The Rev-It-Up for the Vets Cruise-In and benefit for the Wounded Warriors project was held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Smoky Mountain Chevrolet dealership in Franklin. More than 100 vehicles were on site for the Cruise-In.
The event was the brain child of Bob Crawford, owner of SMC; Tiffany Tallent and Jennifer Gilbreath. Lots of food, fun and entertainment were a part of the event. Franklin favorite Keirsten Hedden and her band performed for the crowd. The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America helped out with raffle ticket sales.
Tickets are still being sold for great prizes like, a guitar autographed by Charlie Daniels; a Harley Davidson; gift certificates donated by local businesses for things like a Global Positioning System (GPS), stainless steel microwave, $100 gas card, spray tan package, and many others. Raffle tickets are $1 except for the guitar tickets which are $5 and Harley tickets are $20. Drawings for raffles will be held Aug. 31.
Organizers were pleased with the turnout. “Everybody had a really good time,” said Tiffany Tallent.
The Wounded Warriors Project mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and enlist aid and implement programs to meet the needs of injured service members. So far, more than $6,000 has been raised through the efforts of the staff at Smoky Mountain Chevrolet. Raffle tickets can still be purchased at their location on the Hwy 441 Bypass. For more information, call (828)524-0734.
Photos by Betsey Gooder