CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville floral designer is taking her talents to the White House. Out of thousands of people who applied, Kassie Peterson was chosen as one of the florists to join the White House Christmas decorating crew.
"It was a humbling thing because I enjoy it so much and they always say find something you would do for free as a job," Peterson said.
Peterson opened her floral shop "Kassie Kay Floral Designs" back in June on Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville during the midst of the pandemic.
"It's been very challenging," said Peterson. "We had to dial back a lot of our workshops and in-person events."
She says going to the White House for this opportunity was a dream come true.
"This year it was one of my reach goals for 2020," Peterson said. "I try to be a goal setter, it keeps me on task and this was one of my reach goals for 2020 so I was ecstatic when I heard the news."
Peterson will leave for D.C. on Thanksgiving day. She will be assisting the first lady in preparing the White House for the holidays, spending three days, 11 hours each decorating.
"Super honoring and the idea that people come from all over the country and give time and talents to decorate our famous house in America it was so humbling that I get to be a part of the team," said Peterson.
Peterson is a mom and military spouse. Her husband is currently in Kuwait, deployed with the 101st Airborne Division.
She tells us she was thrilled to share the news with her husband overseas.
"It was great news to share with my husband he’s currently in Kuwait right now and deployed so it’s been a fun and exciting thing to share with him," Peterson said.