Where's Lee? (Sept. 9 - 15)

Hamming it up. Plus bonus FLOTN schedule.

A housekeeping note: I am working on a bunch of pieces, but I am having to deal with some significant family and health issues, so content might be slow the next couple of weeks. Apologies in advance.


Monday, September 9

Future Farmers of America Ham Breakfast

Tennessee State Fair

509 Benton Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

7:15 a.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging – Annual Training Conference

Opryland Hotel, Tennessee Ballroom

2800 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

8:15 a.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Tuesday, September 10

70th Annual Superintendent Study Council Conference

The Park Vista Hotel

705 Cherokee Orchard Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

12:00 p.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

ETSU Regional Economic Forum

Millennium Center

2001 Millennium Place

Johnson City, TN 37604

3:30 p.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Wednesday, September 11

Three Stars of TN Award and First Responder Ceremony

Governor’s Residence

882 Curtiswood Ln S.

Nashville, TN 37204

10:00 a.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, photo only

Gulf War Monument Unveiling Ceremony

Legislative Plaza

301 6th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37243

2:00 p.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Thursday, September 12

Faith Family Medical Center Groundbreaking

326 21st Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37203

10:40 a.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Friday, September 13

No public events

Saturday, September 14

No public events

Sunday, September 15

No public events

First Lady Maria Lee to Visit Unicoi and Cocke Counties on Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Monday, September 9, Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee will participate in a clean-up effort at Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park in Unicoi County. Registration and volunteer information to serve alongside Lee is available here. Lee will then travel to Newport to serve at Empower Cocke County, a local nonprofit that facilitates positive life change through faith-based skill building and workforce development training.

In May, Lee launched Tennessee Serves, an initiative designed to encourage Tennesseans to serve one another and volunteer in their communities with a special focus on distressed counties. Cocke County is one of Tennessee’s 15 federally-designated distressed counties. Through Tennessee Serves, Lee also issues monthly service challenges to motivate Tennesseans to serve in various ways. This month, Tennessee State Parks partnered with Lee to host Tennessee Serves volunteer events in parks across the state.


Monday, September 9

Location:     Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park

                     501 Rocky Fork Road

                     Flag Pond, Tennessee

Time:            11:00 a.m. EDT

Media:          Open, Availability

Location:     Empower Cocke County

                     370 East Broadway Street

                     Newport, Tennessee

Time:           3:00 p.m. EDT

Media:          Open, Availability

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