Dolly Parton Makes Surprise Visit to Tennessee Senior Center, Works Out in Heels
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, Parton was there for a dedication ceremony to give the facility its new name, the My People Senior Activity Center, in honor of her parents, Robert and Avie Lee Parton.
The 72-year-old country music icon joked with visitors about her age, popping in on a knitting class, and even joined in for an exercise class—sky-high stilettos and all.
"I am so excited to be part of this today. Of course, you know I'm a senior too. When I was over in Sevier County High School, I couldn't wait to be a senior, and now that I'm in my second childhood, I'm a senior again," Parton told the assembled crowd of about 100. "Anyways, I saw one of my old boyfriends from high school. He said, 'Dolly, you look like a million dollars.' I said, 'Well, thank you. That's just about how much it's cost to make me look like this.'"
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You truly are a national treasure, Dolly!