Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


April 25, 2013

Around the Town: Students ready for the red carpet

CROSSVILLE — Dresses, tuxes and corsages, oh my! The prom is to high school students what the red carpet is to female singers and actors. Girls spend hours and hours locating the perfect dress; getting their hair cut, colored and/or styled; having a manicure and a pedicure; selecting jewelry; and, of course, making sure their date is properly attired as well. The process, which normally starts weeks ahead of time, culminates this Saturday night, as both local high schools celebrate Prom 2013.

There are actually three proms in Cumberland County this weekend. Cumberland County High School’s is being hosted at First Baptist Church and Stone Memorial High School’s in their gym. Also in town this weekend will be Bledsoe County High School students, who will be conducting their prom at Fairfield Glade. So expect a lot of traffic, crowded restaurants and beautifully dressed young people as they venture out to celebrate spring and the end of the school year.

Prior to this weekend’s proms are two Mock DUI/Prom Promise events hosted by local police, fire and emergency services, the health department and the TAD Center, in conjunction with high school drama students. They will stage drunken driving crash scene on each of the school’s campuses. Students will hear from special speakers prior to visiting the accident site. Each student will then be given the opportunity to sign a pledge with the TAD Center, promising not to drink and drive on prom night. One lucky student from each school will win $75 cash to help defray prom expenses. The first Mock DUI was Thursday morning at SMHS. The second one will be Friday at CCHS.

If you are out and about this weekend, make sure to look out for student motorists as they travel to Stone Memorial High School off Genesis Rd., First Baptist off South Main St. or Fairfield Glade to their respective proms.


In other school news, the annual TCAP exams begin Friday. Teachers all across the county will be administering the state sanctioned tests to elementary school students.

The “Crossville Comet,” Curt Watson, was one of numerous celebrities at the annual Orange and White game Saturday. Watson is a former CCHS player who rushed for 2,364 yards and made 22 touchdowns in Neyland Stadium. Watson was also the first player to be named all Southeastern Conference all three varsity years. Watson went on to join the Navy, where he became a prestigious Blue Angel Pilot. He now flies for Federal Express. Other celebrities at the exhibition game were Lee Corso of ESPN and Martin from cable television's “Duck Dynasty,” as well as more than 500 former UT players such as Eric Berry.

The Cumberland County Playhouse’s annual dance performance opened Thursday night on the Main Stage. “Broadway Our Way” is the theme for this year’s performance. Students will dance, sing and act their way through a bevy of hits. Contact the box office for ticket prices and show times.

Tickets are literally selling almost as fast as they can be printed for the Taste of Crossville 2013 version. The annual tasting event has been slated for Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Depot and Taylor Square. It will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the Depot, Shanks Center for the Arts or at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center. Entertainment will be provided by Ozone Falls. Contact DCI at 787-1324.

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