BY KATHY KNIGHT
The executive residence of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam is decorated for the holidays, and Greeneville is represented with a Christmas tree ornament.
One of the ornaments on a Christmas tree at the residence has been designed by well-known Greeneville photographer Jerry Hankins.
The historical custom-brass Christmas ornament features the the train depot in historic downtown Greeneville and is the third of Hankins' limited edition ornaments.
Last year when Hankins had designed his ornament of the Dickson-Williams Mansion, state Rep. David Hawk, R-5th, told the Tennessee First Lady about it, and the Haslams requested one for the Mansion.
"This year," Hankins said, "it was my pleasure to send them the new one featuring the depot."
Hankins told The Greeneville Sun he chose to use the depot because he has fond memories of it as a young child.
For those who might be interested, there are a few remaining ornaments at Carolyn's Hallmark, Richland Creek Gifts, Greeneville Antique Market and Three Blind Mice. They sell for $25.