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Exclusive First Stay in Dolly Parton’s Celebrity Suite at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Up for Auction at the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation Evening of Elegance Event on Aug. 16

August 11, 2014



SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bidders have a chance to purchase the exclusive first stay in Dolly Parton’s celebrity suite, officially known as Dolly’s Suite Dreams, at this year’s Evening of Elegance fundraiser on Aug. 16 at the Sevierville Events Center to benefit the not-for-profit Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation. Designed to Parton’s specifications, Dolly’s Suite Dreams celebrity suite is the crown jewel of the 307-room Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, scheduled to open in the summer of 2015.

The winning bidder receives:

  • A three-night stay for four guests in the 2,200-sq.-ft. suite;
  • Four (4) Dollywood theme park one-day admission tickets with one complimentary Q2Q line management device;
  • Four (4) Dollywood’s Splash Country one-day admission tickets with one complimentary Time Saver line management device;
  • A one-day complimentary Riverside Retreat at Dollywood’s Splash Country;
  • Complimentary breakfast for four (4) at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort farmhouse-style restaurant;
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for four (4) at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort farmhouse-style restaurant;
  • Complimentary admission for four (4) at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.;
  • Special transportation from Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort to each of the abovementioned attractions;
  • A special in-suite welcome gift from Parton;
  • An exclusive meet and greet with Parton;
  • Complimentary meals for the duration of the stay.

    Scheduling will be subject to Parton’s availability but every effort will be made to accommodate the winner’s request.

    “Of course, I know how spectacular Dolly’s Suite Dreams is going to be because I’m helping with the design, selecting this and that to help decorate and make it special and feel like home,” Parton said. “So I’m actually going to be the very first person to spend the night there then I’ll welcome this lucky winner and his or her friends as my first official guests. I guarantee it will be the experience of the lifetime at my new Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. And knowing that this helps the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation, which is so very dear to my heart, makes it all the more special for me.”

    “We’re excited about Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and couldn’t be happier that Dolly has so generously given the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation the chance to auction the first stay in Dolly’s Suite Dreams celebrity suite,” said Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation Executive Director Deborah Dowling. “Dolly is going to help us make someone very, very happy, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this.”

    Parton, the honorary chairperson of the foundation established in 1983, is one of the many babies delivered by Dr. Thomas, who came to Sevier County in 1926 to serve in the dual role of minister and family physician.

    The foundation’s mission is to help expand the range and quality of health care services available in Sevier County, including a $10 million capital campaign to fund the construction of LeConte Medical Center which opened in February 2010.

    Tickets for the Evening of Elegance event are $200 per person and may be purchased by contacting Amy Woods, Development Specialist, at (865) 446-9628.



    Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation

    Amy Woods, 865-446-9628

    Source: Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation


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