaign

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor:

The Johnson County Emergency Heating Assistance for Seniors Fund kicked off our 2014-2015 fund raising effort, and we asked for your help. We sent more than 100 letters to local buisness’s and letters to 70 Churches, and I would like to report that many have responded very generously. The total amount that has been donated for the 2014-2015 effort is $ 10,950.00 received and $4,000.00 more committed. This puts us at 2/3 of our goal. To those who received our letter and have not yet responded, please consider the needs of our seniors and donate to this much needed fund.

We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the churches and businesses in Johnson County that have sent their donations to our “100 by 100” campaign. We, appreciate your desire to give back to the community where possible; 100% of Heating Fund donations are spent providing heat to local Johnson County needy senior citizens who are unable to get help elsewhere and are without options by the time they come to us. Volunteers donate time, energy and supplies for the operation of the fund, so every penny you donate will be used only to provide heating fuel or energy for those who have no other options. The Johnson County Emergency Heating Assistance Fund for Seniors is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation registered with the State of Tennessee and your donations are tax deductible.

Here is a list of the contributors, I thank you all... Johnson county Bank, Bonnie Reece, Johnson County Community Foundation, United Way, Wright Grayson Att, Crossroads Merchandise, Farmers State Bank, JC Republican Women, Methodist Church Church St, First Christain Church, Shouns Methodist Church, Rock Springs Baptist, Silver Keys Bed & Breakfast, Joyce Bell, Stateline Auto Transmission, Mt. City Excavating, Mt. City Funeral Home, Danny Herman Trucking, Big Johns Closeouts, Pleasant Grove Baptist, Family Perscription Center, Earnest & Margaret Scott, Hawkins Jewelers, Thirsty Dog, Cobbs Creek Baptist, Frankie Troyer, Lois Ann Adams, Roan Valley Auction, Quick Stop, Stouts Plumbing, Elizabethton Federal, Adams Pharmacy, Frank & Barbara Donovan, Community Church, Bernard & Sylvia Silverberg, Mayor Larry Potter, And those wonderful Levi Ladies raised a whopping $1800.00 With a breakfast Nov. 8th. The Tomahawk for free advertising, WMCT for announcements. I want to thank all of you again, the seniors thank you. You have helped the Heating Fund continue to do Gods work in this County and you will be blessed. If you would like to help, we are still needing to raise an additional $5000.00 to meet our goal for 2014-2015.

God Bless All and Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!!!

Donations can be sent to

Johnson County Emergency Heating Assistance Fund,

P.O. Box 208, Mountain City, TN 37683, or call Gwen Bell at (423) 727-5726.

Thank you.

Gwen Bell, President
Johnson County Heating Assistance for Seniors Fund
Laura Holloway, TNDHS
Nancy Wills, Treasurer

Daisy Cobb- Board Member
Mary Sturdivant- Board Member
Jeannie Courtney- Board Member
Maxine Funderburk-Board Member