Vista Gatherings – October 4, 2016

Hospice Holiday Ball is planned for Dec. 4

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary announces that reservations for the 2016 Hospice Holiday Ball are now open.  The 28th annual event, scheduled for Sunday, December 4th at Druid Hills Country Club, will once again usher in the holiday season.

A spectacular evening including dinner, dancing and auction has been planned for all attendees!  Beginning at 5:30 P.M. ladies and gentlemen will arrive in their holiday attire to enjoy cocktail time with friends, visit auction tables to place their bids, and mingle amid the beautiful holiday decorations.

Chef Jerry has designed a characteristically unique and delicious menu to be served as guests enjoy the music of The Bill Sleeter Trio of Nashville.

The donation for this festive occasion is $60 per person ($25 may be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes), with the proceeds benefiting Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit Hospice organization in our area.

To secure reservations, please mail checks, made payable to Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary, for $60 per person to Jean Crouch, 16 Victoria Way, Fairfield Glade, TN, 38558.

Tables seat eight persons and may be reserved for a party of eight.  Individual or smaller group reservations are also welcome.  Please list all names, addresses, and telephone numbers on a separate sheet and include payment for all in the same envelope.

On receipt of your check, a confirmation call will be made to the telephone numbers listed and reservations will be held for you.  Seating is limited to 180 guests and the reservation deadline is October 31, 2016.  Be sure to make your plans soon, reservations for the Holiday Ball are usually filled in a few weeks.  For more information, please call Sherry at 931-707-7834.

Kayakers close down

The Kayak Connection had its last lake time of 2016. They met at Lk St George for a pot luck breakfast. The marina staff had the coffee brewed. Meal time included good foods and good conversation. THY did discuss some business.

This season had terrific weather; no rain! Lake residents took pictures and greeted KC with smiles.

The group hopes that the Dartmoor Marina launch ramp issue will be resolved. Also, hoping that lake ramps will be cleared of debris. They will remind kayakers to paddle together at launch time. This is not only for safety, but for courtesy to all.

KC will begins its season on the first Saturday of May and ends on the last Saturday of Sept from Lk St George. Launch time will be 8:30 A.M. in May, June, and Sept, paddling in clockwise direction.

Then 8 A.M. in July and August, paddling in counter- clockwise direction. Lk Dartmoor will remain as one launch from marina and one from Rotherham. Brae #10 is the middle point.

They thank the newspapers and marinas for posting our schedules.Contacting KC can be via the marinas, FGCC, or Nancy Burleson and Pat Kowalsky. See you in May.

Movie on the Lawn

When’s the last time you watched an outdoor movie under the stars?

Get ready for an evening of fun on Thursday, October 13, with  “Movie of the Lawn” at Mirror Lake in Fairfield Glade starting at  6:15 P.M.

The movie will be, “It’s the Great Pumpkin,  Charlie Brown” and then the feature presentation, “Hocus Pocus” will begin at 7 P.M.  Food will be available at 6 P.M. and include Frito Banditio’s with toppings, hot dogs, chili, and more.

A fire pit with s’more kits will be available with fire protection provided by our Fairfield Glade Fire & Rescue.  The event is for the benefit of the FGFD, Mini-pumper campaign.    Admission is free. Bring a comfy chair & blanket with your friends and neighbors and join the fun.

Ladies Club has big event slated for Oct. 7

The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Invites you to Attend their Annual Bake, Book & Bargainza Sale

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club first major fundraising event of the year, the Bake, Book and Bargainza Sale (BB&B).  The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 7th from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M., and on Saturday, Oct. 8th from 8 A.M. until noon at the Village Green Mall located on Stonehenge Drive right off of  Peavine Road.

Everyone is welcome to attend, and there is no charge for doing so. So come on down and bring your friends!

Ladies Club members are well known for their baking expertise, so make sure you get there early and stock up on items to take you through the coming winter months. Are you looking for a special item? Now is also a great time to pick up some good reading material that you don’t want to spend a fortune on. Check out the bargainza tables and you might just find that special something that you have been looking for at a very appealing price. Everyone loves a bargain.

Following the BB&B the 9th annual Mistletoe Marketplace that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 9 A.M. until 3 PM. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase  those special holiday gifts for your loved ones. If you or someone you know is interested in securing a booth as a vendor, please contact Karen Boyer at 217-494-7388. More details to come.

All the monies collected from fundraising events go into our philanthropic fund, which donates to many humanitarian organizations serving our community. Last year donations were made to over 40 charitable causes totaling over $65,000. We hope to meet or exceed that this year and you can be a big part of it.

Neighbors-Newcomers to meet on Oct. 27

If you missed our last meeting, make sure you get your reservations in for this one!

October 27th we meet at the Clyde York /POW Camp, 62 4-H Center Drive, Crossville.  Chief Michael Williams from FFG will speak on “Don’t Be Scammed!”

