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Bill & Chrissy Haslam to reign over ‘RC Kingdom’

Gov. Bill and Crissy Haslam will help celebrate the 20th RC Cola / Moon Pie Festival June 21 in Bell Buckle, along with noted country singer Mark Collie, reports the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.

Crissy Haslam, who was in Shelbyville on Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a new library, told the Times-Gazette she was looking forward to the event.

In the past, the festival has crowned an RC Cola King and a Moon Pie Queen. This year, it will have two sets of royalty, with the Haslams crowned “King and Queen of the RC Kingdom” while Collie and original Moon Pie Queen Florence Hall will be “King and Queen of the Moon Pie Kingdom.”

The annual festival, which brings huge crowds to Bell Buckle on the third Saturday of June, includes a parade and a 10-mile run.

This year’s festival will include the return, after several years’ absence, of the “synchronized wading” skits.

… A parade is held at midday, and the king and queen — or, in this case, the kings and queens — are at the end of the parade, disembarking at the town square so that they can go to the coronation ceremony on the stage in a lot behind the town’s storefronts.

The festival wraps up later in the day with the cutting of the world’s largest Moon Pie, which is served to festival-goers.

Governor, First Lady Host Annual Memorial Service for Crime Victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting the 10th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember,” commemorating victims who lost their lives to violent crime.
Friends and families of victims are invited to attend and hang ornaments in memory of their loved ones on memorial wreaths during the Thursday event. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville.
After the ceremony, the wreaths will be displayed at the Tennessee Tower.
Former first lady Andrea Conte is the guest speaker. She is a violent crime victim and is the founder and president of a nonprofit that advocates for crime victims.
Sen. Charlotte Burks of Monterey will also make remarks. Her husband, the late Sen. Tommy Burks, was murdered in 1998.

Gov’s House Open for Holiday Visitors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Governor Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are inviting Tennesseans to tour the executive residence during the first two weeks of December.
This year’s holiday decor theme is Tennessee Music, and it incorporates pieces from the collections of the Museum of Appalachia, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Stax Museum.
Tennessee students also contributed to the holiday decorations by creating ornaments representing holiday songs, gospel music, patriotic music and Elvis Presley.
And there is a tree with ornaments by local artists from all 95 Tennessee counties.
Open home tours will be held Monday through Friday, December 3-14 and on Saturday, December 8.
More information is available at www.tn.gov/firstlady.