Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 19, 2013

127 Seniors welcome new members

By Elaine Mumme
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — The 127 Senior Center members gathered together Nov. 15 to socialize with coffee, goodies and chit chat. Billiards, dominos and bingo were enjoyed by the members. Bingo numbers were called by Arlene Simmons, who does a great job by the way, and the gifts were furnished by Buckeye Home Health.

Emil Neitzke, president, opened the general meeting at 10:30 a.m., with Nancy Fincher saying the opening prayer and Tom Fincher leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Everyone gave a warm welcome back to Jan.

Emil and the members welcomed new members Ron and Helen Lord. Shirley Phillips, Christmas tree chairman, with her husband, Brent, asked for helpers to decorate the tree at the First National Bank on Dec. 3 at 9 a.m.

Treasurer's report was given by Jan Neitzke. She reminded the members that the performance of Suite Surrender at the Cumberland County Playhouse will be Nov. 26. Be at the Playhouse by 2 p.m. Dinner will be at Ryan's after the play. On Dec. 4, the bus for the trip to see the Rockettes will leave at 3:30 p.m. First stop will be for dinner at Demo's in Lebanon, which is on your own.

All the 2014 trips that were mentioned in the Nov. 1 meeting are on the sign-up table. Those who are going on the New Orleans trip April 6-12 need to turn in their deposits by Nov. 17. If you do not pay Jan by then, your name will be taken off the list. There are four openings as of this date for the trip.

Friday, Nov. 22, is the Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. So come "gobble" up the delicious meal, which is only $7 a person. You do not have to sign up; just pay at the door.

The members were reminded that if anyone wants to run for office or nominate anyone, they must see Sally Sykes to sign up. The election will be Dec. 3.

Nancy Fincher, the Sunshine Lady, also welcomed Jan back to the fold. So you know she was missed by all the members. Nancy, also reminded the members that the Christmas on the Mountain show at the Palace was Nov. 16. Nancy let all the members know who were on the sick list and to keep them in your prayers and to not forget the brave military men and women. One of the members, Dot Conklin, passed away. May she rest in peace.

Fred Zoeller asked that whoever brings in side dishes or desserts to please put your name on the dish for easier return of same. The entertainment was provided by Gene Brown and the Cumberland Mountain Boys, who are well known and liked by the members. Also there were two cloggers by the names of Arlene Simmons and Mary Brown. Thanks for an enjoyable hour. After the dinner prayer, members enjoyed a delicious chili dish prepared by Denise Acquista and her helpers. Until next time have a wonderful and blessed week.