Update: Friends of the Smokies takes lead in vote

Sunday, October 11, 2009

As of 7:30 Sunday evening, the Friends of the Smokies now leads in the "Tourism Cares" grant vote - by 10 votes!

When I first posted about this grant yesterday morning, Friends of the Smokies was in 4th place, with just 17% of the vote.

I'm not sure when the voting ends on this program, and since the Friends lead in the voting is quite slim, I will continue to urge anyone who hasn't voted yet to please click here an vote. It's just one click and you're done. No registration required. They don't even ask for your e-mail address.

This grant could mean $5,000 to $10,000 for historic preservation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Friends of the Smokies intends to use the grant money towards the restoration of 19 historic buildings in the Elkmont area.

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