Vista Gatherings – August 21, 2012


The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday September 6, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At the next meeting, Gene Stone will discuss USING CEMETERY RECORDS. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. We meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Come join us! Any questions please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367.



Where: Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall)

When: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. September 10 through November 15

What: A chair-based fitness program incorporating light hand weights, yoga breathing and stretching exercises, performed while either standing or sitting.

Further Information: This class is open to all Fairfield Glade men and women. Participants asked to bring a large hand towel and their own weights, if possible. A limited number of 2, 3 & 5 lb. weights will be available for those who do not have them. It is not necessary to sign up ahead of time. For further information, call Nan Sharp (931-456-2629).



The September membership meeting of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be on Tuesday, September 4, at Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant.   Lunch service begins at 11 A.M. with meeting to follow at 11:45 A.M. in conference room A downstairs. All members and their spouses, as well as members of the community who are interested in the activities of the chapter, are most welcome.


Elks “All-you-can-eat”

Friday Fish Fry  August 24, 2012

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on August 24 from 4-7. For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert. For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God. If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge,

call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150. Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. .

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.



The Women’s Fellowship of Fairfield Glade Community Church is presenting their Fifth Annual Fabulous Fall Fashion Show, “Modeling for Missions” on Wednesday, September 12, at Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive. Doors open at 9:30 A.M., the show begins at 10 A.M.

Fall clothing and accessories from Belk in Cookeville and sports attire from Fairfield Glade’s Pro Shops will be featured.  Jewelry from the Initial Outfitters line and Nancy Powell’s nap beadwork jewelry also will be worn by the lovely Fairfield Glade Community Church models.

The proceeds of an optional $5 donation at the door will help support three local missions – The House of Hope, The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands, and The Phoenix School.

Don’t miss out on the wonderful Homemade Refreshments, the drawings for Fantastic Door Prizes, the New Styles for this Fall, lots of fun, and the Opportunity to Help Local Missions!


Elks donate to local groups in Crossville

The Cumberland County Elks Lodge is proud to announce that in the month of July  we were able to donate funds to the local Boy Scouts, Young Marines, Cumberland County EMS and Shop with a Cop totaling $2,000.

The Elks Lodge is a charitable organization that holds events to raise funds to help their community. We are active in raising  funds to help our Veterans and Home Away from Home head start schools. We also have a nursing scholarship which is available as well. If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the 931-484-0150 for more details.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Christmas In August

4th Annual Christmas In August Sale, Saturday, August 25, 2012, 8 A.M. – 3 P.M., Multi-purpose Building on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade, holiday boutique items, watercolors, wood bowls, beaded jewelry, garden decor, quilts, table runners, aprons, place mats, purses, wreaths & much more! Come and buy a gift for Christmas or just for yourself! Hope to see you there!


Ways and Means

If the stores can display Halloween Items already, we can tell you about our plans for the day.

It’s time to announce the first Ways and Means event for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 2012-2013 club year.

Lots of fun things are being planned and Karen Gainer is again chairing our ‘Dine-Around’ which is scheduled for October 31.  That’s right!  It’s Halloween!  The event is aptly entitled ‘The Witches Gathering’ and Karen needs eleven wonderful ladies to volunteer their time and homes for this spooky luncheon.  Two have already stepped forward and will ensure their eight guests have a howling good time.  Karen is looking for nine more ‘hostess with the mostess’ to volunteer.  It should be loads of fun, so we need to get cacklin’, no we meant crackin’!

Please call Karen (931-456-8493) or email her at [email protected] to volunteer your home as one of the luncheon sites…the menu will be provided so you don’t have to come up with all the ideas yourself.

Tickets will be available at the September 5 luncheon meeting.


Save the Date!

October 26 from 4:30 till 9:00 P.M.

That’s when Fairfield Glade Rotary Club will present our 22nd Annual Benefit Auction and Casino Night

This year’s event at the Fairfield Glade Community/Conference Center will have some very exciting and spectacular auction items, along with a fantastic selection of Hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful dinner.

And, of course, the Casino action is not to be missed!

We’ll be enticing you with further details soon!

So, be sure to Save the Date for this fun filled evening!


Sock Hop at the Elks Lodge September 15, 2012

Help us raise funds to support our local Veterans Office in Crossville by putting on your favorite 50’s outfit (or not) and come to the Elk’s Sock Hop for a fun filled night of dancing to your favorite oldies.

