Vista Gatherings – December 12, 2017

Korean Vets call special meeting

The KWVA Christmas Party last week was a special celebration with Cumberland County School Superintendent Janet Graham speaking to the group about what is going on in “her world”, and everybody participating in winning a door prize “Thanks” to Cmdr Gene and his wife, Phyliss.

Now Cmdr Gene has called a special meeting for Wednesday, December 13.  This meeting will start at the  normal hour of 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference on Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Driving directions or other information is availabe by contacting Cmdr Gene at 931-484-4610.

The  crux of this meeting is to discuss ideas for the Korean War Veterans Memorial the Cmdr is proposing  at Veterans Park in downtown Crossville.  Cmdr Gene is hoping to settle on this idea and proceed to have the Memorial in place by summer 2018!!!

Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve for some folks is a time for last minute gift wrapping, cooking and other details, while other like to make time to attend a church service and concentrate on the true meaning of Christmas.

If you are one of this second group, we at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, invite you to join us on Sunday, December 24 at 6 P.M. (CT) for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.

You will be welcomed and you will be blessed, as our choir shares some of their music from this year’s Christmas Cantata, our pastor brings a message about our blessed Savior and we all join in singing some of our favorite Christmas Carols, before ending the service with the lighting of the Christmas Candles.

Any questions or in need directions, call our church office at 931-456-25225 or check out our webpage at:

Korean Vets to meet

The Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, reminds all members and possible guests that their annual Christmas Party is fast approaching and will be held Wednesday, December 6 & 12 Noon, at the Legends Dining Room in Fairfield Glade.

The menu consists of a beef or chicken luncheon at a cost of $17 per plate, which includes tax & tip.

Janet Graham, Supt of Cumberland County Schools will be our guest speaker with a presentation of what is happening with our young people and how we are adressing the situation.

Reservations are open until December 1 and should be confirmed and paid for by contacting Jim Morris at 931-456-5360.  Family and guests are always welcome to this event and should be sponsored by the member bringing them.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet December 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 pm December 12.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Visitors and guests are welcome.  Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

Photo editing workshop

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, December 14, at 1 P.M. for their regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library, Lower Level Room C.

This month, the members will be asked to present before and after Fall or seasonal pictures that they have edited.

Discussion will center on what they did to improve the picture and why they used those techniques.

They will also be tasked to use photo editing software to create some holiday pictures of their own.

Non-members are invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography October meetings.

If you would like the exercises forwarded to you or have any questions, email them to [email protected]

Railroad Club Unveils Christmas Display

The Crossville Model Railroad Club is now decorated for the Christmas season and will have special extended hours in the days before the holiday.

A new Christmas Village has been built and special holiday trains are running. There are lights and a railroad themed tree along with other special features.

On Friday, December 22 and Saturday, September 23 the club will have special hours and events. The model trains will operate from noon to 7 P.M. on Friday and 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Saturday.

During this annual “Polar Express” celebration the film will be showing on the big screen during the hours the club is open with carpets down for on-floor seating for the children.

The club’s Wonderful World of Trains is in the Crossville Outlet Center next to Subway at the northern entrance. There are more than 4,000 square feet of operating model railroads in the scales of G, O, HO, N and Z. There is never an entrance fee as the club operated on the generous donations of those who love to watch the trains.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 P.M. and Saturday from 11 to 4 P.M.

The phone number is (931) 210-5050. The Club is on the web at and Facebook.

NARFE hosts event

Attention retired or active Federal Retirees:  The Annual Christmas Party and Luncheon for the Cumberland County Chapter 1719, National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), is close at hand.

You do not need to be a member of NARFE to attend – just come and join us.

Members and guests will meet at the Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant at noon on Tuesday, December 12, for lunch (self pay) and the annual Christmas celebration.

Bring your spouse or other guest and enjoy the festivities.  You’re sure to go home with a few holiday ‘not so valuable’ trinkets and a warm feeling with this first celebration of the season.

Reservations may be made by calling Gina at 707-5398, being sure to tell her how many are in your party.

Salvation Army in need of bell ringers

Starting with Black Friday, November 24th, the Salvation Army is seeking “Bell Ringers” for their kettles in Cumberland County.

If you wish to “ring” in Crossville, phone 788-3414 to volunteer.

If you care to “ring” at Food City on Peavine Road, please phone 484-2503 to volunteer any of all Fridays and Saturdays  until Christmas. All “ringing” hours are scheduled in advance.

No meeting slated

Due to the holiday season the Plateau Corvette Club will not have a December meeting.

The January meeting will be held on Thursday January 11th, 2018 at the Crossville Outlet meeting room at 5:30 P.M.

