Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

February 4, 2014

Seniors excited about upcoming Game Day

CROSSVILLE — On the first day of sunshine after the arctic freeze, the 127 Senior Center met on Friday, Jan. 31. Dominos, billiards and bingo were played by the members. Arlene Simmons called the bingo numbers, with Quality Health Care providing the gifts.

The new president for 2014, Fred Zoeller, opened the general meeting at 10:30 a.m., with Mary Brown saying the opening prayer and Gene Brown leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jan Neitzke gave her report on the following trips: March 12 is the trip to the Corvette Assembly Plant Tour in Bowling Green, KY. The New Orleans trip in April is full. The trip to the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge will be May 7; cost is $65 and includes lunch. The trip to Wisconsin Dells, House on the Rock and more will be June 8-14. The Chattanooga yacht trip on Aug. 16 is sold out. For more information, call Jan at 788-3667.

Sunshine Lady Nancy Fincher is still not doing well, along with Jim Evans and Charles Ferguson. All the members will keep them in their prayers and, as Nancy always says, the military personnel. Also, Toy Smith passed away recently.

Charlie Mount announced that the Fairfield Glade Lions Club presented a presentation called “Ancient America” Feb. 3 at the Palace Theatre. Bill Bullard, who has been a train enthusiast since he was five years old, showed everyone his homemade steam whistle, which is run by bellows with three different tones. Wow! It sounds like the train of years gone by.

Fred reminded members of Game Day, which will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. See Rachel Schellinger to pay $3 (includes lunch) and join in the fun. Do not forget to keep bringing in items for the corridor sale and come enjoy the great bluegrass music on Thursdays starting at 6 p.m.

There will be an AARP Drivers’ Class Feb. 10 and 11 (Monday and Tuesday) from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Julian Kimer at (630) 947-5486 to make reservations. Cost for members is $14 and non-members $16.00.

Tom Fincher introduced the finest guitar player around – Tony Zarola — for the entertainment for the day. Tony played many wonderful songs including Sting, Misty, My Father’s Pathway, the theme from Godfather and the beautiful “Summertime,” which he also sings with Terry Utsey plus many more. The members had another treat listening to Cowboy Bob singing “Your Man,” which is Josh Turner’s song. Both gentlemen were terrific and enjoyed by all the members.

Fred led the members in the dinner prayer before the members enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Sharon Hilton and Ginny Herbert and all their helpers. Until next time have a blessed and wonderful week.

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