Vista Gatherings – June 21, 2016

Glade Hospice kicks off membership campaign

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary’s July Monthly Meeting  will be held on July 11, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall, starting at 2:30 P.M. with a social gathering immediately to follow.

This meeting  will kick off a 3-month Membership Campaign titled “Hearts for Hospice”.  Members are encouraged invite their friends and neighbors to come with them to this meeting to learn more about our Auxiliary projects, fund raising mission and opportunities.

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 members are encouraged to attend to find 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.

The Auxiliary’s next fund raising effort will be the Masquerade Jewelry Sale on  July 7, 7 A.M.-5 P.M. at the Community Conference Center Glade Conference Room.

All funds raised by the Auxiliary fund raising efforts 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.

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.

June 25: Lk Glastowbury

July 2: Lk Pomeroy 8 A.M.

July 9: Lk St George (marina)

July 16:  Lk Dartmoor (marina)

July 23: Lk Dartmoor (Rotherham dock)

July 30: Lk Canterbury

August 6: Lk Catherine

Beat the Heat with the Summer Splash 5K

The “Summer Splash 5K” will be held on Saturday June 25 at 6 P.M., near the Dogwood Park pavilion in Cookeville.

Proceeds from the 5k will help local cancer patients with a variety of charitable needs. The Summer Splash 5k is unlike any other race in our region, offering participants opportunities to cool off along the course at “misting stations” and “drenching stations.” Optional misting stations offer a cool mist for racers to pass through, while optional drenching stations are manned by volunteers prepared with water-guns, hoses and buckets for a willing racer. Run or walk, participants will get wet during this 5k.

Presented by sponsor L.G. Puckett, DDS, the Summer Splash 5K will also include entertainment before and during the race at the Dogwood Park pavilion. “Step-N-Out” will perform beginning at 5 P.M. and the race will begin at 6 P.M.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the music, even if not participating in the race. Concessions will be available in the park, and a food truck will be on-site.

Proceeds from the Summer Splash 5K will go toward the Cancer Fund at Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation in honor and memory of Sarah Alice Bagci. The Cancer Fund provides assistance to local cancer patients who struggle with necessities while dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

For more information please call Ali Bagci at 931-783-5793.

CPR class slated

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, July 9th, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $30 per person.  There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:15 P.M.

The cost for this class will be $25 per person.  If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $50 per person.

Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

Gospel Music offered

   The Garden at 603 Genetta Lane, Pleasant Hill, (38578) invites you to our Musical Concert from 4 to 7 P.M. on Saturday, June 25.  

The programs will feature Calvary’s Blend from 4 to 5:00, with food, fun and fellowship from 5-6, followed by The Sonrise Quartet from 6-7.

There is no cost for the music or the meal, although contributions to the donation box are greatly appreciated, and season sponsors are a blessing.

Calvary’s Blend, who have sung with us for many years, hail from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee as do the second group, The Sonrise Quartet. These concerts are wonderful family entertainment and large groups are welcome.  Note: If your group is more than 8 people, Monica would appreciate a call by Friday, the 24th before noon…so, she’ll have enough vittles for everyone.

The Garden is off of Sparta Highway (Rt 70-West). Go past Pomona, past the Welcome to Pleasant Hill sign to the sign for the Elementary School, turn right there(Main Street) and follow the signs around to The Church of Christ, turn right and follow Genetta Lane to The Garden.  Any questions?  Call Monica at 931-200-5278.

Hebbertsburg Dinner Dance set for July 2 

Do you have plans for Saturday, July 2nd yet?  There’ll be lots of activities going on around here that day, but, by evening most folks’ll be ready to relax and enjoy some good food and easy listening music, and we have just the place to do it.

Come to The Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner Dance and enjoy watching The Sweet Ts celebrate Christmas-In-July!   During the intermissions, our own Sweet Ts Clogging-Line Dancing Group will help us beat-the-heat,and be patriotic, while celebrating Christmas with a twist.  They are really good!

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is located about 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade; the dance and meal won’t break your budget and it’s good clean entertainment for the entire family, from grandparents to grandkids.

The fun begins at 5:00 (CST) with your choice of two homemade meals; spaghetti and meat sauce with bread or a BBQ sandwich and chips, both served with coffee, tea or a soft drink, all for only $7.  Desserts and additional drinks are just a $1 each.  The band entertains us from 5:30 through 8:30 and the admission donation is only $4, with children 16 and under, free.

Speaking of the band, we are so fortunate to have The City Lites Band providing the music every month this season.

Marty Gibson is the lead vocalist and plays the guitar, Flavie Miller is bass guitarist and second vocalist, Wade England burns the drums and Glen Holverson’s saxophones ‘talk!’  Let’s take a few minutes to introduce you to the two Cite Lites’ vocalists.

Gibson, the band’s spokesman, is well known in the Crossville/Fairfield Glade area.  He’s a graduate of TN Tech with a BS in Music Ed and was Choral Director for Cumberland County High School from 1982 – 2001.  He’s the Director of the Cumberland County Chorus as well as Director of Music at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, and is part of the Three Good Looking Guys Quartet.

Flavie Miller, was born and raised in White County, Tennessee, and currently lives in Sparta, so he travels quite a distance each month ‘for our listening pleasure.’  He started playing music at age 12 and had his first band, ‘The Jades,’ while in high school.

Flavie enjoys playing and singing just about any style of music, which is one of the reasons he joined The City Lites Band in 1995; their versatility and ability to perform different music venues is awesome.

Next month, we’ll share some info about Glen and Wade; For now, plan to come to the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance on July 2 and see both the Sweet Ts and this great band in action.

In addition to excellent music and food, we offer our “Fun ‘N Famous Cakewalk, where for just $1, you have a chance to win a delicious cake, which you can take home or share there.

All monies received go to compensate the band and for the care and maintenance of the Community Center. All the workers are dedicated volunteers and we couldn’t operate without them. (If you think of it, thank them for their dedication.).

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is located about 5 miles North of the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade (that’s heading away from I-40.)  Follow the signs to the Y in the road with a stone house in the center; take the left branch about a city block to the blue Community Center building on the left.

Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, June 28. The meeting will begin at 6 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue.

All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Private Family Banking  Workshop on July 5, at 9 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library.

Learn how to become your own banker.  Find out the benefits of Private family banking-

— a death benefit

— Long term care

— Disability fund

— Emergency fund

— College savings

— Retirement income

— Asset Protection

To learn more, visit http- //

Workshop will be held every first Tuesday of the month at 9 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library.   For more information, contact Melba Talbot 941- 544- 5981.

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.

They will be given a set of clues and an explanation of how the hunt is to be conducted.

All clues will lead to a certain destination in Fairfield Glade, with a total of 10 puzzles to be solved. The final clue will lead participants to a secret destination where food and beverages (BYOB) will be served and prizes awarded.

Participants should bring a FFG site map, pencils, tablet, flashlight, and cell phone.

The cost is $10 per person. Call your friends and neighbors and make plans for a fun evening.

For more information call-  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.

Save the date

The St. George Boat Regatta will be held Saturday, July 23rd. This year the theme will be Patriot/Red, White and Blue! Think Patriotic, Oylmpic, Election etc for boat decor.

More info to come. Tix go on sale in June.

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.

If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.  Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating and meal preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selection.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members.

Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend the next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

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