Dinner 5-6 P.M. Dancing 6-9 P.M. featuring Frank Byers

Menu is: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and dessert for $10.

As a special surprise, “Elvis” will be making a special appearance singing …Are you lonesome tonight

Remember, all proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the local veterans office in Crossville Tennessee

Call the lodge at 931-484-0150 to make your reservations today!


Neighbors and Newcomers 

There will be a meeting of all Neighbors and Newcomers board members for the year 2012-2013. We will meet in the upstairs room at the First National Bank (downtown branch) on Thursday August 23 at 1 P.M. Please attend so we may finalize our plans for the upcoming year. If you have any ideas for monthly donations, be advised you must make arrangements for those donations to be picked up or delivered.


Free moving and fixins’

Everyone is invited to a FREE Popcorn, Lemonade & Movie Night, Friday, August 24, at 7 P.M. p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center, 128 Stonehenge Dr.

The movie “COURAGEOUS”  will be presented by the Fairfield Glade Community Church as a gift to the community.

Please call 707-0347 and ask for Linda to reserve your seats if you have more than two in your party or if you need more information.


Lake Canterbury Regatta set for Aug. 25

The Lake Canterbury 27th annual Regatta is scheduled for August 25. Save the date! The theme for this year is “As You Wish,” with lots of opportunity for participants to be creative.

Boats with friends, neighbors, family and plenty of noisemakers meet at the boat ramp/dam at 4 P.M.

Neighbors without boats are also welcome to catch a ride. After a tour of the lake they will all pull up to David and Joanie Boggan’s dock at 45 Overlook Circle (look for the greenhouse).

Bring hors d’oeuvres to share. Please bring your own tableware. BYOB. For more information you can contact the Boggan’s at 865-310-1666.


Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club Picnic scheduled

The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club picnic will be held at St. George Marina from 4 to 7:30 P.M. on Friday, August 24.

There will be a catered meal, snacks, music and dancing, BYOB. Cost is $10 a person.

Light ‘N’ Lively meets the fourth Friday of the month, September-May. Annual membership dues are $50 a couple.

Current members will receive a $5 a couple discount if dues are paid before or at the picnic. First time members will pay 1/2 price dues if paid by the picnic.

For picnic/membership reservation, mail check by August 18 to Frank Radwick, 167 Pineridge Loop, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Please make checks payable to Light ‘N’ Lively. Any questions call Frank at 931-456-2931.

The club is open to all who enjoy a social evening full of music.


Got Bikes to spare? 

GOT BIKES? If you have a bike or bikes taking up space and gathering dust in your storage area or garage, and would like to donate them to a worthwhile cause, there is an answer — Community Bike Outreach (CBO).

CBO provides (free of charge) refurbished bicycles to children, teens, and adults of low income families for practical, cost-efficient transportation, to promote good health and provide affordable recreation.

CBO is also willing to provide classes in bicycle maintenance and bicycle safety, on request. If you would like to donate a bike (or bikes), bike parts, bike or general mechanic’s tools, please contact Tm Shally at 931-210-8180.

If you would like more information concerning the ministry, please let Shally know and he will send you an information sheet, or you can visit the central organization’s website at


September 19 County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

The  September 19 Sew In will be “Come and Learn Stack ‘n Whack” with Lois Miller.

Please pre-register early for this class as there will be a supply list and instructions. For more information and pre-registrations, contact Wynnell Busch @ 931-456-2673.

Homesteads Apple Festival Seeks Artists, Craftsmen, Authors 

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association (CHTA) is seeking vendors for this year’s Apple Festival which will take place on September 22 and 23 on the grounds of the Tower Museum located at the junction of Highways 127 S and 68 just south of Crossville.

This two-day festival draws visitors from across the region and paid attendance is generally in the 7,000 range.

In addition to the many vendors, the festival features live music, a variety of foods including beans and cornbread, BBQ pork, hotdogs and hamburgers, fried pies, and specialty items.

Outdoor spaces are 12 x 12 feet and cost $40 for the weekend. Author’s works must be original and craft items must be handmade by the exhibitor —resale items are not permitted.

Those interested are invited to download an application from the CHTA website at or call 931- 456-5699 to obtain an application by mail. The deadline to submit an application is August 31.


Golf event slated

The United Fund of Cumberland County will hold its third Annual Golf Tournament on August 25 at Dorchester Golf Course.

The four-person  scramble  begins at 1:30 P.M. with a shot-gun start.

