Vista Gatherings – August 5, 2014

The FOL “Bling Sale,” Cool Thoughts for a Warm August

The FOL Bling Sale will not happen until Saturday, December 13.

However, now is a great time to consider clearing your jewelry box of long unworn, unappealing, “I definitely need some new kind of jewelry!”

Also, if you have sold jewelry at a garage sale and have leftovers; think of donating the remainder to the FOL Bling Sale.

Drop off your donations at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall across from Kroger or at the Library in downtown Crossville.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund books and needed improvements to our Cumberland County Art Circle Library. Let’s all keep it one of the best libraries in Tennessee.


Cumberland County Tea Party to meet

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Palace Theater, 72 South Main Street in downtown Crossville on Monday, August 11 at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)

This date is the second Monday of the month.  Please note that both the location and date of the August meeting are different from the customary location and date because the Cumberland County Fair will be in progress at the Community Complex. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

A Round Table discussion will be held to inform citizens of the proposed Amendment 2 to the Tennessee Constitution which will be on the November ballot.

A three person panel moderated by Crossville attorney, Sandra Baxter, will argue the pros and cons of the current merit system of judicial selection of justices versus the proposed selection by the electorate, of Tennessee Supreme Court and Appellate Court justices. The panel will field questions from the audience.

The Cumberland County Tea Party is not connected to any political party and no dues are collected.

It is a diverse movement of like-minded citizens who believe in limited government as ordained in the Constitution of the United States, particularly the first, second, and ten amendments.  Its purpose is to attract, educate, organize and mobilize fellow citizens to secure policies consistent with core values of fiscal responsibility and free markets.  For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:


Senior Olympic Entry Forms available

The 2014 TN Senior Upper Cumberland District entry forms are now available.

Deadline to enter is August 25 in ordered to participate in the games which will be held in our district Sept. 8-19 .

You can pick and return your forms at the Fair Park Senior Center or enter on line to For more information call 484-7416.


One Step Beyond’s August Luncheon set

One Step Beyond’s August luncheon will be Thursday August 21, at noon, at Fairfield Glade’s Legends restaurant.

Weather permitting they may sit and eat outside.  To attend call Ron Hochheiser, 931-210-4393 or Jane Webb 931-484-6420 on or before August for your reservation.

You can pay by separate check or cash.

One Step Beyond offers a warm and friendly get-together for senior singles who are widowed and/or divorced.

The club meets every other month at a different restaurant where we gather for lunch and good company.

Mark your calendar and plan to join them at Legends, Fairfield Glade this month.


Full Course Steak Fry and Karaoke slated

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, is having their annual Steak Fry on Saturday, August 16 at 6 P.M. in their pavilion (or in the Fellowship Hall, if the weather’s bad.)

This year in addition to the delicious food, Bob Jones will have his karaoke system there. (If you attended their Ole Fashioned Picnic on July 4th, you know what a fun-time they had.)

Is your mouth watering for a New York Strip steak (approximately 8 oz.) grilled to your specifications, baked potato, tossed salad, rolls, desserts and soft drinks, all for just $9 a person?

Well then, RSVP to the church office at 931-456-2525 ASAP. (If you call when the church office is closed, just leave your name and phone number and you will be called back.) Seating is limited to 60 people, so don’t wait. Children are welcome and can order a hot dog meal with all the side dishes for only $4 each.

Reservation and payment must be in by Wednesday, August 13 at 6 P.M. One more thing…steaks are hard on paper plates, so, Bring your own plates and steak knives.  They’ll provide the food, the rest of the plastic ‘silverware’, drinking cups and the fun.

Fellowship Baptist is on Westminster Court just off of Peavine Road, about a block from and across the street from The Custard Cabin.  Confused, lost?  Call 931-456-2525.


Marathon Pinochle set

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for the 2014-2015 season. Play begins in early September and ends next May.

They play single deck with the opening bid of 16, dealer gets stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled monthly (but can be played at any mutually convenient date for you and your opponent).

Each team plays nine games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes.

Cost per season is $11per person, $22 per couple which covers prizes and club expenses. Prizes sre awarded at a catered luncheon in June.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday June 13.,2015. Details will be provided at a later date.

Get yourself a partner(friend,spouse,significant other) and sign up soon. Send your name(s), address, phone and E-mail contacts and a check made to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvadere Ln, Fairfield Glade,TN 38558 .

Any questions? Call Laurie at 484-2123 or John Moritz at 456-2290.


Kinseekers meet Aug. 7

There was a last minute schedule change for the July meeting, so if you wanted to hear Gene Stone’s talk and you thought you missed it — you are in luck! Here is your chance to hear it.

Kinseekers will have its meeting on August 7, at 1 P.M.. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

Everyone is who is interested in genealogy is invited to to our monthly meetings.  This month Gene Stone will present online state resources for genealogy-beyond ancestry and family search, using U.S. Gen web and Cindi’s list for state records online.

Their meetings are open to everyone who is interested in genealogy (the why’s, the how to’s or the where to go’s) .

If you decide to join our group it only costs $10. for the year.  Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


Hebbetsburg dances set for August and Sept.

If you haven’t made it to the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance yet this season, you have two opportunities left,  August and September.

The August dance is traditionally the Fire Hall Fund Raise; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, that will not be the case this August.

