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Doe Mountain ATV rodeo and benefit dinner coming up May 25th

By David Walter
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a fundraiser supporting the Doe Mountain project and is the chief sponsor for the event. The fundraiser supporting Doe Mountain will initially feature an ATV rodeo and benefit dinner. The event has become a community endeavor.
The dinner will cost $6 and is comprised of brisket, baked beans, coleslaw, and cheesecake for dessert. Dinners will be served either to go, or patrons can sit down, relax, and enjoy the festivities. The event is being held on Saturday, May 25th at Chamber Park. The park is located roughly three miles outside of Mountain City on Highway 67.
The Mountain Trail Riders will conduct the ATV rodeo. This group is a non-profit organization based in Tennessee that advocates for ATV recreation and its users. They promote the preservation of trails, educate the public on ATV usage, and form relationships with landowners and other recreation organizations such mountain bikers and those who use equestrian trails.
Karla Prudhomme, who has been the Economic Development Tourism Director of Johnson County for the past three years, is responsible for putting the event together. Prudhomme hopes that there will be several hundred people attending in addition to the Mountain Trail Riders. Roger Espinoza and the Modern Woodmen plan on matching up to $2,500 for the fundraiser. “We don’t want a dollar to go to waste,” said Prudhomme. “We also need to really depend on the general public.” She is hopeful that the event will bring in a lot of support. It is anticipated that Doe Mountain will bring an abundance of economic development to the region.
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