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Members of the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early – March 6 to be exact.
The menu will be appropriate – corned beef and cabbage with accompaniments, rolls and Chef’s choice sweet ending. The women planning the day suggest you participate by ‘wearing of the green.’
President, Viva Bosland, announced that Don Lahti will be our Veteran of the Month and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. JoAnne Wilkeil will give the invocation.
Tonya Hinch, of the Program Committee, will introduce us to four more ‘Gems of Cumberland County’. Horace Burgess, the builder of the infamous Tree House, will join us for an update on the current status of this unique facility. Jerry Nash will tell us how the United States Chess Federation came to be located in Crossville, Tennessee.
Now in its 75th year as the leading Aviation Trade Publication, TAP Publishing will be presented by Cosby Stone, grandson of the founder. Information about The University of Tennessee Experimental Station located on Route 70 (think agriculture) will be presented by Walter Hitch. Our ‘new hometown’ has many unique places, businesses and interesting residents and it is always rewarding to learn more about them.
Reservations will be accepted on Wednesday, February 27th, from 8-10 A.M. Just call 210-0067 or email [email protected] the names of those in your group. If you are a new-bee, mention that and the ladies will ensure you sit with some interesting women. Lunch is $13 and checks are preferred to speed up the registration process.
Cancellations must be received by Friday, March 1st, to avoid being charged for the meal.
Service Committee Co-Chairs, Phyllis Betz and Linda Poland, stated the In-Gathering for March will benefit the Good Samaritan Agency in Crossville. Members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the needs of low income seniors in Crossville. Please look for items with easy to open tops, lids, etc.
Sue Brown and Linda Chiaramonte, Co-Chairs, are excited about THE major event of the year – The Annual Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 3rd. A few tickets remain and there is a waiting list for non-members.
Following the March meeting, those on the waiting list will be offered any remaining tickets. Door Prizes, stunning centerpieces courtesy of Heartland Flowers, a runway décor of flowers and greenery provided by Landscape Solutions, will and fabulous and affordable fashions from Collage in the Village Green Mall and the Screen Door in Crossville will make this a very special day out. For the sports minded women attending, fashions from the pro shops at Fairfield Glade will also be featured. And there is more! Beautifully decorated and generously filled theme baskets will be in the lobby for your peru8salo so you drop your tickets in front of the one you would most like to take home.
There are a few seats remaining for the Door County trip July 13-23. This 11-day fully escorted trip takes a lap around the Indy Track, museums, two days in Chicago, Milwaukee to check out the beer and
German food, water, water everywhere in Door County, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, French Lick for a stay at the famous hotel and casino and more! Now for the status of other trips scheduled – everything is sold out! Not to worry though. Always put your name on the waiting list of any trip on which you would like to participate. Things happen and cancellations make it possible for us to call the next person on the wait list. Check out the club website www.ffgladiesclub.org to download brochuresfor the Door County or any other Trip. That is not all you can find on our website, however. There are photos of recent trips and meetings, scholarship information, upcoming events and much more to keep the membership informed. It’s a good idea to check the web page regularly so nothing gets by you.
If you are overwhelmed with reading material (aka books of all types) bring them to the March meeting. A Trash and Treasure Sale on March 16th will be a good place to offer books for sale.
This is a Save the Date announcement! Highlight May 17-18, 2013! Karen Boyer and Judy Johnson, Co-Chairs of the Ways and Means Committee, are busy organizing the 5thAnnual Spring Marketplace and Fairfield in Bloom, a Kitchen and Garden Tour. You can save money by purchasing tickets soon…$12 for the early birds. After May 10th, the price will be $15.
One final suggestion – carpooling is important. Shuttle Service is no longer available so it is more imperative than ever to share the ride.