Under the Big Top Gala

It was a BIG night at The Under The Big Top Gala fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Hundreds of Knoxville’s community leaders gathered at The Mill and Mine to honor First Lady Crissy Haslam for her long time love and dedication to the program. Governor Bill Haslam made a surprise visit to celebrate his wife’s achievements but this time she was definitely the star of the show!  Guests were entertained on the lawn before dinner by fire breathers, stilt walkers and juggling clowns while sipping on the signature drink of the evening “The Big Top Bourbon Fizz”.  During dinner the circus fun continued with Trapeze artists wowing the guests while they dined on an incredible meal prepared by Bradford Catered Events. The evening wound down with a very personal tribute to Crissy Haslam as WBIR‘s Abby Ham read a children’s book written about her life with the collaboration of her daughters entitled “The Curious Day The Stories Got Away”. Every guest attending received a copy of this very special book as a reminder of the very BIG NIGHT!  
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County

Mill and Mine

Bradford Catered Events

The Pour Guys

Old City Buskers

LeeHaw Photo Booth

Knoxville Aerial Arts

Firelight Performances



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