The meetings will return to the regular schedule of the first Thursday of the month in February. Happy Holidays from the Plateau Corvette Club.

Christmas Cantata at Fellowship Baptist 

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, invites you to join us for a choral presentation of “The Gift Goes On.”

The cantata will be presented on Friday, December 15 at 6 P.M. (CT) with refreshments afterwards in our Fellowship Hall, and again on Sunday, December 17 at our regular Sunday morning service at 10:30am.  Soloists will be Nicole Hardin and Leo Hyatt, and Roger Pfanstiel is the director.

This Cantata presents many of our best-loved traditional Christmas Carols to share the life-changing Gift and invitation offered by God in that lowly manger some 2000 years ago.  That Gift still goes on and on and on.

Admission is free and everyone in the area is welcome to come, relax and be blessed by a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.

Fellowship Baptist is located at 12 Westminster Court, off of Peavine Road, across from and about 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.  Our phone number is 931-456-2525 and our website is:

No Meeting this month

Residence Voice, a large group of Fairfield Glade property owners who are unified in having their ideas and concerns heard by their governing leadership, has suspended their monthly meetings until January 2018.

Beginning in January 2018, they will resume their monthly meeting.  Going forward they will held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the library building at 1 P.M.

The first meeting for the new year is scheduled for January 18, 2018. Everyone is welcome.

They have a new website under construction at this time.  =Stay tune for updates on our new website and when it will be up and running:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as they transition to a better platform of communication between the residents and governing leadership.

Dance Club Inviting All

The New Generation Dance Club always welcomes new members and guests. We sponsor four dinner dances at the FG Community and Conference Center.  Events begin at 5:30 with a social hour. It is followed by dinner and dancing to a live band until 9 P.M.

Participants do not need to be a resident of  Fairfield Glade to join. We have members from all over the state and beyond. Our next dance is December 12.

If you would like to attend as a guest or would like more information contact Evelyne Kornreich @ 931-287-0097 or @ [email protected]

Moonlighters celebrate

The Moonlighters’ Dance Club will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center.

The public is invited to join the group for a festive evening.  The party will be from 8:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.

The City Lites Band will be providing a variety of music for your dancing and listening pleasure.  You are asked to bring an appetizer and BYOB.  Ice, water, party favors and a midnight champagne toast will be provided.

All tables will seat eight.  Guest couples $50 per couple , Individuals $25.

If you would like to reserve an entire table, please send checks together.

Make check(s) payable to the Moonlighters’ Dance

Club and send to:

Gail Moon,  32 Stonewood Circle,  Fairfield Glade, TN  38558

If you need any further information, please email [email protected] or call me at 423/468-0986

CWC is Moving!

Come and join Women’s Connection on December 14th at their new address to kick off your Christmas Holiday Season.

The meeting will be held at the Carriage House Event Center on 24 Oak Road, Crossville.  The special feature will be “Sights and Sounds of the Season” and Carolyn Sofield of Seymour, TN will give a mini-drama, “Women of Christmas”.

Doors open at 11 A.M. and lunch will be served at 11:30.  To make a reservation or for more information, contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

FACS classes schedule

Are you getting ready for the holidays? I’m sure you’re at least thinking about it. So we are here to help you not only with Christmas card-making, but with decorating and gift ideas. Framing + Art & Craft Supplies will be conducting some helpful holiday classes for October.

All can be seen on the CLASS SCHEDULE page on our website at where you can register and pre-pay. Our classes are held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn. To see actual samples of our classes, stop by our store and you will also get a chance to check out the new items for sale from our 3 new artists. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (931) 210-5599 or [email protected]

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN.

Volunteers needed

Have you always done your own taxes?  Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?

Would you enjoy working with a great group of people who work at the six AARP Tax-Aide sites in our district to provide free tax services to our community.

You can go to the AARP website and click on ‘Volunteer’ to sign up for more information to be sent to you or you can call our district coordinator, Robert Ellis, at 931-484-2064.

Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).   If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN. 38501.

Fun, socializing, dancing

The New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.   Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.

Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 to 9 P.M. For more info call 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected] Come try us out and have fun doing so!

Marathon Pinochle to begin soon

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing Pinochle?

Now is the time to enroll for the 2017-2018 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or A. Susan Wilson at 815-861-3528.

Charity needs fabric

Helping Hands Ministry, an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is in need of fabric (any kind and size), notions, knitting and crocheting yarn for babies, needlepoint and cross stitch supplies and kits.

They can also use toothbrushes for adult and kids (individually packaged), toothpaste for adult and kids and floss. Call Penny 287-1674