Vista Gatherings – July 26, 2016

Fairfield Glade Hospice Campaign continues

Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will hold their August meeting on August 8,  at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church fellowship hall, meeting at 2:30 P.M. with a social gathering immediately following.  (Please note the change of date.)

This meeting is the second month of our membership campaign, “Hearts for Hospice”.

All members are encouraged to invite their friends and neighbors to come with them to the meeting to learn more about Hospice Auxiliary, the many fund raising projects, the fund raising mission, and the many opportunities to participate.

Monthly prizes will be awarded to the member who brings the most guests, with a grand prize to be awarded in September to the member who has had the most guests enroll as members.

All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend to learn more about and participate in this Membership campaign.

For further information, contact Jo Templin at 484-4182 or Lanie Wall at 287-0491, co-membership chairmen.

All funds raised by the Auxiliary help to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons, without consideration of their ability to pay.

Kinseekers Meeting, to be held August 4

The Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade will meet Thursday, August 4 from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 529 Snead Drive, and you are invited.  Interest in genealogy or history is not a requirement.

There were 48 folks at our July meeting, to hear Jewell Wilihoite, as she shared stories about life in the Secret City of Oak Ridge before, during and after WWll.  She is an excellent storyteller and we listened and learned, and came away with a better understanding of what went on there in secret to protect our country and the free world.  Talk about truth being stranger than fiction.

The guest speaker for our August 4 meeting will be Cherel Henderson, The Executive Director of the East Tennessee Historical Society.

She’ll be sharing information on all the Genealogical Resources available at the McClung Libray.. If you’ve reached a brick wall doing your research around here, you might find her information helpful, so, plan to come and check it out.

Park in the back parking lot and come in the back/side door. Membership dues are $10 a year, but, please, come the first time as their guest. Any questions?  Email [email protected]

Other area genealogy resources are:The Celtic Circle that meets at 6 P.M. on the first Tuesday each month at The Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville,  Contact [email protected] for details.

The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center, 95 East First Street, Crossville, which is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 to 4 P.M. Phone 931-456-2006 for more information.

The Cumberland county Genealogical Society, which meets the first and third Monday each month at 6 P.M. in the Art circle Public Library at 3 East Street, Crossville. Call 931-484-6790.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club they will be reviewing and discussing shots of “Cumberland County Flora and Fauna”.

Members will bring shots to share and discuss.  The Photography Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and will meet on Thursday, August 18th at the Fairfield Glade

Library, Room C, at 1 P.M.  All members of the PPCUG are welcome and guests/prospective members may attend all PPCUG meetings for a $3 fee. For questions, call Ed Thornblade at 456-6020.”

Republicans to gather

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting July 26 at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex Fairgrounds.

Their guest speaker will be Joe Carr who is running for U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District.

They will provide hot dogs with all the fixings, drinks and Southern Fruit Cobblers. If you would like to share a finger food with us though not necessary, come on down and enjoy the evening. Remember the office is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. for your convenience. You may also find information about us at

Quilt Guild invites all

The public is invited to join The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild members, as they travel by Chartered Bus, to see the last American Quilter Society (AQS) Quilt Show at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Convention Center on Wednesday September 14th.

While there, you will view many beautiful quilts and be able to visit over 70 vendors. Everything will be at your fingertips, like the latest and greatest tools, material, notions, and so much more.

It will inspire you to get started on your heirloom quilt. Whether you’re a beginner or have been quilting for years, or if you just want a day trip to view the beautiful quilts, then this trip is for you.

Everyone needs to arrive at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex parking lot (Livingston Road) by 6:45 A.M. on Wednesday September 14th, and begin to board the bus. The Bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 7.

They will have a full and wonderful day at the show, and then they will board the bus for their return. During their ride home, they will be stopping for supper at a restaurant. You will be returned to the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex parking lot at 7. The cost is $25 per person for the bus (non-guild members) and the admission fee to the show is $14 per person.

Please contact Dee Martinez @ 931-484-5965 for your reservations and payment arrangements as soon as possible as seating will be on a first come basis.

Celtic Circle to meet

The next Gathering of our local Celtic Cousins will be on Tuesday, August 2 at the Christian Church of The Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville, (38558).  The doors open at 6 P.M. for fellowship and snacks, with the meeting starting at 6:30 P.M..

