Skip to comments.Parton offers overnight stay at private home for auction
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.
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.
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Put me down for an absentee bid of $100, make that in EUROs.
What will Dolly be wearing when she serves my Breakfast ;-)!
That outfit she wore in “Last Little Whorehouse in Texas” could work.
This has to be one of the breast charity auction items I’ve ever heard of.
Guys, let’s put on the brakes here.
Dolly Parton is a lovely lady, but she’s 63 now.
Dolly Parton is good people. She has exceeded all expectations of what she could accomplish and has stayed true to her roots.
Dolly - We all love you. You brought many of us great times. Johnny just had to address the very nice elephant in the room.
Maybe traderrob6 is also. :~D
I was wondering how long that would take. :)
Forgot about that one. Just went back and watched it. The tears are still flowing down my cheeks.
“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
The twenty year old would be an attractive gal? Sorry, women don't get that better with age. Give me the young gal.
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.
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.
Dolly Parton is lovely. I wish I could bid...
No. Most likely pork.
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!!!
“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
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.
give me two ... over easy
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.
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