Vista Gatherings – July 8, 2014

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 FFG 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.


Corvette Club meeting date has changed

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owners to its monthly meeting held at 5:30 P.M on July 10th.

The meeting location is at the Crossville Outlet Mall at 228 Interstate Drive.

The meeting room is on the north side of the outlet.

Join them and meet new people as events are planned that all Corvette owners can enjoy. For more information contact Coy Watson at 459-4976, or visit their web site at


Glade Democratic Meet & Greet  is scheduled

The Fairfield Glade Democratic Club is hosting a Democratic candidate Meet & Greet at Robin Hood Park on Saturday, July 12th, from noon until 2 P.M.

National and state candidates attending will include John McKamey, Governor of Tennessee; Amos Powers, US House of Representatives; Judy Barnett and Mike Walsh, Tennessee House of Representatives; and Betty Vaudt, Tennessee State Senate.

Glade constituents will also have the opportunity to speak with our local candidates: County Mayor, Thom Hassler; Cumberland County Democratic Chair and candidate for State Executive Committeeman, Dennis Gregg and Mike Walsh; and 9th District County Commissioner, Woody Geisler and John Kinnunen.

Our judicial candidates, Amy Hollars, Randy York, William Roberson, Tony Craighead, and David Brady are eager to explain their positions regarding our area’s legal-system. Dean Farley, running for Cumberland County Sheriff will also attend along with Larry Sherrill, Circuit Court Clerk.

Carrie Hassler, “Southeast Tennessee’s Leading Lady of Bluegrass,” will be providing entertainment. Big Boy BBQ will cater a delicious lunch, for just $5.

Please RSVP by July 1st to Paula, 287-0259 or Barb, 335-9737, so they can have an approximate headcount for lunches.


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.


Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary meeting set

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting Monday, July 7th at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (456-0032) with questions or for more information.

The Monday, July 7th meeting will begin with refreshments and a business meeting to follow.  Current on-going projects include the sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 each and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 each.

These items make great gifts and support the work of the Auxiliary.  Preparations for the October Fashion Faire and the December Ball will be discussed.  Plan to attend and sign-up for an activity you would enjoy!


Kinseekers meet July 10

Because of the 4th of July holiday the monthly KINSEEKERS meeting is set for July 10, at 1 P.M. at the  Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade.

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,etc.

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.


NARFE Chapter sets meet for July 8

Members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Cumberland County Chapter 1719 will meet at the new Cumberland County Health Department (1503 South Main Street, Crossville) at 12:15 P.M. on Tuesday, July 8, for a tour of the facilities.

Please note the time change which is necessary to lessen any disruption to normal operations of the agency.  Following the tour, members and guests will adjourn to Ryan’s Family Steak House for lunch and the business meeting.

No reservations are necessary but call 484-0331 if you have questions.


Democratic Club Meets 

Mark your calendar for the Fairfield Glade Democratic Club’s Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 12, from 12 to 3 P.M., at Robinhood Park.

Visit with the Candidates; have lunch ($5); and enjoy the music of the talented Carrie Hassler! Non-FFG residents are welcome. Questions? Call 931-335-9737.


CARE to meet July 11

CARE – Community Addiction Recovery Effort – is sponsoring its next workshop for mentors to assist those transitioning back into society from the justice system at the Tennessee Career Center on July 11 from 8:30 to 11:30 A.M.

Potential mentors will be trained on the current systems to help write a resume and cover letter; how to apply for jobs online; development of interviewing skills, etc.

Jobs are a number one priority for individuals wanting to re-establish themselves in their communities to support themselves and their families and one-on-one attention will help with their success.

If you have the desire to be a “job support” mentor, call 210-7603 to register for this workshop. Space is limited to 10 attendees.

The Tennessee Career Center is located at 60 Ridley Street in Crossville (off Miller Avenue).  For more information on CARE call 707-7173.


Volunteer Coin Club to meet on July 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at 6:30 P.M.

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.


DAR to host parade

The Crab-Orchard Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will holding a July 4th Children’s Parade.  All area children from toddlers through 12 years old are invited to participate.  The parade starts at 10 A.M. at the Palace Theatre and ends at the Depot.

Children can walk, ride bikes or tricycles, pull wagons or ride battery operated vehicles.  Dress for the parade is red, white, and blue.  Each child will receive a participation certificate along with a popsicle.

For questions call 456-9010 and ask for Marsha.  DAR is a non-political organization and therefore campaign items should not be part of those in the parade including clothing, signs, etc.


“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.


Hyssongs in concert

OBM (Open Bible Ministries of TN) invites you to meet the Hyssongs at The Palace Theater in Crossville on Saturday, July 12, at 7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30).


 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.  The Cameo Club of past winners we help contestants with on stage grace, they also have evening gowns available for selection.

The contest is held during Senior Day at the Fair, which will be Wednesday August 27, 2014.  Applications are currently available at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston Road, 484-7416 and ask for Tina for more information.


Free “Heart on Art”

Artist Eileen Wallach will be in Crossville at the Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. on Thursday July 11, from 1 to 3 P.M.  This class is FREE.

but supplies and sitting is limited, so please get signed up today.

Participants create spontaneous abstract art that reflects their personal stories and helps them to heal emotionally.

These programs has helped over 35,000 people of all ages.  Call Tina Taylor 484-7416 for more info.


DAR to host parade

The Crab-Orchard Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will holding a July 4th Children’s Parade.  All area children from toddlers through 12 years old are invited to participate.

The parade starts at 10 A.M. at the Palace Theatre and ends at the Depot.  Children can walk, ride bikes or tricycles, pull wagons or ride battery operated vehicles.  Dress for the parade is red, white, and blue.  Each child will receive a participation certificate along with a popsicle.

For questions call 456-9010 and ask for Marsha.