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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Taste of the Mountains event raises $15,000 for Johnson County Community Hospital

Taste of the Mountains was held at Villa Nove Vineyards in Butler, Tenn.BUTLER, Tenn. – The Johnson County Community Hospital Foundation held its Taste of the Mountains on Friday, June 17, at Villa Nove Vineyards, and raised $15,000 to help provide cardiac monitoring equipment at the hospital for those with heart disease.

This is part of a remodeling and expansion of the rehabilitation department at JCCH. The funds for the physical therapy remodel and equipment are complete and the project starts within the next month.

The event was hosted by Villa Nove owners Wayne and Linda Gay, who run Watauga Lake Winery, and attendees were graced with clear skies and expansive views of the mountains.

 Click here for some beautiful photos from the event.

“The foundation is to be commended for selecting this lovely venue for the 4th annual Taste of the Mountains event,” said Courtney Greene, chair of this year’s event. “The Gays are gracious, hard-working hosts who opened their home, their hearts and vineyards to the people of Johnson County. It was my pleasure to serve as the 2016 chairperson.”

Over the past few years, the JCCH Foundation has helped raise funds for amenities in the emergency room for pediatric patients, a chapel for a moment of solace and prayer, a newborn incubator, a digital mammography unit and waiting area and a nuclear medicine stress test machine.

The evening’s meal was provided by The Tributary, desserts were from Suba’s, and flowers were from ShayBrey. Blue Country provided the music. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey worked the crowd into a few bidding wars as he oversaw the live auction. Additionally, there were many choices of items that had been donated in the silent auction.

Greene gave a big thank-you to all the sponsors and to the volunteers who contributed many hours of preparation in addition to assisting on event night.

The Tomahawk newspaper in Mountain City contributed to this article.