One of the unique features of this fun golf tournament is with the $240 entry fee  you receive a Mulligan package which includes string, forward tee and a throw.

There are prizes for the top three teams and  lots of door prizes.  The afternoon concludes with a great hamburger cookout provided by partner agency the Cumberland County Rescue Squad.

Committee members for the event are: Mary Waldo, Charlie Iannucci, Earnie Brown, Bobby Kington and Randy Speich  of CoLinx and Jason Sitton of First Bank Mortgage.

Last year the tournament raised $3,500 and this year the committee is hopeful even more money will be raised. For a donation of $50 you can be a Hole Sponsor or you may donate items to be given as door prizes.

This benefit golf tournament will enable the United Fund to provide much needed funds for 37 non-profits here within our community.

For more information please call Holly @ 931-484-4082.


Lifetime Learning Project holds Friday Classes

Friday’s classes are last but not least for the Lifetime Learning Project as Marilyn Garlick continues to bring “Snapshots of Interesting and Useful Information.”

Her classes begin Sept. 7 with a presentation by John Wigington “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”; Sept. 14 — David Shippert, Atty.  “Basic Primer on Wills and Probate”; Sept. 21 — Ed LeGrand “Enjoying Tennessee Birds” ; and Sept. 28 — Susie Randleman, “Welcome to Crossville’s New Library.”

All classes are from 9 to 10 A.M. except David Shippert’s class which is 9 to 10:30 A.M.

Do you have a desire to learn to sketch?  Make plans to attend “Basic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (pencil sketching)” by Larry Harrington. His classes will be Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 from 9 to 10 A.M.  Class limit: 20. Participants will need to purchase some supplies found listed in the Lifetime Learning Brochure available in the churches and various other locations.

Marilyn Garlick is offering a “Field Trip to Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill” on Oct. 5 at 9 A.M.  Class limit: 25. This 1887 building tells the story of the many facets of the community of Pleasant Hill.  Participants are asked to meet at the museum.

If you have had a desire to begin “Stamping” or to broaden your knowledge of this art, then plan to take this class Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. where you will learn all levels and techniques of card-making.  Take home three beautiful cards.  Class limit:12. Extra fee: $5.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for registration on Aug. 7 from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Community and Conference Center. Pick up your bright yellow brochure now and choose your classes.


19th Annual Ohio Picnic set August 25

All former Ohio residents, spouses and guests, please mark the above date on your calendar and get ready for a day of fun. The 19th annual Ohio picnic is about ready to roll!

There will be a change of venue this year, as the St. George Marina Pavilion was already booked. The new location will be the Robinhood Park Pavilion.

The designated charity will again be the House of Hope.

The day will begin with the traditional golf scramble at Heatherhurst Golf Course.  They have 10 tee times beginning at 8:57 A.M. on the Crag course. You can select your own team or they will do it for you.

Entry fee for the scramble will be $3 per person. (Add it to your picnic fee.) Pay your green fees at the pro shop on August 25. The picnic will begin at 4:30 P.M. with a BYOB social hour.

The committee will provide chips and pretzels for snacks. At 5:30 P.M. there will again be a catered meal. The meal and cost will be firmed up later and revealed in future announcements along with the registration form.

From 4:30 to approximately 7:30, they will have a variety of games and activities to keep busy.


Concert scheduled

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.

The concert will be Thursday November 8, at 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.

All donations received at the door will be benefit the Cumberland County Veterans Emergency Fund.


Barns, Berries & Back Roads at FOL event

Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you enjoy curling up with a spellbinding thriller never wanting it to end because it’s that good? If so, you’ll want to join in on Wednesday, October 17,  for a fun-filled day with Friends of the Art Circle Library — their first “spellbinding thriller” of a Mystery Tour.

Travel on board a deluxe motorcoach with snacks and goodies on board and a “Meat-and-Three” lunch to die for!

If they tell you anymore, you’ll probably guess where they are going, and there goes all the fun – right down the drain. What they can tell you, though, is to be comfortable and wear your walking shoes, although you won’t be doing much walking. It’s OK to bring your ballet slippers if you like. Or you can just take your shoes off when the time comes… maybe.

The group will be leaving pretty early in the morning, but we’ll get you back to Crossville no later than 6 to 6:30 P.M.

You’ll want to bring your camera along for this one.

The cost is $69 per person — $5 of which goes back to the “Friends of the Library,”

For reservations and details, please call Elaine Johnston at 931-484-8228.