NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)--Welcome to the Tennessee residence as we host our third annual Tennessee's home for the holidays open house. This year the
holiday decorations celebrate Tennessee's legends, showcasing influential people throughout our state's history including
Tennessee's governors, Sequoia and Andrew Jackson, David Crockett and living legends Pat Summitt and Dolly Parton and our military heroes.
"Unique historical treasures such as David Crockett's old betsy and an authentic hunting jacket worn during Sequoia's time we featured as part of the decorations.
"David Crockett State Park and Museum of East Tennessee history helped us created the David Crockett tree and mantle in the dining room, we decorated a Frazier fur
by Wintergreen Farm and Laurel Bloomery with powder horns, moccasins, a flintlock rifle, hunting packs, cook skin hat and bearskin rug. We also show
the Battle of the Alamo and actor Fess Parker, king of the wild frontier for his TV and popular film series.
"To continue the Tennessee legends theme, elementary, middle and high school students created ornaments representing Pat Summitt, Dolly Par ton and our Tennessee
military heroes. students at Bearden high school in Knoxville showcased their creativity in making an array of ornaments honoring Pat Summitt. they used recycled materials
and the ornament boxes, they created were so beautiful we displayed them beneath the tree.
artifacts on loan from the Woman's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville represent a few of coach Summitt's many achievements.
"The Dolly Par ton trees are adorned with coats of many colors and guitars made by students at Sever County High School and paper butterflies crafted by students
at Caton's Chapel Elementary School in Sevierville. Album covers and photos of Dolly's career are also featured on the tree and books from Dolly's Imagination Library collection
are displayed beneath the tree.
"I hope you enjoyed your virtual tour of this year's decorations and Bill and I want to wish you and your family a very blessed holiday."
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