Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

April 3, 2012

127 Seniors ready for NashTrash trip

CROSSVILLE — The 127 Seniors met March 30 for bingo, conversation and good food. Arlene Simmons called the numbers, and the members brought bingo gifts in brown paper bags. They now have a fifth Friday sponsor, Care All Home Care Service. Fred Zoeller, president, opened the meeting, and Sharon Hilton gave the prayer, followed by Mario Gambaccini with the pledge to the flag.

Jan Neitzke gave the trips report, and there is one seat left for the NashTrash trip April 19. Cost is $65. The Cherokee, NC casino trip is planned for May 8 for $30. The May Savannah trip is sold out. June 12 will be the trip to Murfreesboro/Bell Buckle and will include a Civil War display, a tour of the Oaklands Historic House Museum and the McGregor stables and dinner at Miller's Grocery. Cost is $50, and the money is due May 18. July 10-12 will be the trip to Helen, GA with many stops including Anna Ruby Falls, Goats on the Roof, Charlemagne's Kingdom, Christmas shops, the Little White House in Warm Springs and Callaway Gardens. There will also be a stop at Babyland General Hospital to see the Cabbage Patch Kids. Cost is $300 for this trip, and the deposit of $50 is due May 18. Final payment is due June 15.

Aug. 16 will be the trip to RCA Studio B in Nashville, where the greats have recorded and to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Cost is $50, and the bus will leave the senior center at 7:30 a.m. Money is due July 13. The September trip will be to McMinnville to see the Honeymoon Ball of Gen. John Hunt Morgan at Falcon Rest. Dinner is included for $50. Money is due Aug. 17. Bus will leave the senior center at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a guided tour of McMinnville. October will be the trip to the Grand Canyon, and there are still seats available. The Nov. 6 trip to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is sold out at this time. The Dec. 4 trip will be to Pigeon Forge to see the Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Show.

Members are asked to remember the following on their prayer list: Pat Mount, Bob Jones, T.C. Lewis and Dot Conklin.

Fred reminded everyone to bring in items for the 127 sale, buy Kroger coupons that help the center and bluegrass music every Thursday night. The next game day will be April 24. Lucy Elmore showed slides of the trip to Hawaii last year. After the table blessing, the kitchen staff served fifth Friday sandwiches, soup, salads and desserts.

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