Saturday, August 2,  will be a regular dinner/dance with all funds collected being used to compensate the band, and maintain the Community Center building and grounds. (All the workers are volunteers.)

The doors open at 5 P.M. with the homemade Spaghetti Dinner, bread and a beverage available for just $6. The music starts at 5:30 and continues till 8:30. There is a $3 admission charge for folks over 16 yeas old. Children 16 and younger get in free.  And, children are welcome. This is great family entertainment and you can bring the whole gang.

Jack Melling and The Sounds of the Country will be the featured entertainers. Jack plays the rhythm guitar and sings, Terry King is on steel guitar, Luther Myers and Rob Baker both play lead guitar, and Rob also sings. Dino King plays bass and sings, with CW Pemberton ‘beatin’ the drums.

During the intermissions, our very own, talented, local”Sweet Ts” Clogging gals will inspire us with their syncopated routines. And, we’ll have our ‘Fun and Famous CakeWalk’, where, for just a $1,  you have a chance to win a delicious cake (or pie) furnished by one of our Hebbertsburg ladies.

From the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade, take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) about 5 miles.  Follow the signs and take the left fork at the Y with the house in the middle.  The Community Center is about a city block down on the left.  Questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.


Mistletoe Marketplace Vendors Wanted

Mistletoe Marketplace vendors don’t miss this early opportunity to reserve your space now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club annual Mistletoe Marketplace on Saturday, November 8th from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

The marketplace will be held at the Village Green Mall and the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, in the center of Fairfield Glade on Stonehenge Drive off Peavine Road.

This is a great opportunity to sell your quality wares at this pre-holiday, well-attended event.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space. Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available at the FFG Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

Revenues from fundraising events are added to our philanthropic funds. The generosity of the Fairfield Ladies Club is well-known throughout the community. To find out more about the Mistletoe Marketplace, please call Karen Boyer at 931-456-5911.


New Generation Dance Event slated in October

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 P.M.and dancing continuing until 9:30 P.M.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center and dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, October 14.

For more information, please call Evelyne at 287-0097.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of dining, sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

They meet four times per year in March, May, October and December on the second Tuesday of these months.  Membership for the first year is $35 per couple or $17.50 per single.

Dance committees are volunteers from the membership who plan the theme and menu, plus act as hosts and hostesses for that selected dance.  Invitations with menu selections  are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  Guests may attend and then consider joining our dance club.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.  Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with a check, meal selections and seating preference.


Golf Scramble set

The Upper Cumberland Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting a Golf Scramble on Saturday August 16 at the Heatherhurst Crag course.

Registration starts at 7 A.M. with a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start. The cost per player is $100, which includes golf with cart, a Leftys BBQ lunch, a goody bag, hat, great team and individual prizes, and support for our local FCA huddles.

Register individually or get a team together today! Registration forms can be found at all Fairfield Glade courses or you can call 931-372-2123 to register.


Membership to Glade Lions now open

The Fairfield  Glade Lions Club motto i  “We Serve”.  They serve the people in their communities with the help they need to better their lives.  Do you want to join the largest service club in the world and learn how you can help?

Attend one of the Lions Club New Member meetings.  The next one is on August 11 at 6 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church Library.  If you are interested in attending, contact any of the following:

Marty Smith 931-484-6784; Cathy Muldoon 931-456-9282; Charlie Straight 931-707-1088.


It’s Spay-Ghetti” time again in August

It’s time again for the ever-popular Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” fundraising event at Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Dr. in Crossville.

Tickets are good for lunch or dinner anytime in the month of August and include Genesis’ great spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and a drink.

Tickets are $10, with the proceeds going to help provide low-cost pay/neuter of dogs and cats in the community.

Wags and Whiskers has funded over 8,600 of these surgeries so far but needs help reaching their 2014 goal of over 1,300.

Tickets are available at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel of Peavine Rd., Happy Hound Realty near the Peavine Rd. Dollar General store and at the Duplicate store on the four-lane at Chuckles Dr.

For more information, call 931-788-2201.


Pioneer Day announces Entertainment Sign Up

The 30th Annual Pioneer Day is looking for Musical singers and groups for this year’s outdoor stages.

Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Gospel, there are few spots still open.  The event will be held on Saturday Sept. 13th.

Please contact Tina asap before the spaces fill up, at 484-7416.


 Parade of Homes set 

“A Showcase of Newly Constructed and Remodeled Houses” will be presented on August 23-24,  in Cookeville.

Hours for the event are   Saturday 10 A.M. to 5 P.m. and Sunday noon to 4 P.M.

Presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland

Be inspired by the latest trends in design, construction techniques, building materials, and energy efficiency as you tour impressive homes in real neighborhoods.

Whether you plan to build your dream home or want to upgrade your current residence, the Parade of Homes will provide helpful ideas.

Ticket Price:  $3 in advance or $5 day of event

For More Information:


Apply for Ms. Senior  County Pageant 

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014.  Ms. Senior Cumberland County  “Age of Elegance” Pageant.

This year’s ladies will be judged on Philosophy of Life, Evening Gown, Interview, and Community Involvement.

Wednesday August 27, 2014.  Applications are currently available at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston.

The contest is held during Senior Day at the Fair.