Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


August 27, 2012

Come play at Senior Day at the fair

CROSSVILLE — The fair is here! The excitement seems to bring out the little kid in all of us. Seniors are just older kids who love to laugh, play and have fun. Senior Day at the fair reminds them of field day at school, where you play and compete in all kinds of games outside for the day. Friends at Hood Funeral Home will be sponsoring the fun which is free to all the seniors in Cumberland County.

There will be a variety of activities to entertain and test your knowledge. A large bingo game will start at 8:30 a.m., which is sponsored by Cumberland County Bank. Then there will be horseshoes, softball throw, spelling bee, Bible quiz and marbles, just to name a few.

There will also be unique contests. So ladies shave those legs for the Women’s Prettiest Legs Contest. Men get ready to show off those legs for the Men’s Knobby Knees Contest. If you have a crazy hat, bring it. If not, make up one that is just as crazy as it can be, for fun and to win the Crazy Hat trophy. The yodeling and hog calling contests will make you laugh. There is so much taking place at Senior Day —including recognition of the oldest person, the one with the most grandkids, the shortest person, the tallest person and more — that everyone can enter.   

Senior Day at the Fair is also when this year’s Ms. Senior Cumberland County will be chosen and crowned. Who will win this year? 

There seems to be no problem with folks ready to cool down when they bring out those water balloons for the water balloon toss. Everybody gets wet and it feels great. Do not miss out on a chance to grab the loot in the grand finale — the popular money machine sponsored by First National Bank of Tennessee. It will be available for one lucky participant to grab as much “cash” as they can.

A little friendly competition will stir up the kid in all of us so make plans to bring your friends to be entertained and have lots of fun at Senior Day at the Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. Please note that in honor of Senior Day at the Fair, the gate is free until 3:00 p.m. After that time, full admission for the evening fair activities must be paid.

Fair Park Senior Center is just across the street from the fairgrounds, 1433 Livingston Rd. So plan to come visit the center soon. You can also visit the center’s website at to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as online versions of the center’s monthly newsletter, “Newsline.” For more information about the center, call Tina at 484-7416.

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