(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER
Smoky Mountain Outdoors Marketing Director Olwen Claiborne, left, presents a plaque to
Kim Donahey of Michigan, whose family was marked the 50,000th customers at Smoky
Mountain Outdoors on Saturday. As part of the honor, the Donaheys also received a free
raft ride down the river.
|Published: 8:26 AM, 08/21/2012
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
HARTFORD-Smoky Mountain Outdoors reached a milestone
Saturday, celebrating its 50,000th customer of the 2012 rafting season.
The event marked the first time any rafting company in
the county has reached the 50,000 mark and is another highlight of what's
shaping up to be a record-setting year on the Pigeon River.
Kim Donahey of Taylor, Mich., which is just south of
Detroit, was the lucky winner, receiving a plaque and free trip down the river
for herself and eight other family members. Her brother-in-law, Chris Donahey,
said it was the family's first visit to the area.
"We're staying in Sevierville and Kim had booked the
While pleased with the milestone, Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Owner Daniel Janette said the celebration isn't just about Smoky Mountain
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk
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