Doors open at 10:45 with meeting starting at 11:30.  You have time to check out the book and craft sales or sign up for one of Shirley’s trips.

Menu is Grilled pork chops, scalloped potatoes, steamed broccoli with cheese, salad, apple sauce, roll, apple pie with ice cream plus:  tea, water and soft drinks. (These ladies know how to cook!).   Heart Smart meals are NOT AVAILABLE at this meeting.

Don’t forget some extra money as we will be collecting for the purchasing of Turkeys to add to Thanksgiving baskets for our area.

To make Reservations please call Pat at 210-3742 or you can Email – [email protected]

Lunch: $14.  Dues: $13.  Come once as a guest-return as a member!

Cancellations must be made the Saturday prior to the meeting or you are responsible for payment of the lunch.

Volunteer Coin Club to meet on October 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, October 11 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.

Light N’ Lively Dance at Multi-Purpose Bldg.

Attention all new residents and members. The Light N’ Lively Dance Club will be hosting their October Dance at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive, October 14th, from 7 to 10 P.M.

Dance the evening away with Dennis Long for your dancing and listening pleasure. The dance is casual. Timeshare and guests are welcome; cost is $10/couple and $5/single.

They encourage members to invite friends and neighbors for this Fun filled evening. The dance IS a BYOB Event, with the club suppling ice, water and coffee. Their host Couples for the dance will be Alice and Frank Radwick at 931-456-8486 and Joan Fredericks/George Ambrose at 931-267-3298. The theme will be Halloween, so wear your favorite Costumes (Costumes are optional) and they will see you at the dance.

Costume contest set

A TIME 4 PAWS is having their Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest for all pets on Friday, Oct 7th, 6 P.M on the County Courthouse lawn. The contest will be held during the ‘Friday At The Crossroads’ event.

First, second and third place will be awarded to the pets with most original costume. Entry fee is $10 with each entry receiving a $5 coupon for A Time 4 Paws Thrift Store.

All proceeds benefit A Time 4 Paws no kill animal welfare non-profit organization. All questions please contact Karen McMeekin 931-456-6906.

Cumberland Tea Party meeting on Oct. 11

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (the fairgrounds) on Tuesday, October 11, at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.) Please note that we have returned to our customary location.

All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Guest speaker, Matthew Janson McClanahan, chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Party, will be addressing the group. He will speak on winning the millennial vote and how the party can bring out young people to support conservative candidates and platforms.

Mr. McClanahan is currently a second year law student at the University of Tennessee. He has been named a John W. Green Scholar at the University of Tennessee College of Law. The Green Scholars program targets high-ability Tennessee residents. Green Scholars receive between half-tuition and full-tuition scholarships. Candidates accepted under this plan typically have academic credentials in the 65th to 90th percentiles of UT’s admitted candidate pool.  Mr. McClanahan was named the Advocacy Idol for all first year law students at the University of Tennessee, was a member of a national mock trial team, and is the President of the Tennessee chapter of the Federalist Society.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:

Republican women to meet this Thursday

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their monthly meeting October 6 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters located at 539 West Ave. Crossville, Tn. 38555.

They will finalize our contributions to the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 1. Their guest speaker is Rev. Bev Talbott, founder of the Salt and Light movement in Cumberland County.

The goal of this movement is to show compassion and that one person can make a difference in a child’s life. The Salt and Light program provides money to classroom teachers, who then designate those children in her/his room with the greatest needs and provide them with  support ie. field trips, yearbooks, school supplies, etc. $100 can support a classroom for one year.

Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute call Bev at 456-8312. Any conservative lady wishing to make a difference in our county is welcome to come by for a visit during our meeting. We welcome you. You can find out more about us and the Republican Party at or on our Facebook page: or call 931-456-4414.

Last Two Groups were the First Ones

Saturday,  October 8 will be the final Gospel Concert of the 2016 season at The Garden in Pleasant Hill.  And the tradition continues with Donna Issac and Grant Pennington as the featured performers.

Donna and Grant have opened and closed the Gospel Concerts at The Garden since its opening eleven years ago.  They are like extended family.

Donna will sing from 4 to 5 P.M. (CT) and Grant from 6 to 7, with a delicious, home-cooked 3 to 5 course meal and a time to visit in between.  Plan to join us on the 8th, and share the blessings by bringing someone with you.

Remember, if your group is more than eight folks, Monica would appreciate a call (931-200-5278) by Friday morning, the 11th, so, she has enough vittles prepared.

There is no charge for the music, the food or the fellowship, however; donations to help cover the food costs and liability insurance are greatly appreciated.

The Garden is at 603 Genetta Lane, Pleasant Hill, 38578.  Take Highway 70W (Sparta Highway) toward Nashville.

