Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 5, 2014

‘Treat’ yourself to something special today

CROSSVILLE — Today, Friday, June 6, is National Donut Day! If the centerless sugary treat is one of your favorites, you can eat one today totally guilt free. National Doughnut or Donut, whichever is your preferred spelling, Day is the first Friday of each June. It was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to give honor to the men and women who served donuts to the World War I soldiers. So if the fried confectionary dessert appeals to you, stop by one of your go-to donut places today. Many stores across the country are even giving away some free donuts!

Speaking of treats, seven Martin Elementary School Students are headed to San Antonio to show off their culinary skills. Seven eighth-graders — Giselle Marquez, Rani Patel, Ravena Patel, Erika Rodriguez, Brittany Triplett, Riddhi Upadhyay and Contessa Wilburn — will compete in the national Family Career Community and Leaders of America competition in Texas next month. This comes after winning, along with Cumberland County High School’s team mentioned a couple of weeks ago in this article, contests at the state conference in Nashville.

The teams’ room and travel will be provided. The teams, however, will host several fundraisers over the next few weeks to help cover the cost of other expenses. One of those fundraisers is a car wash tomorrow, Saturday, June 7, at the Kmart parking lot. It will be followed the next Saturday, June 14, with a yard sale, also in the Kmart parking lot. All monies raised will be shared between the two groups.

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Summer is in full swing, and students, who have already been out of school two weeks now, may be looking for something to do once their ball and cheer camps or vacations are finished. The TAD Center’s annual summer program kicks off in just 10 days. The summer activity program will begin Tuesday, June 17. Students must be pre-registered. Registration will be held all day Monday, June 16, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the center on 261 Yvonne Ave. The program is free, and each student will receive a T-shirt to wear on Thursday field trips.

The TAD Summer Program features Open Gym Mondays for high school and/or college students. Tuesdays-Thursdays are elementary student days with a free lunch and snack provided each of the three days.

The focus of this year’s summer program is “TAD and Tobacco Don’t Mix.” The TAD Center is one of the recipients of the Tennessee Tobacco Settlement funds. As a result, the focus this summer will be centered on the addictive qualities of tobacco, secondhand smoke and smokeless tobacco among school students.

Mark Rothstein, a world famous jump roper who utilizes his rope skills to deliver anti-tobacco messages, will be at the TAD Center Wednesday, June 17, and also at North Cumberland Elementary summer program. He will “jump” off a long list of tobacco awareness activities sponsored by the TAD Center the remaining half of 2014.

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