Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

...is undoubtedly the BUSIEST time of the year, as well! In the weeks before Christmas, I was so busy with finals, appearances, and working, I could barely keep track of one thing to the next! But if you know me, you know that's the way I like it.

The holidays are a very demanding time for a Queen and I was blessed to be at a lot of great events this December. I did everything from the typical ride-on-the-back-of-a-convertible (a beautiful Mercedes convertible) in the Johnson City and Jonesborough parades to singing at the Jonesborough Nursing Home and teaching kids how to make gingerbread houses at the Jonesborough Visitor's Center. Throw in a ribbon cutting or two, a couple of Christmas parties, and a tree lighting and you have a fabulous holiday season!

Signing Autographs at "At Home with Santa"

Jonesborough Christmas Parade (Don't even start to judge my UGG boots; it was FREEZING.)

Jonesborough Lighting of the Christmas Tree...

Obviously this is my favorite part :) I love the kids!

Building Gingerbread Houses! So much fun!

With my great directors at the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Open House

After singing at Four Oaks Nursing Home

At the Ribbon Cutting for the First TN Development District in their new building.

So, now that you know what I've been doing, I hope you all had a blessed and merry Christmas and that you have a wonderful new year! I will be doing a lot of work with my platform. Healhthy, Active Youth in TN in the coming months, so if you have an event that you would be interested in having me attend, please let me know!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Go here to watch a quick holiday greeting from me to you!

It has been a hectic time, but a new blog post and picture update is coming soon!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Trot 2010!

Hey everybody! Just wanted to share some pictures from the Turkey Trot that I mentioned in my last post!

Turkey Trot Mascot!

A great turn out and a great time! This was an AWESOME family event and I am so glad I got to be there! I am always looking for races and walks (especially ones that have something for the kids!), so let me know if you have a suggestion for me!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

I hope everyone has had as wonderful and blessed a Thanksgiving as I did! Thanksgiving morning I went to the Johnson City Turkey Trot 5k for Up and At 'Em (which is part of my platform, Healthy, Active Youth in Tennessee). I had planned to run, but unfortunately have been sick since Monday, so I wasn't able to. I had a great time just being there, though, seeing literally thousands of people out for a healthy holiday family activity! I will share pictures soon! Because I was staying in Northeast TN for the race, my parents drove up from Knoxville and we had Thanksgiving lunch with family in Kingsport. I got to see some people I haven't seen in years and meet some that I've heard about forever! It was a special day and I am so glad we got the opportunity to be there!

As for an update for the last week or two, I attended a couple of events, including a ribbon cutting for the new Wound Care Center at the Johnson City Medical Center. I was so honored to be a part of the ribbon cutting and really enjoyed going on a tour of the unit and learning a little about the importance of wound care.

I have a lot of EXCITING Christmas activities coming up! Historic Jonesborough Christmas Tree lighting, parades, and taking kiddos Christmas shopping for their families-- just to name a few! I will update again soon with pictures from the Turkey Trot AND a few new publicity pictures that we took last week! Stay tuned!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010

First Week on the Job!

Last week was a whirlwind of excitement and first appearances! Very, very early Wednesday morning, Alex and I made our official first appearances at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance. We met some great people that we are looking forward to working with and watched an interesting presentation on the state of healthcare and the direction that it is headed in.

Thursday afternoon, I attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Veteran's Memorial being built in Johnson City. It was great to see so many wonderful men and women who have served our country and to see the ball get rolling on a great project that is well deserved for them. There were also several local officials there, some of whom I met and worked with on the Bill Haslam campaign, and some who I got to meet for the first time. It was a special day and I was proud to be there on Veteran's Day!


Sunday afternoon, Alex, Sarah, and I took promotional pictures with Tom Pardue and I will be posting some of those soon! Thanks to all who have been keeping up with my blog and Facebook page! I appreciate your support so much!

Much Love and God Bless!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Oldest Town in Tennessee

I just wanted to share with you all a little bit about the wonderful town I have been chosen to represent!

Founded in 1779, Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee. The quaint and charming historic area is home to the International Storytelling Center, which holds the National Storytelling Festival each October.

This afternoon after I went to pick up some pictures from the pageant, I decided to take a quick walk around town and snap some pictures to show you all this beautiful place!

The International Storytelling Center

Storytelling Center Gift Shop
A view down Main Street
A shot of the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre and the Eureka Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Gallery at Historic Jonesborough

Full view of the Eureka Inn

It's not hard to see why I am so enthusiastic to represent this charming little place! So, welcome to Historic Jonesborough and check in later this week to hear about what I am up to!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Miss Historic Jonesborough, Miss Johnson City, and Miss Northeast TN Pageant!

(Photo by Tom Pardue)

First of all, just let me say how truly blessed and honored I am to be your new Miss Historic Jonesborough! Saturday night, November 6, I was crowned at the Appalachian Fairgrounds among some of the most beautiful, kind hearted ladies I have ever met, along with my two lovely sister crowns, Alexandra Honeycutt, Miss Johnson City, and Sarah Stokely, Miss Northeast Tennessee.

I am so excited to begin my year of service with my platform, Healthy, Active Youth in Tennessee, as well as every other way I possibly can! I will be sharing my journey through this blog and keeping everyone up to date every step of the way!

I am THRILLED to take this position of leadership in Jonesborough and cannot wait to represent such a wonderful community at Miss Tennessee.

Your Miss Historic Jonesborough,

Jennifer Leigh White

(Photo by Tom Pardue)