The speaker will be Tim Richards with The Scottish Society of Knoxville, who will speak on “Everything You ever Wanted to Know About Tartans.”  At the August gathering they will take a few minutes to discuss plans and ideas for the rest of the year, so, if you have any suggestions, be sure and come and share them with them.

The July gathering was an overwhelming success with 31 cousins and 7 visitors in attendance!  Their own Sherri Manker spoke on “DNA Research for Genealogy in Simple Terms”. She passed out handouts and did a screen presentation, mainly based on the 23 and Me DNA/Genealogy program. She explained especially how the Mitochandria Testing (mother’s side of the family) was so beneficial to her research. DNA Research is not for everyone, but, it can be very helpful in certain ‘stonewall’ situations.

The Celtic Circle is not exclusive to those of definite Irish, Scottish or Welsh bloodlines … (Dig far enough back and we’re all related!) … nor do you have to be seriously involved in doing genealogy.  S

There are no dues and no required number of meetings to attend.  Just contact Barbara at [email protected] to be added to the mailing list. It’s that simple.

Glade Neighbors & Newcomers celebrate 30 years and counting

Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s of Cumberland County is a fun and friendly club for any lady in the county.

They meet the fourth Thurs. in the month and the meeting places vary.  Our motto is  “Meet a Stranger, Make a friend” and they also try to live up to being the friendliest club on the plateau.

So watch for the announcement for the September 22nd meeting.

The club was started over 30 years ago, 1983, by 23 women who were then members of Welcome Wagon.  They wanted to remain an organized group, as well as meet others in the area.  They also wanted to be involved in the community.  In less than a year they had developed a Constitution and By-Laws, grown to over 100 members and elected officers.

Early community involved included:  Art Circle Library; Kids on the Rise; Good Samaritans; Battered Women’s Program; Hospice; providing Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.

They continue to provide services to several programs in the area.

This year we donated to: Focus, Honor Air, Cumberland County Playhouse, Avalon Center, Crossville Mission Bible Training Center, House of Hope, Kids on the Rise, C.C. Vet Assistance Program and the Youth Achievement Program.

They continue the Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets and also provide gifts for several families in the region.

If you have not yet joined their organization they would like to invite you to visit them. Meetings are from September to May.  Dues are $13 and lunch is $14. They always have either entertainment or a speaker from the area.  Hope to see you soon!

Glade Fire Department Campaign for Mini-Pumper Attack Truck

The FGFD has a community-wide initiative to raise $75,000 for a MPAT (Mini-Pumper Attack Truck).

This equipment will be manned 24/7 and be the first response vehicle at the scene enabling a single person to begin operations prior to other major equipment arriving.   This vehicle can contain and/or eradicate a major fire quickly.

To donate to this campaign, you can make a contribution directly to the FGFD Mini-Pumper fund at Regions Bank or the FGFD website at

FaceBook page:  Fairfield Glade Fire Department

The FGFD is a 501(c) 3 and ALL donations a

Lake Canterbury Annual Regatta slated

Saturday, September 10th is the date for the annual Lake Canterbury Regatta.

The event will begin with boats gathering at the dam at 4 p.m.

After a lake cruise, boats will tie up at the dock of Steve and Tove Thomas.

Creative decorating is encouraged with this year’s theme, State of Mind.

Bring hors d’oeuvres to share and beverages of your choice.  Hot dogs will be provided.

Detailed information will be included in flyers distributed later in July

Attention all Ladies

You won’t want to miss the August 18th Christian Women’s Connection luncheon at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade.

They will be stepping back in time for a Roaring 20s extravaganza featuring Jazz and Blues from the 1920s.

Their speaker and music entertainer will be Tempe Brown.  She is a former nightclub comedian and singer.  She will be talking to us about “Putting the Puzzle of Life Together Without  the Lid.”

Doors will open at 11 A.M. with lunch and program from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Dig out your bling and join them for a fun and uplifting time!

Make reservations by calling Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Crafters for Mission

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Crafters meet for fellowship and to create crafts for a craft sale in October.

