Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


February 20, 2014

AROUND THE TOWN: Congratulations to SMHS top ten of 2014

CROSSVILLE — Stone Memorial High School has announced its top ten academic students from this year’s senior class. The top honor of valedictorian goes to Jessica Bertram. She has achieved the highest grade point average to land the coveted title. The second highest academic achievement was garnered by Briar Kerley. Bertram and Kerley will now be responsible for speeches during their graduation ceremonies. Rounding out the top ten are Seth Sherrill, Kailee Gerzema, Kate Zercher, Abigail Martinez-Hernandez, Jordan Thompson, Samantha Ellis, Chasity Hancock and Mackenzie Pugh.


Do you remember that zany talent/comedy show from the late 1970’s called the Gong Show?

You know the Chuck Barris Production featuring a panel of judges and talents that were either applauded or “gonged” by a large, gold, pendulum that swung on the show’s stage? The Gong Show ran from 1976-1978 on NBC Daytime and in syndication from 1977-1980.  The show was also known for its crazy and ridiculous prizes often awarded to contestants.

Well, Crossville’ answer to the Gong Show will happen this weekend as the Fair Park Senior Citizen Center’s fourth installment lands on the Palace Theater’s stage. This is a fundraiser for the center which provides a host of activities for the seniors in our county. The Fair Park is a not-for-profit organization relying partially on fundraisers and donations to continue their work in our community.

Organizers say this year’s event will feature funny songs, dances and jokes, much like the television series it is based on, and performers may win money and or prizes such as $200 for first place, with second place and third place winners getting $50 and $25, respectively. Other prizes include Dollywood tickets.

Gangnam style dances, an Unknown Comic and Gene the Dancing Machine are all scheduled to appear and acts are still being accepted. If you are interested in performing at the Gong Show, contact Tina at the Fair Park Center. Her number is 484-7416.

Celebrity judges include Crossville City Police Chief David Beaty, City Fire Chief Mike Turner and Donna Garrison. Local comedian and law enforcement officer Henry Hunnicutt  will be the host of this  annual event. The 2014 sponsors are Kali’s Kitchen; John Deer; Napa Auto Parts and Tri County Equipment. Tickets are $10 and available at any of the sponsor business or at the Fair Park Center near the Cumberland County Community Complex.


The TAD Center is sponsoring another 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 1st.  Everyone is welcome to get together with a team of their buddies and enter.  The team entry fee is only $20 and play gets underway at noon.  Call Shane at  (931) 456-2859 if you have any questions.



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