Vista Gatherings – July 15, 2014

Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild picnic slated

Summer is Picnic Time! Members of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild are getting ready to enjoy good food, fellowship and fun at a potluck picnic on Friday, July 18, at 10:30 A.M. at the FFGUMC Pavilion (directly behind and across the parking lot from the Fellowship Hall).

Lunch will commence at 11 A.M. followed by a short business meeting, an informative program, Show and Tell, and the ever popular Fat Quarter drawing.

All needed plates, napkins, and silverware will be provided by your Guild but members are asked to bring a serving utensil to use with the dish they are contributing.

The program for the July 18 picnic will feature clever make-and-take items including Take-Along-Placemats, Casserole Covers, and a Beach Bag. The Fat Quarter “color” for the month is Beach Themed prints.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities. The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.

For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild Co-Presidents, Bunny Gowell at 931-707-0094, or Barbara Patterson at 931-707-9747.


County Democratic Party to hold meeting

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have a special July meeting on Monday, July 21.

The meeting will be held at their headquarters’ located at 140 N. Main Street, across from the Depot.

The meeting will start at 5 P.M. and area Democrats are invited to attend.


Plateau Photography Club meeting scheduled

This month’s meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 1:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.  Members will bring their favorite shots taken this month to view and discuss.  Topics are open but the shot must be “wall-worthy” and recent.  The club is a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and we always welcome visitors and prospective members.  For questions call:  Larry Dove at 250-1013.


Golf Scrambled 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 FFG courses or you can call 931-372-2123 to register.


Lions membership open

The Fairfield  Glade Lions Club motto is “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.


Fairfield Glade Garden Club Hosts UT Speaker

Do you have fruit trees in your yard or would you like to have fruit trees in your yard?  The Fairfield Glade Garden Club will meet again on Wednesday, July 16th to hear Dr. David Lockwood speak on just that topic.

Dr. Lockwood is a dual Extension Specialist at both the University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia and specializes in tree fruits, nuts and wine.

He is responsible for educational programs in tree fruit, small fruit, fruit tree nursery and tree nut production at UT and for apple, bunch grape and peach production educational programs in GA.

If you have questions about growing your own fruit or just want to learn more about “how it’s done” in TN and GA, the July Garden Club meeting is the place to be.

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the FFG Community Church, 521 Snead Dr. in the Glade. Doors open at 9 A.M. for fellowship and refreshment with the program and/or business meeting starting approximately 9:30 A.M.

There is no membership requirement to attend meetings although those who wish to join may do so at any meeting for only $15 per year.

For more information, please contact the Club Moderator, Ellen Jeffers at (931)707-8578. Interested folks may also access the FFG Garden Club website at or send an email to [email protected]


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.


New members sought

Looking for new members to begin new Beta Sigma Phi sorority chapter in Fairfield Glade.

Information gathering on Saturday, July 19 is open to all who have interest; new and transferees. Call Louise at 707-2798 for information.


Lake St. George Regatta a “Tribute to FFG”

Residents of Lake St. George have been busy planning this year’s regatta theme, “Tribute to FFG.” The event will be held Saturday, August 2nd from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.

Tickets are $10 per person. Deadline for purchase will be, Saturday, July 26th.

Pontoons will gather by the marina from 2:30 to 3 P.M.. About 3:00 there will be a slow progression around the lake to showcase one of the great reasons to live in Fairfield Glade.

Afterwards, please dock your boat at home and meet at the marina by 4:30.

Big Boy Barbeque will serve a meal loved by all lake residents! Remember to BYOB.

Come and promote your favorite Fairfield Glade activity, club, church, etc. Activities will include 50/50, door prizes, and great fun with area residents.

For tickets please call Anita or Jim Lister at 287-0107 and 517-749-0447 or Paula Johnson/Tim Driggs at 287-0259 or 734-776-7929.


“It’s an Island Thing”

Summer is here and fun-on-the-water is finally upon us. And the folks living on Lake Canterbury in Fairfield Glade are preparing for their Annual Boat Party.

This year’s event, entitled “It’s an Island Thing”, is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, with a ‘rain date’ designated as Sunday, August 3rd.

Residents who have boats on Lake Canterbury are invited to decorate their boat in creative and festive ways per the event theme. Select an island somewhere in the world and decorate your boat [and crew], accordingly.

The “Parade of Boats” around Lake Canterbury will convene near the dam at 3 P.M. Hosts for this year’s event are D.J. & Donna Garrison and Charley & Sherri Manker.

The ‘pitch-in’ party following the Parade of Boats will be held on the lakefront at the Garrison’s home, 234 Lakeside Drive, once the parade boats arrive and tie-off at their dock.

One of the event’s highlights will be voting for the “Best Decorated Boat”, an honor bestowed upon the boat owners, and also accompanied by the coveted ‘Pink Flamingo’ and ‘Boat Party Trophy’.

Those items will be retained…and cherished…by the award recipients until the following annual event in 2015.

If you have other questions regarding this event, you may contact the hosts at [email protected] or [email protected] .


New York Picnic Set

Save the date! The annual New York State Picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30th at the St. George Marina Pavilion in Fairfield Glade from 2 to 6 P.M.

This year’s “Coney Island Theme” will feature multi-ethnic foods that we are sure will delight everyone, plus a few additional surprises. Great food, entertainment and prizes will be the agenda for the day.  All New Yorkers and guests are welcome to attend. Stay tuned for more details.


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.