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Gatlinburg stories sought for contest

Gatlinburg stories sought for contest

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:00 pm

The Messenger 02.23.12

GATLINBURG — The Smoky Mountain destination of Gatlinburg is conducting a nationwide search for a couple to be crowned Mr. and Mrs. Gatlinburg.
Young or old, Gatlinburg wants to hear why you and your sweetheart deserve the title.
“In Gatlinburg, you’ve never been closer,” said Jim Davis, public relations coordinator for the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism. “It is the perfect place for couples to celebrate their marriage, share new experiences and relive old memories with loved ones. Whatever their romantic ties to Gatlinburg may be, we want to find a couple with a great experience to share.”
Contestants are invited to submit their romantic Gatlinburg stories online and share why they should win. The grand prize is a trip back to Gatlinburg.
“Perhaps you got married in Gatlinburg 30 years ago and return every year,” Davis said. “Or maybe you met your spouse in Gatlinburg or got engaged at one of our attractions. Ultimately, America will choose the winner through online voting.”
Online entry forms may be submitted through mid-March. The top five finalists will be posted on Gatlinburg’s Facebook page and America will vote for a favorite. The winner will be crowned in April.
To enter, contestants can visit