Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 10, 2014

Seniors invite Patterson, Nesbitt family to meeting

CROSSVILLE — On June 6 (D-Day’s 70th anniversary), the members of the 127 Senior Center gathered together to play dominos and bingo, which was called by Arlene Simmons and the gifts were provided by the Eye Center of Tennessee, which the members say “thanks.”

The general meeting was called to order by Lucy Elmore, vice president, with Gladys Butler saying the opening prayer and Sally Sykes leading the Pledge of Allegiance. A thank you card was received from Habitat of Humanity for the books that were donated to them after the book sale.

Jan Neitzke reported that the trip to Bush’s Beans Museum has been changed to Oct. 14, instead of Oct. 8. She asked that you pay for the last three trips of the year after July 11.

Nancy Fincher, sunshine lady, reported on all the sick/recovering from surgery members as follows: Carl Brooks, Ray Acquista and Jim and Ginny Evans. Please keep them in your prayers, and never forget the wonderful, brave men and women in the military. Nancy also read an article on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Be sure to thank the veterans who made D-Day possible because they are all now in their 80s and 90s. Thank the veterans before it is too late.

Leonard Hollender announced that on June 20 the World War II veterans meet at Shoney’s at 11:30 a.m. They tell some of their stories they experienced while in the military. Call 788-6222 for reservations.

The summer schedule for the bluegrass band is on the first and third Thursdays and start at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, and it is free. Also do not forget to bring in your items for the corridor sale.

Mary Brown, birthday lady, announced all the May birthdays and anniversaries and the members sang with Gwen Flynn on the piano. A special “congratulations” goes to Harold and Gwen Flynn on their 58th anniversary.

Lucy Elmore welcomed a new member, Edna Van Horn. There also were guests welcomed, Lyn Dufore and Lisa Jones. Please do not bring in desserts Friday. Bob Jones reminded everyone that they have only three more weeks to sign up for the annual picnic, which will be Friday, July 18. Bingo will start at 9 a.m. with "special" prizes. Come and have a great time.

Tom Fincher introduced Luanne Patterson, volunteer coordinator for the House of Hope. Patterson informed the members about what they do for the community regarding the needy, abused and homeless children. This is an organization that is so very necessary for this community and they are doing a terrific job. They have a store called the Threads of Hope, with all volunteers working there and all the profits going to the organization. Patterson stated that if the members wanted to have an angel tree for Christmas to see her. They help furnish gifts for approximately 400 children in the community who would not have anything under their Christmas tree.

Tom Fincher then announced the group called the Nesbitt Family from Smith County who sang and played beautiful gospel music. The members sang along and also hope they will return again soon to hear the harmony of this wonderful and talented family.

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