NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee Governor Invoice Lee signed an honorary decision Wednesday morning, honoring the work of nation famous person Dolly Parton to assist youngsters statewide.
In a Fb put up Wednesday morning, Governor Lee stated he’s “proud to signal this decision and acknowledge our TN Treasure Dolly Parton for her contributions to youngsters’s literacy.”
“Since 1995, Dolly has labored past 9 to five to distribute 152+ million books to 1.8+ million children,” he defined.
The governor closed his assertion with “Thanks, Dolly! TN will all the time love you.”
Earlier this 12 months, Consultant John Mark Windle, a Democrat representing Fentress, Morgan and Overton counties, launched Home Invoice 135, aimed toward honoring the music legend with a statue on the Capitol grounds.
Dolly later requested the state legislature to not take into account the invoice and stated she didn’t really feel it was the suitable time for a statue devoted to her.
“I’m honored and humbled by their intention however I’ve requested the leaders of the state legislature to take away the invoice from any and all consideration,” the nation star stated in a press release.
Dolly continued, “given all that is happening on the planet, I don’t suppose placing me on a pedestal is acceptable right now.”
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