Smokies license plates fund park programs and projects

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The giving spirit is visible on the roads across Tennessee and North Carolina this holiday season with Friends of the Smokies specialty license plates.

Sales of specialty plates in Tennessee and North Carolina play an essential role in raising funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This year, the specialty plates generated nearly $815,000, and, since its launch in 1999, the program has raised more than $13.3 million in support of America’s most-visited national park, a news release from Friends of the Smokies said.

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(WLOS, 12/21/2016)