Ya know💁🏻♀️, just sayin’💎
Dolly’s legacy reaches far beyond her being just a singer and actress, or the jokes people tell about her hair or body.
Dolly embodies the spirit of the word DIAMOND in the ruff, she emboldens LEGACY.
This woman has come out of pure, utter, hillbilly TN Mountain poverty and worked her nose to the grindstone during an era when it was harder for woman to be so successful.
For most people that would be their success story.
Yay, bravo, you made it out!
But not for Dolly.
She was determined to not only help her family but help her community which, over years, spread to helping the whole Great Smoky mountain region develop.
Mrs. Parton poured and poured her own money continuously back into her community of Sevier County, TN, created Dollywood, businesses, and a host of thousands of jobs for people in a rural area.
She started the Imagination Library so that all TN children from birth-age 5 get a free book in the mail every single month! That’s 60 books before Kindergarten!
Did you know she gave $1000 a month to every family left homeless by the Gatlinburg wildfires?
Think of every business that has come to the area since and created jobs and pulled in money for tourism because of her influence in this region. Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville TN and the people who live there are thriving and educated in large part because of the kindness, compassion, and generosity of Mrs. Dolly Parton.
Yes, She IS a star performer, but she IS a DIAMOND, and a life-changer.