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Parton offers overnight stay at private home for auction
Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | August 1, 2009 | Wayne Bledsoe

Posted on 08/01/2009 5:22:59 AM PDT by don-o

Ever imagined waking up to Dolly Parton fixing your breakfast?

One Parton fan will get the chance to attend a barbecue at Parton's home, tour Parton's private residence, spend the night in Parton's guest cottage, and wake up to a meal prepared and served by Parton herself.

The evening at Parton's digs will be one of the items up for auction at the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation's annual Evening of Elegance fundraiser, which will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Mills Auditorium in Gatlinburg. The event will include both a silent and live auction, with the Parton package as the highlight of the live auction.

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The Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation was founded in 1983 to expand the quality of health care in Sevier County. Part of the foundation's current goal is funding the construction of the new Mount LeConte Medical Center, scheduled to open in 2010. The foundation was named in honor of the longtime Sevier County doctor who delivered Parton and many other children born in Sevier County during his lifetime.

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxville.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: breakfast; dollyparton; parton
Perfect example of how good hearted people who have money will use some of their money to voluntarily help others.
1 posted on 08/01/2009 5:22:59 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
barbecue

Perk!

2 posted on 08/01/2009 5:23:58 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: don-o

Put me down for an absentee bid of $100, make that in EUROs.


3 posted on 08/01/2009 5:31:04 AM PDT by nikos1121 (praying for -13)
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To: don-o

What will Dolly be wearing when she serves my Breakfast ;-)!


4 posted on 08/01/2009 5:36:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

That outfit she wore in “Last Little Whorehouse in Texas” could work.


5 posted on 08/01/2009 5:42:08 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: don-o

This has to be one of the breast charity auction items I’ve ever heard of.


6 posted on 08/01/2009 5:45:51 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: traderrob6

Guys, let’s put on the brakes here.

Dolly Parton is a lovely lady, but she’s 63 now.


7 posted on 08/01/2009 5:50:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: don-o

Dolly Parton is good people. She has exceeded all expectations of what she could accomplish and has stayed true to her roots.


8 posted on 08/01/2009 5:56:43 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
You have got to remember one of the best moments on Late Night Television when Johnny Carson spoke for Red-Blooded men everywhere when he said "I would give about a year's pay to peek under there!"

Dolly Parton with Johnny Carson, 1977

Dolly - We all love you. You brought many of us great times. Johnny just had to address the very nice elephant in the room.

9 posted on 08/01/2009 5:58:17 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (A non-posting Freeper makes no spelling errors (Have a Misspell on me))
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To: elcid1970
"but she’s 63 now."

Maybe traderrob6 is also. :~D

10 posted on 08/01/2009 5:58:19 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was wondering how long that would take. :)


11 posted on 08/01/2009 5:59:00 AM PDT by animal172
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To: don-o

12 posted on 08/01/2009 6:03:32 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Dustoff45

Forgot about that one. Just went back and watched it. The tears are still flowing down my cheeks.


13 posted on 08/01/2009 6:03:45 AM PDT by animal172
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To: elcid1970

“Guys, let’s put on the brakes here.
Dolly Parton is a lovely lady, but she’s 63 now.”

True beauty is ageless. You do realize, elcid1970, that you are going to probably hear from some feminine FR’s of a certain vintage. For me,(and I’m 48) I’d take Dolly over some 20 something young thing any day of the week. A lot of women simply get better with age.-—JM


14 posted on 08/01/2009 6:05:12 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jubal Madison
I’d take Dolly over some 20 something young thing any day of the week. A lot of women simply get better with age.

The twenty year old would be an attractive gal? Sorry, women don't get that better with age. Give me the young gal.

15 posted on 08/01/2009 6:09:07 AM PDT by jla
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To: Jubal Madison
For me,(and I’m 48) I’d take Dolly over some 20 something young thing any day of the week. A lot of women simply get better with age.-—JM

As a Tennessee boy who loves within an hour of Sevierville I can tell you that she is a wonderful person. She is loved in this State. There is so much that she does for her community that no one hears about because she doesn't make a big deal out it. She is one talented, generous and beautiful lady.

16 posted on 08/01/2009 6:10:22 AM PDT by animal172
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To: Jubal Madison; don-o

Dolly Parton is one of the great voices and great songwriters of our time, and by all the evidence, a truly sweet person.

I’m sure the fortunate auction-bidder will have a terrific time as her guest.


17 posted on 08/01/2009 6:11:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("If the worst that Barack Obama does is ruin the economy, I will breathe a sigh of relief." Sowell)
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To: don-o

Dolly Parton is lovely. I wish I could bid...


18 posted on 08/01/2009 6:34:21 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: elcid1970
Quote:
"Dolly Parton is a lovely lady, but she’s 63 now."


Close enough to my age!
19 posted on 08/01/2009 6:36:19 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Glenn

No. Most likely pork.


20 posted on 08/01/2009 6:41:01 AM PDT by comps4spice
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To: don-o

Dolly has done a lot for Sevier County.I first went there in 1954 and hardly recognize those older days.My wife and I will be in Gatlinburg on the 15th and plan on being at the auction as it is certainly for a good cause.My wife’s grandparents had a country store in Sevier County and people would gather there on Saturday nights in the summer to visit and gossip and sing.Dolly as a kid would sing there occasionally and even then she was special.Who knows maybe I will win the auction and meet one of my true heroines!!!


21 posted on 08/01/2009 6:47:44 AM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: animal172

“she is a wonderful person...”

I have a cousin who is a member of the Grand Ol Opry, and my grandfather has performed there as well. I have heard a lot of stories, about a lot of performers and their bad behavior. There are a few who stand head and shoulders above the rest, not because of their talent, but because they are truly good human beings. Dolly is always among them. From what I gathered, if we knew just how generous this lady was, we would all be pretty amazed. She has a big heart.-—JM


22 posted on 08/01/2009 6:56:36 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Howe_D_Dewty

Good on you! I hail from neighboring Cocke County and a Sunday afternoon drive back in the day was often over to Gatlinburg when Rebel Corner was the prime destination downtown. But, Daddy never wanted to go on the main road there or back. We “explored” a lot.


23 posted on 08/01/2009 6:56:51 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: US Navy Vet
Quote:
"What will Dolly be wearing when she serves my Breakfast ;-)!"

A Coat of Many Colors of course

24 posted on 08/01/2009 7:11:09 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: US Navy Vet

give me two ... over easy


25 posted on 08/01/2009 7:13:34 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Howe_D_Dewty

Many years ago I took my sister to see Dolly on her last tour with Porter. Couldn’t believe how tiny she was and how beautiful she was. Even her best pictures didn’t do her justice.

She’s definitely not just a dumb blond with big boobs. She’s smart, good business sense and has a heart of gold.


26 posted on 08/01/2009 8:22:38 AM PDT by barker (Sarah Palin 2012? You betcha!)
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To: animal172
Forgot about that one. Just went back and watched it. The tears are still flowing down my cheeks

Glad to help. I was watching live that night, like this was before VCR and TiVo. You had better watch live or miss it.

Dolly Parton with Johnny Carson, 1977

27 posted on 08/01/2009 10:28:07 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (A non-posting Freeper makes no spelling errors (Have a Misspell on me))
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