Proceeds from the sale shall be used to finance mission projects in Cumberland County as voted on by members. Participation is open to anyone who is interested in crafts.  Bring your talent to make sewn items, floral arrangements, jewelry, wooden or other small crafted items, and food mixes.

Items are also made by knitting, crocheting and needle work.  Materials used are donated or purchased by group leaders.

Meetings are 9 A.M. to noon each Tuesday from February through October at church located at 231 Westchester Dr.  You and your ideas are welcome!  Call Shirley at 931-484-9611 for more information.

Two Chances Left!

If you haven’t made it to the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance this season, you have two chances left; Saturday, August 6 and Saturday, September 3.

They start serving the meals at 5 P.M. (CST) and the music starts at 5:30.

July’s capacity crowd enjoyed the Christmas in July music and songs by the band as well as several special Christmas theme dance routines performed by our own Sweet T’s Clogging/Line Dancers.

While we don’t have a theme for August, there is no doubt The City Lites Band will entertain you with their own unique blend of county, lite rock, bluegrass or any other style of music you can request.

Last month we featured the two guitarists/singers of the group.  This month we’ll introduce you to the Drummer, Wade England, and Glen Holverson, the Saxophonist.

They also have our Fun and Fabulous Cakewalk during the first break, where for just a $1 donation.

You have a choice of two homemade meals, spaghetti and meat sauce with a slice of bread or pulled pork on a bun with chips, and coffee, tea, water or a soft drink for just $7.  Additional drinks or a dessert are $1. The suggested admission donation is $4 per adult, while children 16 and under admission-free. All the money collected goes for the maintenance and expenses of the Community Center, and for compensation for the band. All the workers are willing volunteers.

Hebbertsburg Community Center is located about 5 miles past the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade.  Take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) and follow the signs to the Y in the road with a stone house in the center.  Take the left branch about a city block; the blue Community Center is on the left.  Questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Dance Club inviting all

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 P.M.

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

The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761.

Fashion Show Coming 

The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship will be presenting: Fall Into Fashion Show on Wednesday, September 14th. Doors open at 9:30 A.M. Mark your calendars.

This year’s fashions will be represented from The Threads of Hope Thrift Store. Fairfield Glade has never seen a show like this before. Be the first to witness our “born-again” creations. An Accessory Boutique will display items for sale. You may bring your own outfits, in order to coordinate some BLING.

There will be door prizes, snacks, affordable designer fashions, and FUN. Your donations (optional $5) will help to support local missions.

For more information, please contact FFGCC at 484-7412 or Women’s Fellowship President, Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Threads of Hope Thrift Store, LuAnn Patterson at 707-3463.

Kayak Connection

The Kayak Connection paddled it’s way through May. Summer has arrived and the lakes are in peak condition. So far, it’s been a wonderful adventure. This group is open for everyone. No dues are collected.

Before you set out, here’s a list of items you’ll need to bring: hat, water, sunglasses, sunblock, lifejacket, water shoes, whistle, rope, ID, FFG lake license.

Lake courtesy is expected: wait your turn for loading and unloading, park your vehicle in the proper area, respect nature, lake residents, and lake traffic. No horse-play. Most of all have safe FUN!

July temperatures will soar. Our group will start paddling a bit earlier: 8:00 am.

This will continue through July and August. Would you like to rent a kayak?

Please contact Lk St George and Lk Dartmoor marinas for rental information. You may contact Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Pat Kowalski at 250-1159 for questions about Kayak Connection.We depart, on time, from lake docks/ boat ramps.

July 30: Lk Canterbury

August 6: Lk Catherine

Glade Treasure Hunt set

The 2016 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for September 23.

This has always been a fun time for those who enjoy puzzle solving, figuring out clues or just having a good time.

The treasure hunt is limited to 20 cars with a maximum of four people per vehicle.

Participants will gather at the Discovery Center at 5 P.M. the day of the hunt.

The cost is $10 per person. For more infocall-  Norma at 931- 787- 2691. or Terry at 931- 787- 0467.

Make checks payable to Terry Renaud and mail to 653 Catoosa Blvd, FFG, TN, 38558.

All names and monies must be received no later than 8/24.

[email protected] .  We hope to see you in August.

