Program to allow students to tour Tenn. residence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new field trip program at Tennessee’s executive residence will allow students to take a tour of the home and learn about its history.

First lady Crissy Haslam will host about 40 students from Bransford Pride Afterschool Program at the residence on Tuesday to launch the program.

The students will tour the residence, plant spring vegetables in the Kitchen and Cutting Garden and prepare a garden-fresh recipe with the residence chef.

Haslam will also read to the students from her March Read20 book of the month.

She launched the Read20 Family Book Club about two years ago. It challenges Tennessee families to read together for at least 20 minutes each day.