Fans are once again begging Dolly Parton to lead this nation as the country queen promises a free ride to college for all Dollywood workers.
Dollywood Parks & Resorts in Tennessee announced their plans to cover 100% of tuition and the cost of books “for any employee who chooses to pursue further education,” WHJL-11 reported on Tuesday.
The benefit goes to Dollywood’s 11,000 full-, part-time and seasonal workers of all ages at any of their 25 attractions across the US, including the Harlem Globetrotters and New Jersey’s Adventure Aquarium, starting on the day they’re hired.
“When our hosts strive to grow themselves, it makes our business and our community a truly better place,” said Dollywood Company president Eugene Naughton
Herschend Enterprises, which jointly owns Dollywood alongside the country queen herself, said they aim to encourage employees to follow their dreams.
“We care about our hosts’ development and we want their future to grow because of love, not loans,” said Andrew Wexler, CEO of Herschend Enterprises, in a statement.
A chorus of fans, including actors, politicians and journalists, are now cheering “Parton for President” as the “9 to 5” singer proves, once again, that she’s a “national treasure.”
“She’s an angel,” said Rosie O’Donnell in response to the news.
Said Congressional candidate Charles Booker of Kentucky, “Dolly, you truly are appreciated.”
“Dollyocracy now,” added Bitch Media writer Andi Zeisler.
“Jill and Joe really quiet since this dropped,” wrote one fan, referring to failed plans by the Biden administration to make community college free for all Americans. On Monday, first lady and longtime educator Jill Biden broke the news that their landmark campaign promise is “no longer” part of the Democrats’ spending bill.
Added influencer and activist Matt Bernstein, “dolly parton has done more for students than joe biden.”