Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 31, 2013

Seniors gather for Halloween fun

By Elaine Mumme
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — The 127 Senior Center members gathered together Oct. 25 to socialize with coffee, goodies and chit chat. They played billiards, dominos and bingo, with Arlene Simmons calling to numbers, and the prizes were furnished by Dr. M. Stewart Galloway, ophthalmologist. Emil Neitzke, president, opened the general meeting at 10:30 a.m., with Lucy Elmore saying the opening prayer and Bob Jones leading the Pledge of Allegiance. 

On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Bluegrass music was cancelled, but will be back on Thursday Nov. 7.

Emil welcomed new members, Cindy Jones and Les Cooper.

Jan Neitzke gave her report on the final two trips for 2013. On Nov. 26, there will be a trip to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see Suite Surrender (the 2:30 p.m. show). Members will carpool or meet at the Playhouse. They will also have dinner after the show at a local restaurant, which will be announced shortly. The trip on Dec. 4 will be see the Rockettes at the Opryland in Nashville. They will be stopping at Demo’s in Lebanon for dinner and then head to Nashville. More details will follow, or call Jan.

The Christmas dinner will be Dec. 13. The cost is $5 per person. Do not forget to sign up on the sheet, which is on the trip table in the meeting room. 

Arlene Simmons organized a Halloween hat contest. There were a number of entries competing. The judges picked the following winners: Gene Ballew, first place; Gladys Butler, second place; Sandy Devine, third place; and Elaine Mumme, fourth place. All winners received prizes. Thanks, Arlene.

Nancy Fincher, the sunshine lady, gave her report on all the sick members. She advised that Charlie Ferguson is recovering and asked for prayers for Charlie, all the other sick members and for the many military men and women. Thank you, Nancy.

Leonard Hollender read a heartwarming letter pertaining to the many military personnel who are in harm's way. Rita Marvin advised the members to keep a close watch on their debit cards because there are some people scamming in this area. If this happens call the bank immediately. 

All who volunteered at the county fair this past summer are advised that they need a ticket for the dinner that will given in their honor Nov. 9 at the fairgrounds.

The entertainment was the great duo D.J. and Donna Garrison. Donna gave the members a great deal of history on Halloween with D.J.’s arrangements of wonderful music. Oh, yes, D.J. also did an Elvis song. The members always welcome their performances. After the dinner prayer, the members enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Anna Cox and her helpers, with the side dishes and desserts brought in by the members. Have a wonderful and blessed week.