Wed10222014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:18

Third quarter nets highest specialty license plates revenue

Written by 

Platinum or china may be the standard 20th anniversary gift, but Friends of the Smokies, a non-profit organization that supports the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is hoping for a little something in green to celebrate its 20th year. For every $30 motorists pay for a specialty Friends of the Smokies license plate, $20 goes to the organization. According to the newest NC Department of Motor Vehicles report, third quarter sales of specialty license plates were the highest of this year generating $116,140 for Friends of the Smokies and more than $400,000 in specialty license plates in general.  The Friends of the Smokies funds are used on the North Carolina side of the park to help manage bears, support Elk Bugle Corps Park volunteers and educate schoolchildren on park activities. Since 1993, Friends of the Smokies organization has raised more than $41 million to help maintain Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including the establishment of the $4 million Trails Forever endowment to improve Smoky Mountain hiking trails in perpetuity.

www.friendsofthesmokies.org or 828.452.0720.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 763 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceI’m alone, again.

    As of last Tuesday, I am newly single. To be honest, I’m not happy about that fact. Not one bit. This was the relationship where I felt she was the “one,” a person I truly could see myself marrying and having a family with. That notion — a wife and kids — has been the furthest things from my mind for years.

    Written on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:26 Read more...