Bearden High School Students Decorate “Tennessee Legends” Tree for Pat Summitt for Governor and First Lady Haslam’s “Tennessee Home for the Holidays”


Third annual holiday open house event at the Tennessee Residence

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam opened the Tennessee Residence for the third annual “Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays” open house, an event that invited all Tennesseans to tour the holiday decorations at the executive residence during the first two weeks in December. This year’s holiday décor theme, “Tennessee Legends,” showcased influential people throughout our state’s history, including a tree for Tennessee Governors, Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, Sequoyah, and living legends Pat Summitt and Dolly Parton.

Featured in CONSERVATION HALL were the Pat Summitt Trees. Students at Bearden High School in Knoxville showcased their creativity in making an array of ornaments honoring Pat Summitt to decorate the tree. Artifacts on loan from the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville were displayed with the tree to represent a few of Coach Summitt’s many achievements.

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