Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

May 15, 2014

AROUND THE TOWN: Seniors wrap up week with graduations

CROSSVILLE — Graduation ceremonies were on tap this week for Cumberland County seniors. The class of 2014 at Phoenix High School graduated Wednesday night; Stone Memorial High School seniors turned their tassels Thursday; and Cumberland County High School seniors will graduate Friday night, May 16. All three high schools have been in graduation mode this week with a host of breakfasts, practices and class night events.

If you are out and about tonight, please remember to exercise caution as traffic will increase due to the graduation exercises and an increase of out-of-town visitors. Watch out for other motorists, observe the speed limits, wear safety restraints, and please don’t drink and drive.

All other Cumberland County High School students will be released from the clas room for summer vacation next Friday, May 23, at 10 a.m. Next week’s school schedule includes a regular schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday is an administrative day for administrators and faculty. Students will return to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 6, for the first day of the 2014-15 academic school year.

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A local woman has a story in a national women’s magazine. Peggy Swanson of Crossville submitted an article to First Magazine called the "Power of Love: Out of the Blue." It was printed in the June edition of First.

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It is only a few more days until the annual Taste of Crossville. This mega crowd-attracting event is slated for Thursday night, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Crossville at Taylor Square. Main St. will be closed between 5th St. and Neecham. Handicap parking will be available beside Crossville Wholesale Supply.

Organizers say “many of the vendors are returning and have many new ones have been added. Angel’s Heavenly Treats, Cancun Mexican Restaurant, Forte’s on the Square, Big Boy’s Barbeque, Big John’s Barbeque, Brass Lantern, Catfish Cabin, Food City, Kroger, The Diner, Long John Silver’s, Red Barn Garden, Sammy Jo’s Diner, Stonehenge Grill, Legends, Swee Ling Tea House, Under the Sun Natural Foods and Good Samaritans were all committed at press time, with more being added each day.

Carrie Hassler will be providing the entertainment. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Progressive Savings Bank, Fairfield Glade Community Center, Cahoots and the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets sold out last year and were not available at the event, organizers say. There are only 1,000 tickets being sold.

The following Thursday night, May 29, Downtown Crossville Inc. (DCI) will kick off its summer concert series at the amphitheater. Thursdays at the AMP will include music by Jimmy Daddy Davis, Humaniares, Blue Mother Tupelo, The Flea Market Hustlers, Jay Clark and the Beavers. The concerts will be held each Thursday night until July 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. You are advised to bring chairs, dinner and friends to the free concerts. If you need additional information, contact DCI by calling 787-1324 or by emailing dci@volfirst.net.

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The Blue Jean Ball and Benefit Auction is slated for Saturday at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center. The event will get underway at 5 p.m. There will be a sit down dinner and entertainment by Music Road. Tickets are $35, with all proceeds going to the Kids on the Rise.

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