Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

August 15, 2013

Around the Town: Movie shoot, cruise-in and fair opportunities await

By Jan Boston Sellers
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — Several exciting things are happening around town over the next few days. There is a movie being filmed, a cruise-in for a cause and fair entry registrations. All three events are in need of participants.

Do you want to be in a movie? Have you always wanted to be a movie star? You can do just that by signing up and showing up at either Stone Memorial High School or Central Baptist Church on Saturday. A Christian-themed film called In Gramp’s Shoes is being filmed locally, and extras are needed. Producers indicate there is no pay for being an extra, but your name will be included in the credits. Volunteers need to be dressed as runners for a fake track meet and a fake 5K run. Organizers particularly want high school age students. If you are interested in participating, you need to email Donna Botts at This will be the way you register to participate in the movie.

The Cruise-in for a Cause is scheduled for Saturday at Food City in Fairfield Glade. The hours for this second annual event are 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds go to support Mission Able, a fundraiser for disabled veterans through Food City and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. This event will feature concession sales, a 50/50 drawing and all makes and models of cars. If you have any questions about this fundraiser, contact Rachel or Alan at 707-9432.

Next Thursday, Aug. 23, the Cumberland County Fair Association will begin accepting entries in the adult and youth department to kick off this year’s fair. Entries will be taken at the fairgrounds from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, will be the dates for the annual fair pageants at Stone Memorial High School.

Fair pageants will be held Friday night at SMHS beginning with the Wee Miss (5-6 year olds) and promptly followed by the Little Miss (7-9 year olds) and Fair Princess (10-12 year olds). Saturday’s pageants will kick off with the Pretty Baby Contests starting at 10 a.m., followed by the Junior Fairest of the Fair (13-15 year olds) and the Fairest of the Fair (16-20 year olds).

If you are interested in registering for the fair association pageants ages 5-20, contact Frances Cunningham Brooks. Her number is 248-1988. The Pretty Baby Contests are sponsored by the Cumberland County Democratic Women and are for children ages 0-4 years old. Contact Mamie Lou Cox for additional information or registration fees. She may be reached at 484-2926.

The 2013 fair activities include the midway, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, Special Needs Day, a beef show, live demonstrations, lamb shows, horseshoe pitching contests, Senior Citizens Day, Ronnie McDowell and a truck/tractor pull. Watch the Chronicle for updates on fair activities and schedules.


The Cumberland County High School Class of 1978 will host its 35th reunion Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Two Hearts Convention Center. Registration will begin at 5:45 p.m. Contact Tim Blaylock for additional information at 200-7106.


Crossville’s First United Methodist Church on 100 Braun St., is now offering a clothing ministry. The Clothing Closet is open to all those in need of clothing from Cumberland and surrounding counties. It is on the top floor of the old church building. Visitors may enter from the Braun St. entrance, follow the signs and take the stairs to the top floor. If you have any additional questions, you may call the FUMC office at 484-3537. Donations for the ministry are also being accepted.