GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Tenn. — For the 20-plus years Sam and Gail Scott have lived in East Tennessee, they’ve played a game when they visit Cades Cove inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that helps them donate money to the park, KnoxNews reported.
They usually end up slipping a few bills into the donation box at the end of the looped trail.
Tuesday, in the throes of a federal government shutdown that has hampered national parks’ cleanup response across the nation, Sam saw something unusual. When he drove up to the donation box, there was a line of cars and the box was completely full — stuffed with cash.
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