Greetings, Dear Mission Of Hope Friends;

I trust by now you have received our NEW Mission Of Hope Newsletter. And if not, you can also view it at our web-site at: But just in case you missed both of these, here is a special Fall Banquet – Thank You Update.

Our Annual Mission Of Hope Celebration and Fundraising Banquet \”Circles Of Hope\” was held on Thursday, November 3rd, at Rothchilds Conference & Event Center in Knoxville, TN. Despite cloudy dark skies and heavy rain, over 550 Friends and Supporters attended to give our 16th Annual Christmas Program a BIG Beginning. It was a very special evening indeed for all who were there.

A Heartfelt Thank You goes out to our Mission Of Hope Banquet Committee:  Susan White – Chairman, Ginger Forbes, Phil Peek, Shirley Wells, and Shirley Plant for planning and directing and for all of their hard work and time spent on this wonderful Event. A special Thanks as well to Colleen Addair, who did an excellent job as our Host for the evening and to Isabelle Cox for providing us with an AWESOME Musical Program.  Our sincere thanks as well to The Voices Of Hope – Bill Williams, Sammy Sawyer (Barney), Todd Duff – and for all of the uplifting and inspirational words and heart shared thoughts that they presented to us that evening.  I also want to Thank Mike & Steve White and Multi-Media Solutions; Clyde Plemmons & Plemmons Photography; Brian Holt with WBIR-TV; Jim McMichael Signs; Coleman\’s Printing; Rothchild\’s Staff; and to all of those who helped with Donations for our Auction\’s and Table Centerpieces.

This Event would not be possible without the help and support of all of our MOH Banquet Sponsors. A special Thank You to Service Provider Group, and also to two very special Anonymous MOH Friends; who gave to underwrite this special Event for The Hope. We also extend a genuine Thank You to all of our Donor\’s, Supporter\’s, Volunteers, and other MOH Friends who helped make this Event possible and the true success it was. We are still receiving Banquet Gifts at the MOH, even now.

If by chance you missed this year\’s Fall Banquet we hope you will join us next year. And if by chance you did not receive a Banquet Invitation in the mail please, please, please…forgive our oversight. This Wonderful Celebration Evening is open to all of our dear friends who want to attend…and for that we are honored.

Thank you for your friendship and support and for all you continue to do to help us extend True Hope.

Sincerest Regards;
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission Of Hope

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