GEMS of HOPE at CWC Luncheon on Oct. 20 

What is GEMS of HOPE?  Robbin Perry, “2015 Principal of the Year” at Homestead Elementary School, will be the featured speaker at the October Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon.

She will explain the exciting new program “Creating Gems and Extending Hope,” something so needed in our public schools.

If you’ve heard Robbin before, you know she is an interesting and dynamic speaker.  They invite all area ladies who are concerned about positive education for the next generation to attend and, as always, bring a friend or neighbor with you. They will be recognizing 1st timers and birthdays.

Their inspirational speaker, Rebecca Davis, who lives in Wartburg, Tennessee, is part of an organization that works with the school systems to help children academically. She loves tutoring kids and also writes and holds workshops to encourage teachers.

This CWC luncheon (they are held the third Thursday every other month), will be on Thursday, October 20, at The Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, with the Social (1/2) Hour from 11 to 11:30 A.M. The meal and program will start promptly at 11:30 and run till 1 P.M.

The Cumberland Medical Center Food Service, will cater the meal of Chicken Ditalini Soup, assorted sandwiches, brownies and cookies, ice tea, water and coffee. The all-inclusive cost is just $12.

Reservations are needed by noon on Thursday, October 13. Contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556 or email www.

Fundraiser scheduled

Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade invites all to attend their fundraiser that benefits the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County on October 15th.

TheyWe are sponsoring a Chinese Auction and Silent Auction with Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall from 9-11 A.M.  The church is located at the eastern corner of Snead and Lakeview Drives in FFG.

Auction items displayed at the Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade will only be available for viewing there Wednesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 13, from 9 A.M.-2 P.M. Supporters may then place private bids on the Silent Auction items.

One may also purchase Chinese Auction tickets there for $10 each or 3 tickets for $20.  Each ticket gives you 25 stubs to drop at your discretion into containers for the Chinese Auction items.  With a ticket purchase, a free continental breakfast is available on Saturday, October 15, from 9-10 A.M. while food remains.  During those hours items will again be displayed and open for bids and ticket purchases.  Drawings in all auctions will start promptly at 10AM.

Items solicited from local businesses and church members have made this possible.  This is a Thrivent Financial Action Team event.

So far, the items are varied.   Included are airplane rides, stained glass pieces, gift certificates, paintings, crafts and more.  If you are interested in donating, please contact Christ Lutheran during business hours at 931-484-7273.  The Christian Counseling Center is a 501(c) 3 organization.

Bible study set

Christ Through The Bible is the theme of the newest Bible Study group in Crossville.

This Share Him Bible Study will be held in three sites: Downtown Crossville at the Crossville Housing Authority auditorium, 67 Irwin Ave.; Fair Field Glade Library/Multi-Purpose building, 455 Lakeview Dr. and Pleasant Hill at the Doctor’s INN, located at 425 Yonside Dr.

These lessons are available free to Crossville residents, about the teachings of Jesus.  These Christ-centered lessons will begin Friday evening Oct. 14 at 6:30 P.M. at all sites, and will continue each Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings for four weeks.

All are invited to come to these Free seminars and learn what Jesus taught.  Call  931-456-1580 for information.

Kinseekers to discuss find a grave technique

On Thursday, October 6, The Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade’s meeting will feature Mark Pfaffenroth discussing the “Find-A-Grave technique … for locating graves!

The title definitely sounds interesting, doesn’t it? To find out more, you’ll have to attend that Thursday, October 6 meeting which runs from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall at The Fairfield Glade Community Church, 529 Snead Drive. (Park in the sanctuary back-side parking lot.)

They meet the first Thursday each month. You do not have to be a Kinseekers member or even be active in genealogy research to attend.

Please come the first time as their guest; if you decide to join, the dues are just $10 per year.

Their August Chat’NChew meeting was well attended, with lots of good food and some interesting discussions. Holly, June and Gene, the Program Coordinators for 2017, lined up several volunteers from among the members at the meeting, who agreed to be presenters next year.

Holly, Gene and June are already contacting some outside speakers to round out the 2017 programs. They hope to have the final schedule for us to okay by our November meeting. Any questions?  Contact [email protected]

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

Also, the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center, 95 East First Street, Crossville, open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 9 to 4 P.M. Call 931-456-2006.

The Cumberland County Genealogical Society meets at 6 P.M. the first and third Monday each month at The Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville.  Phone 931-484-6790.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a program that’s helped millions of people file tax returns at no charge for more than 40 years.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

These volunteers, trained and certified with the cooperation of the Internal Revenue Service, work at locations in Tansi, Sparta, Pleasant Hill, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville.   New volunteers are always needed.  If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, consider working at one of the sites greeting clients, checking identification and/or organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.

Marathon Pinochle to start play very soon

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date.

Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person, $22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

Dance Club always can add new members

The New Generation Dance Club is looking for new members.

The Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9 P.M.

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

Their 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.

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.

For more info,  call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]