SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music superstar Dolly Parton has paid a surprise visit to a senior center in Tennessee, where she sang, lifted weights and joked about her age.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Parton came for a dedication ceremony Monday to give the facility a new name: the My People Senior Activity Center, in honor of her parents, Robert and Avie Lee Parton. Parton is a native of Sevierville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area, 2 Pilots Injured, 3 Homes Hit
The 72-year-old singer joked that she’s a senior, too, and made fun of her plastic surgery.READ MORE: Swarm Of Bees Attacks Migrant Family That Crossed Rio Grande Into Texas
She shouted “girl power” when she saw more women doing woodworking at the center than men.MORE NEWS: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
At the event, Parton gave her own secret to staying young: Be busy, stay active and get involved.