The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles and the school's band have a commemorative ornament on the Texas House of Representatives Christmas tree to celebrate their 70th anniversary.
Molly Mosby, a freshman Apache Belle from Rockwall, created the ornament, which was hung on the tree in the State Capitol building Austin by District 6 State Rep. Matt Schaefer.
Mosby’s design for the commemorative ornament incorporated the Belles and Band 70th anniversary logo, the school’s black and gold colors and feathers for TJC’s Apache mascot. She also used roses to represent the city of Tyler.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the Apache Belles, especially during our 70-year anniversary,” Ms. Mosby said. “I personally love Christmas and was so happy to use my artistic abilities to create the special ornament.”
Mosby is pursuing her associate’s degree in general studies and plans to transfer to a four-year university to complete her bachelor’s degree in art and marketing.
She is happy to have completed her first semester at TJC and has plans to spend the Christmas holiday with family and friends. First, however, she and her mom have a trip to Austin planned so she can see the Texas House Christmas tree.
Each year, House members select a constituent to imagine and create a visual representation of what makes their district special.
The ornaments decorate a 23-foot, Texas-grown Christmas tree that will stand in the House Chamber of the Texas Capitol during the holiday season.
The tree is on display through Jan. 2.