Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 17, 2014

Gong Show is this Friday

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — For a funny song, joke or dance, you could win some money at the Friday, Feb. 21, at the Palace Theatre. You never know who will win. The first-place winner will receive $200 and Dollywood tickets. The second-place winner will win $50 and Cumberland County Playhouse tickets. The third-place winner will get $25.

You and your friends can dress silly, lip sync and act out a joke, anything for a laugh. If you have every done any kind of funny act before anywhere, they would love to see it. The show is a great place for teenagers to show off. Just call the Fair Park Senior Center and ask for Tina at 484-7416 and you’re in the show.

Gene the Dancing Machine will be back. See if you can guess who the Unknown Comic is. Some of the previous winners will be performing like Carlene Hesters and Tony Perry.

The Gong Show is a fundraiser for the Fair Park Senior Center, which provides many kinds of activities for seniors in the county to enjoy. The center is a nonprofit and recently had to purchase a grinder pump for the sewer system. They would appreciate your donations and you’ll enjoy the laughs.

Tickets can be purchased by the sponsors of the show: Kali’s Kitchen, which is located in Woodmere Mall, a great place to eat; Tri-County Equipment Rental, which is the NAPA Auto Parts dealer and John Deer Dealer in Crossville, located at 1099 Industrial Blvd. You don’t want to miss this show. You may feel left out when you hear how good it was.

City of Crossville Police Chief David Beaty will present another wonderful and interesting Senior Police Academy, starting Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m., one day every week for eight weeks. If you enjoy police science and law enforcement and are interested in how the judicial system works in Crossville, you will enjoy this free class. Some of the topics will be tactical response team, firearms, crime scene investigation, K-9 demonstrations and much more. Space is limited to the first 24 seniors who sign up. Call Tina at 484-7416 today. Hood Funeral Home in Crossville sponors the educational programs at Fair Park.

The Fair Park Senior Center is at 1433 Livingston Rd., across from the fairgrounds. It is open to seniors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some evening classes. Check out the website to learn more at or call 484-7416.