"Let your mind wander as you drive the miles of dirt road to get to the store. The local scenery resets your perspective to a simpler place and time."

Upcoming Events

BETSEY'S OLE COUNTRY STORE was established In 1924, when Mortimer was a booming logging town.

Built at the corner of what are now N.C. 90 and Brown Mountain Beach Road, it serves as a general store and post office. Perched deep in the woods of the Wilson Creek area, the small Campground and store has seen its share of history over the years welcoming guests since the 40's. 

Let your mind wander as you drive the miles of dirt road to get to the store the local scenery resets your perspective to a simpler place and time as you meander through the mountains. When you arrive, it’s just as welcoming and friendly as you wanted it to be, a store that you feel a part of and somehow a community, though you’ve only arrived. The store appears in grainy, black-and-white photographs of the town in years past, and today it looks much the same apart from the added camping and trout pond.​ Take a look around our site and be sure to come see us!

The Casting for Hope Team is super excited to announce the 1st Casting for Hope Fall Open at Betsey's OlE Country Store on November 11, 2017.  All participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt and any other swag that the Casting for Hope team can gather before the event. Teams will be limited to the first 16 two-man teams to register.  We are extremely excited to be partnering with Betsey's on Wilson Creek for the event to basecamp for the morning, lunch, and awards!

 

******This is SUPER important:  Only one member from each team should register.  This will allow us to launch the two-man team format for this event.  Again, only one member from each team should register*********

 

Following registering your team, please send an e-mail to John Zimmerman at  with your teammate's name, t-shirt size, and e-mail address.  

Teams will fish two, one-and-a-half-hour sessions.  This will be a competitor-controlled event.

Entry Fees are $100 per team, are tax deductible and will aid Casting for Hope's financial assistance programming for women and families, battling a gynecologic cancer.  

 

Purse

 

1st Place Team: $300 + first choice of a float on the South Holston with Upper Creek Angler or a custom rod build for each team member from UCA (materials not included, only labor) or a day pass to the Casting for Hope Retreat Center for each team member.

 

2nd Place Team: $200 + second choice of a float on the South Holston with Upper Creek Angler or a custom rod build for each team member from UCA (materials not included, only labor) or a day pass to the Casting for Hope Retreat Center for each team member.

 

3rd Place Team: $100 + third choice of a float on the South Holston with Upper Creek Angler or a custom rod build for each team member from UCA (materials not included, only labor) or a day pass to the Casting for Hope Retreat Center for each team member.

 

Registration will close at 8:00am on Friday morning. Taylor and I will be marking beats Friday morning and we'll mark based on registration Friday morning.

 

Please Contact john@castingforhope.org  to register!

 

 

 

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