MERICAN RED CROSS is sponsoring  THE FAIRFIELD GLADE BLOOD DRIVE on 7/8/16 from 9:00AM-3:00PM


308 Town Centre Drive

Fairfield Glade, Tn. 38571


The Cumberland County Christian Women’s Connection met June 16th for a Teddy Bear Picnic.  A picnic inspired lunch was provided by Big Boy’s BBQ and the Cumberland County Playhouse performers entertained us.   Several ladies won “teddy bear” prizes, and with her 70-year old teddy bear, Sherrill Williams won for having brought the oldest bear to the picnic.

Our next luncheon will be on August 18th at the Discovery Center on Peavine Road.  We will be stepping back in time to the Roaring 20s as we’re entertained with Jazz and Blues .  Watch your newspaper for more information or for reservations call Carolyn at 931-484-9556 or email [email protected] .  We hope to see you in August.

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Volunteer Coin Club to Meet June 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, June 14 at 6- 30 pm.  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.

The Cumberland County Republican Party’s Annual Reagan Day Dinner will be held Saturday, June 4 at 6- 00 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. A ribeye steak dinner will be served with delicious sides and desserts. The keynote speaker this year will be Congressman Diane Black. Tickets are only $30 per person or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200. Tickets may be purchased by calling 931- 456- 4414, or at the door. All proceeds benefit our local Republican Party.

CWC Hosting “A Teddy Bear Picnic”

Hey Ladies, do you like teddy bears?  Do you have a favorite one from way- back- when?  Maybe you have a collection of them piled on your bed or on display on shelves around your house…maybe you still sleep with one?  There is just something so comforting and cuddly about them, isn’t there?

CWC is hosting “A Teddy Bear Picnic” on Thursday, June 16, at The Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558, which is diagonally across the street from the stop light at Food City.

We invite all area ladies to attend. You’re welcome to bring your favorite Teddy or a picture of your Teddy Bear collection.  In fact, if you have a Really Old Teddy Bear, bring it with you.  We will give a very nice gift in recognition of the Oldest Teddy there.

The other part of our plan is a Picnic…an Indoor Picnic, which means no ants, flies, mosquitos or sand; instead, we’ll have air conditioning, comfortable chairs, tables to eat at and, best of all, we’re encouraged to wear casual, comfortable clothes.

Doors open and our ‘Social Hour’ runs from 11- 00 to 11- 30 (CST).  The luncheon and program are from 11- 30 to 1- 00. Our June feature will be The Cumberland County Playhouse Performers and you know how great they are.

Our Inspirational Speaker will be Arlene Grimes from South Carolina.  She just recently retired from Clemson University, and will share her thoughts on “When All Else Fails, Read The Directions!”  Can anyone relate?

Big Boy BBQ will cater a perfect picnic lunch of hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and banana pudding, plus ice tea and lemonade. This is just $12 per lady, all inclusive. Reservations are needed by noon on Thursday, June 9. Call Carolyn at 931- 484- 9556, or email [email protected]

Stonecroft Women’s Connection (CWC) is a non- denominational organization where women of all ages and walks of life can meet for fellowship and encouragement.  Church affiliation is not required.  Our luncheons are held on the third Thursday of every other month; so for the rest of the year, they’ll be in August, October and December.  But, don’t wait, we hope you will join us on June 16, and bring a friend or neighbor with you.

Fellowship Baptist Presents “Strings of Praise Concert”

All area gospel music lovers are invited to join us on Saturday, June 4 at 6- 00 (CST) as Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, presents our second annual Strings of Praise Concert. This free concert is being held in our church sanctuary.

Well known local musicians Bob Bourne, Mike Garret and Dick Walter will be joined by Butch Butler (professional steel guitarist) and Joe Wihitten (piano), both from Alabama.

We will be blessed with music from the following stringed insturments-  a steel guitar, an acoustic guitar, a violin, an autoharp,  a bass guitar, a mandolin, a psaltry and a piano. We hope to see you there.  No reservations, no cost, just blessings galore. Please join us and bring a friend or neighbor with you.

Fellowship Baptist is located off of Peavine Road, half way between and across the road from The custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane. Questions, call the church office at 931- 456- 2525.