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Friends of the Smokies got $7,000 in matching funds for individual donations from Dalen Products, Inc., DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., and one anonymous donor.
“Supporters of the national park stepped up to this challenge in a big way,” said Jim Hart, president of Friends of the Smokies. “Thank you to each and every person who made a donation and to our matching partners for their generous support.”