Jones lighting the way to Give Hope

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 11:45pm
Staff reports

Photos courtesy of Fun Times Guide

Keeping up with Jones' will be even easier this weekend when fans can drive down to Franklin and enjoy country star George Jones and his wife Nancy’s annual Christmas display.

The music legend, who has for more than 20 years been referred to as “the greatest living country singer,” invites the community to an impressive outdoor light display each year at his Franklin home.

Each year the couple also looks for a way to give back to the local community, according to George Jones’ Web site.

This year they have reached out to The Give Hope project of The People’s Church to help collect donations of toys to distribute to needy families throughout Middle Tennessee.

From 6-8 p.m. Friday, the Jones' will host a visit by Santa Claus to accompany their squint-inducing lighting extravaganza.

Admission is free, but toy donations are requested.

The George Jones' home is in the Nestledown Farms subdivision East of Interstate 65 on Murfreesboro Road. From I-65 Exit 65, proceed East on Murfreesboro Rd /TN-96 E 4.5 miles, turn right on Nestledown Drive and go .4 miles to the end of the cul-de-sac.

If you don’t make it down to Franklin Friday, toys can be donated to The People’s Church on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin.