Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 10, 2014

Make friends laugh at the Gong Show

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — The Gong Show is a great way to have fun for all ages. If you’re a cut-up, then the Gong Show is your cup of tea. Everyone loves to laugh, and the Gong Show is welcoming everyone to enter just for the fun of the show. You could win some cash, Dollywood passes and Cumberland County Playhouse tickets.

Henry Hunnicutt is the host of the show, along with some special judges, David Beaty, Donna Garrison,and Mike Turner.

Then there will be the Unknown Comic. In years past Gordon Stack and Red Hawk did a great job. Last year, Panama Jack and Ronnie Chase of WOW Country 102.5 tracked down and found the real Unknown Comic and interviewed him on the air. Will you be able to tell who the Unknown Comic is for this year?

The fourth annual Gong Show will be Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Call now to get into the show — 484-7416 and ask for Tina. Have you gotten your tickets for the show yet? While they last, the $10 tickets are on sale now at the Fair Park Senior Center and are also available at the following sponsor locations: Kali’s Kitchen, Tri-County Equipment Rental, Napa Auto Parts and the local John Deer dealer.

You need to take your sweetheart out this week. Good thing there will be a Valentines dance this Saturday night Feb. 15 at the Fair Park Senior Center. Dinner will be baby back ribs, tators, a veggie and dessert, which will be served at 4 p.m. Special guest will be Anthony Woolbright, with music starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person at the door, which also includes a $5 donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. There will be good food, good music and good fellowship all for a good cause.

FPSC van driver Tommy Cole will be taking seniors to Knoxville for a special treat this Thursday, Feb. 13. They will be going to the WVLT -TV Channel 8 studios. There they will be touring the TV station and will be watching the noon news live. There is still some room on the van at this time.

Learn how to crochet by taking classes with Janet Olinger, which will be restarting Tuesdays at 1 p.m. All the ladies really enjoy learning the different stitches, and you will, too.  

Ring and Sing Folk Music with Faye Brandon will start Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. All seniors can have fun with this class because it is so easy to learn to play the chimes, and they sound so pretty.

Spring is just around the corner. “Gardening Made Easy” will be taught by Debbie Ward, vice president, and some of the members of the Cumberland County Master Gardeners. They will be teaching four classes. The topics are container gardening, square foot gardening, lawn weeds, and vegetable gardening. These classes will be every Wednesday in March at 3 p.m. at the center for the seniors in Cumberland County.

Scott Bruton of Computer Ministries will be teaching classes for Apple, Android smart phones, pads, tablets and now Windows 8 laptops. He will be contacting classes at the center and at Fairfield Glade. Call the center and ask for Tina at 484-7416 for more information and to sign up. Hood Funeral Home of Crossville sponsors the educational classes at Fair Park.

The Fairfield Glade SilverSneakers classes have changed times and locations. Now, they will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for SilverSneakers Circuit. Then 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays for the SilverSneakers Classic. The new location is the Discovery Center (old location of the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church) at 5160 Peavine Rd. across from Food City at the corner of Lakeview Rd.

For this Friday's Breakfast with a Doctor, Ashley Pruitt of CMC will be speaking at 10 a.m., which is just about the time Carolyn will have breakfast ready.

Join your friends at Fair Park Senior Center this week. The center is at 1433 Livingston Rd. Visit the website at or call 484-7416 for more information.