Vista Gatherings – May 19, 2015

CPR class offered

There will be Healthcare Provider CPR class beginning at 9 A.M. and a First Aid class beginning at 1 P.M.being held on Saturday, May 30th at the Community Complex!

These classes will be taught by Dee Dee Kuenzer.  These are great skills to have as you never know when the need for them will arise!

If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up for one or both classes, please call her at 931-200-4915.

Railroad Display Open on Memorial Day

The Crossville Model Railroad Club will open their big model railroad display for special hours on Memorial Day.  Normally closed on Mondays, the display will have holiday decorations, red white and blue trains running and patriotic music.  Special holiday hours are Noon until 4 P.M.

Containing 4,500 square feet of operating model railroads and the Upper Cumberland Railroad Museum, this is one of the largest free model railroad displays in the country.  More than 30,000 people visit the display each year and it is rated the #2 tourist attraction in Crossville on Trip Advisor.

Located in Suite 109 at the Crossville Outlet Mall, operating hours are noon to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 11 A.M. until 4 P.M. on Saturday. For more information call (931) 210-5050 or visit the web site at

VBS scheduled in June

The Coolest Week of the Summer!   “Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!” Don’t miss VBS week from June 14 – 19 (5:30 – 7:30 P.M.) when kids will form climbing crews at their base camp and begin the climb to the summit of Everest.

Games, food, Bible songs, memory verses and crafts will be part of the fun week.

Please register your children (3yrs old through 6th grade) by calling the First Presbyterian Church office (931) 484-4644, Tue-Fri, 8:30 A.M.-Noon.

MOAA Celebrates 25th Anniversary on June 1

The Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the annual picnic on Monday, June 1, at Lake St. George Marina, Fairfield Glade, beginning at 11 AM.

The buffet lunch is catered by Big Boy’s BBQ and the cost is $10 pp. Come join in fellowship with chapter members, MOAA national members, and their spouses to mark this major milestone.

For reservations, contact Sec-Treasurer Mark Pfaffenroth at 707-2718 NLT May 27.

Marathon Pinochle Picnic set for June 13

The Marathon Pinochle Club will meet for its annual end-of-season picnic at Fairfield Glade Community Church (521 Snead Dr.), including an optional final tournament.

A picnic lunch, being catered by Gladers Judy Kenyon and Wanda Tucker, features stuffed croissants (various fillings), two side salads, potato salad, tea and soft drinks, and dessert.

The cost is $8 per person, which includes lunch and a donation for the use of the dining room .

The picnic begins at 3 P.M. with the tournament, $1 per player, prizes for top scorers. Participation is not required, but is open to members, spouses, friends, and Potential New Members.

Food will be served starting at 4 P.M. with a brief meeting, distribution of 2014-2015 season winnings, and completion of the tournament to follow.

Please send enrollment form to Lee Stotz ,217 Amherst Ln., Fairfield Glade, along with checks BY JUNE 9th. BE SURE to notify Lee (707-0995) of your intent to attend by June 5, so we can get an accurate count to the caterers.

Any questions , call Lee or John Moritz (456-2290).

Hot time predicted at Hebbertsburg event

Relax and plan ahead for the beautiful weather, delicious food and great fun that we are predicting for the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance on Saturday, June 6.

The ever popular City Lites will have things hot and hopping with their unique blend of music that features Marty Gibson (guitar and vocals), Flavie Miller (guitar and vocals), Glen Holverson (‘HOT’ saxophone), and Wade England (drums).  Whether you’ve never heard them perform or know their music well, be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, June 6.

You’ll hear great music ranging from country classics to classic rock to ballroom, blues and jazz.

The Sweet T’s will once again show their dancing skills during break times with some line-dancing and clogging.

And don’t forget their Fun and Famous Cakewalk!  Our Hebbertsburg ladies provide the delicious cakes and for just a $1 a chance, you could win one to share or to take home with you.

In addition to the great music, we’ll be serving our regular homemade Spaghetti Dinner (that’s spaghetti, meat sauce, bread and coffee, iced tea or a soft drink) or BBQ (that’s a BBQ sandwich, chips and a drink) for just $7, with desserts and additional drinks at only $1.

The meal, also prepared by our Hebbertsburg ladies, is served starting at 5 P.M., with the band playing from 5:30 to 8:30.

The $4 donation at the door is for adults only; there’s no charge for children 16 and under. All monies collected go to pay the band and to maintain the Community Center; the workers are all cheerful volunteers.

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is just over 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.  Head north and follow the signs. At the Y in the road with a house in the middle, take the left fork a short distance and you’ll find the blue pole barn Community Center on the left.

Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 with any questions.

Republicans to meet May 19 at Glade library

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library on Lakeview Drive at 5 P.M. Tuesday, May 19.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss future plans for the Fairfield Glade Republican Club and a proposed election to choose new leadership for the Glade club.  The meeting will be attended by county party leaders as well as State Senator Paul Bailey and State Representative Cameron Sexton.

