Vista Gatherings – June 17, 2014

CCC Band To Present Patriotic Concert

The Cumberland County Community Band has announced the upcoming performance of it’s annual Salute to America summer concert on Thursday, June 26th at 7 P.M. at Stone Memorial High School.

Director Brian Bacon has selected several marches and compositions honoring our country and it’s history. As always there is no admission charge.

Cumberland County is fortunate to have a community band made up of musicians of all ages, both professional and those who may have just taken their instruments out of the attic and want to have the enjoyment of playing music again. The band is always happy to welcome new members.

Remaining 2014 concerts will be:

August 21 & 22 – Fairfield Glade Resident Services Benefit Concerts: Anything Goes

September 18 – Autumn Concert: Movies, Musicals and Marches


Celtic Circle makes donation to Art Circle

Celtic Circle, a local group of Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage recently donated a subscription for Scotland Magazine to the Art Circle Public Library and to the Homestead Elementary School library.

Celtic Circle will host a program entitled Celtic Sampler at ACPL on Friday, August 1 beginning at Noon. Entertainment includes great Highland bagpipe, bodhran, harp, Irish step dancing, both Scottish and Irish songs, Gaelic spoken and sung, tartan weaving, and Celtic Children’s Corner with crafts.


Caregiver Support Group

On June 17th, 2014 the Upper Cumberland Development District / Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) will hold its caregiver support group meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Crossville Good Samaritans’ (281 10th Street, Crossville TN 38555) from 1 to 2 P.M.  Contact Fran Davis, Family Caregiver Support Staff, at 931-476-4119 or [email protected] for more information.


2014 St. George Regatta – Save the Date

St. George Regatta planning committee is busy planning the 2014 St. George Regatta.  They would like the residents to “Save the Date” of Saturday, August 2nd.  The theme will be “Tribute to Fairfield Glade”  — more info to follow.


Republicans meet today

The Cumberland County Republican Party Meeting will have their monthly meeting June 17 at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex Fairgrounds.

Our guest speakers will be Cumberland County Mayor, Ken Carey, who is running for re-election in the August General Election.

Come join them in finding out what Mayor Carey future plans are for Cumberland County and its residents if he is re-elected. Also, all candidates for the Republican State Executive Committee will be there too.

It is important  that we listen and elect good representatives for this Committee who will then voice our concerns at the state level. The Cumberland County Republican Party meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Community Complex and welcomes all conservatives who wish to work toward getting our country back to what our fore- fathers intended based on our Constitution.


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.


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.


Woodmen to hold event

In honor of flag day, Woodmen Chapter 900 will be sponsoring Westel Fire Hall’s monthly community dinner.

Join them on Friday, June 20th between 4 and 8 P.M. EST (3 to 7 Central time) for a summer cookout.

They will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs. The price is $6 for adults and $4 for children. All of the proceeds from this event will go to support Westell Fire Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Terry Carter at the Westel Fire Hall at 865-388-6846. Westel Fire Hall is located at 18354 Hwy 70 E. Rockwood, TN 37854

To kick off this even at 3:45 P.M., they will be holding a Flags Across America Presentation. They will be presenting a flag to the fire hall, presenting an award to hometown heroes.

Flags Across America is a very visible way to support our country and its symbol of freedom. Second only to the United States government in volume of flags purchased each year, Woodmen celebrates and honors the American flag throughout the year, but especially so on Flag Day.

For more information on Woodmen of the World call 931-484-2272.


Next WW II Veterans luncheon set for June 20

The next gathering of World War II Veterans will be a luncheon at Shoney’s Friday, June 20.

All World War II Veterans and their families are cordially invited to join their fellow servicemen to once again commemorate and remember the conflict which ended almost seventy years ago.

Past luncheons have been well attended, and it is hoped the room will be filled again.  Veterans who plan to attend are requested to call hosts Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at 788-6222 to make reservations for the luncheon, which will begin at 11 A.M.


Picnic announced For Peavine Care Center

The Clients of Peavine Care Center are hosting a picnic for the Peavine Care Center staff on Tuesday, June 17th at the Obed River Park at noon.  The clients themselves are furnishing the food.

Over the years that the Peavine Care Center has been open, the clients have formed a friendship with the members of the Care Center staff and this picnic will demonstrate their appreciation of them and for them.  The clients have formed a caring relationship with other clients also (almost like a second family) and this picnic will convey a message to the staff and to others the gratitude and thanks to all involved.


 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:


A Bake Sale on June 27

The Council of Catholic Women from St. Francis of Assisi Church is having their annual bake sale at the

Village Green mall in Fairfield Glade from 9AM to 2PM on Friday, June 27.

For further information call 707-1218 or 287-0312.


Photo Club to meet

The June meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

They will review the challenge to members to take “non-postcard” shots of the County Courthouse and/or the Homestead museum.

Also, photographs depicting “music”, this month’s theme, will be shared.  The Club is a “special interest group” of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and prospective members are always welcome.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.”


Steakley to hold event in Cookeville 

Gary Steakley of Cookeville, a candidate in the August 7 primary election for the office of Tennessee State Senate, is hosting a dinner at the Saltbox Inn in Cookeville Thursday, June 12 from 5 to 9 P.M.  The dinner will include steaks and drinks, and music will also be provided.

Reservations are not required.

Steakley is inviting all interested parties to attend this dinner to share thoughts on the current laws in Tennessee and to discuss issues that need to be addressed in the future.

The Saltbox Inn is located at 537 Hutcheson Road near Highway 111 in Cookeville.


Geisler to run for office

Woody Geisler of Fairfield Glade will be running for a spot as a County Commissioner. in the upcoming election.

Geisler moved to  Fairfield Glade in 1990 to play golf with his wife, Tina.. He is a retired Police Sergeant from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

He has  been involved in many community activities. For 11 years, servign as a Lt./Capt./Radio Tech./Photographer for the Glade Fire Department and a retired board member of FFG Resident Services.

He is a Foreman of the Grand Jury in Cumberland County and on the 911 Board.

Some of his community projects include: assisting in Help-Portrait here in Crossville, volunteering to teach Photoshop at Roane State Community College, photographing the Taste of Crossville, Obed Water Shed 5K Run, CMC Color Run and the returning home of Sgt. Hancock.


 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.