Any Glade resident who is interested in becoming an officer in the club, an active member in the club or having conversations with Senator Bailey and Representative Sexton is cordially invited to attend.

For more information readers are invited to contact County Chairman Matthew McClanahan at 210-8674 or current Fairfield Glade Republican Club President Ed Lewis at 335-8879.

Local author to hold book signing event

A book dreamed about for 30 years and that took three years to complete is finally available by new author, Candace Hill.

Illustrated by local artist, Sam Hill and published by James-Laymond Publishing located in Spring Hill, TN.,the book will be available nationwide in book stores in a few weeks, but is now already available on line with rising sales.

Just in time for summer reading it follows the life of Isabella in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Full of intrigue and suspense, the publisher has already opted for a sequel.  A book signing is scheduled for June 1, 2015 at the Art Guild from 2-4 P.M.

For any additional information, please contact me at 931-459-4866 or this email address: [email protected]

Master Gardener talks tomatoes at Garden Club

“Talking Tomatoes,” that glistening red fruit so beloved by gardeners and cooks alike. Fred Mullen, Master  Gardener, will provide tips for growing and harvesting tomatoes at the May 20 meeting of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club meeting.

The regular monthly meeting convenes at 9:30 A.M. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 A.M. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

Well known to local gardeners, Mullen who is a Certified Master Gardener , earned the Master Gardener VIP Award in 2013 for “provision of exceptional service to the program’s mission over a minimum of three years.” He is also a member of the Cumberland County Master Gardener Gold Leaf Club, a recognition he earned for his 100 hours of volunteer service annually.

The program will be followed by the usual business meeting and announcements, including reports on the Garden Club’s recently held plant and bake sales.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at [email protected] or 287-0621.

Lunch date slated

The Women’s Annual Ecumenical Luncheon will be hosted this year by Fairfield Glade Community Church’s Women’s Fellowship on Wednesday, June 10.

Lynne Drysdale-Patterson, an accomplished worship leader, singer and songwriter from Nashville, will present “Abigail Smith Adams, the Faith of our First Lady.” She also will perform familiar hymns, spiritual songs, and her award-winning song “Trails of Tennessee”.

The cost for the June 10th program and luncheon is $10. Doors open at 10 A.M. for check-in.  The program begins at 10:30 and luncheon will follow.

If you attend a church in FFG, contact your church’s women’s group for more information and to make a reservation.  All others can make a reservation by sending a check for $10 to “FFG Com. Church/WF”, 521 Snead Dr, Crossville, TN 38558.  Include your name, address, and phone number.  Last day for registration is June 1. For more information, call 707-7964.

Fundraiser show slated

An important Fundraising event is scheduled at The Palace Theatre in Crossville on June 5 at 7 P.M.

This concert/show will have all proceeds going to beAll proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

There were over 800 children from Cumberland County visited the hospital last year.

RE/MAX has raised more than 130 million dollars to help.

Theree will be special performances by Frank Saxton, Regina Stevens & Terri Utsey.

Reserved seating is $15 – so order your tickets online or call 931-484-6133.

Strawberry festival set

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 1038 Sparta Highway, Crossville, will be holding its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 23rd from 11 to 3 P.M.

In addition to strawberry shortcake, there will be Tennessee-grown strawberries for sale by the quart or flat, a bake sale, jewelry sale and CARC book sale.  All proceeds will be donated to two charities started at St. Raphael’s; Good Samaritan and the Cumberland Adult Reading Council. Tickets are available at the event.

Plateau Photography Club Meets May 21

The topic for the next Plateau Photography Club meeting will be types of light.  Members are going to shoot an interesting subject in at least three different types of light and share their results.

Morning, noon, and evening light can evoke different results and reactions.  Artificial light like flash and colored lights will also yield different results.  Join us to view the shots and discuss the results on Thursday, May 21st at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

Meetings are free to members while guests need pay only a  $3 fee to attend all PPCUG meetings in a given month.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Hospice Butterfly Release set for June 13

The 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release will be on Saturday, June 13, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville from 9 to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of names they are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.  They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., or one can be e-mailed to you from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

Staycation Expo 2015 Set for June 6th

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Staycation Expo will be held on June 6th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center.  This year’s theme is “ Stay, Play, & Repeat…”

The idea behind the Staycation Expo is to inform the attendees of all the incredible destinations & attractions, fabulous shops & businesses, and memorable events that the Cumberland Plateau and surrounding areas have to offer!

This is free to attend and open to the public.  If you need additional information or are interested in exhibiting at the Expo, contact Beth Wyatt-Davis at 931-787-1755 or [email protected]

June 13 – Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN

July 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN

Aug 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area

Sept 12 – TBD

Oct 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a web site for us which is available at the following

For information about joining, call or email Keith Kurz at 931-456-8322 and [email protected]

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers For Kitten Season

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats, especially now that it is spring “kitten season.”

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, feeds feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies at some 8 locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade.

To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected]

Volunteers needed

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information please call 456-4212.