Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


February 27, 2014

TAD Center plans several events for March

CROSSVILLE — The month of March begins tomorrow and that means a host of activities are planned by the TAD Center. Tomorrow, March 1, is the annual three-on-three basketball tournament. On March 20 over at the Palace Theatre the TAD Center will host its annual Youth Talent Show Preliminary Contest to the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, and then, Monday, March 31, will be the annual spring fundraising fashion show hosted by Gigi’s Boutique and the Screen Door.

The three-on-three tournament will be Saturday, beginning at noon. Teams of all ages are welcome to participate, and the team entry fee is only $20. 

The annual Youth Talent Show is slated for March 20 at the Palace Theater. This competition is open to students ages 8-12 and 13-21. Cash prizes will be awarded in both categories. The winner of the 13-21 year-old contest will advance to the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville come September where the grand prize is $1,000. All types of talents are wanted: singers, dancers, musicians, bands, comedians, jugglers, dramatic readings, etc. There is no admission fee for participants. However, registration must be completed by stopping by the TAD Center on 261 Yvonne Ave. during regular business hours Monday through Friday or by calling the center at 456-2859.

If you wish to watch the talent show, please bring three items of non-perishable foods as admission. All food items will be donated to Cumberland Good Samaritans, a TAD Center partner agency, for its food pantry.

Lastly, the TAD Center will benefit from the fourth annual spring fundraising fashion show at Forte's on the Square. The show will feature the latest in fashion and accessories from Gigi’s Boutique and the Screen Door, door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets to the fashion show are available at Gigi’s, the Screen Door and the TAD Center. They are $20. The price includes lunch, dessert, beverage and fashion show. All proceeds from the fashion show will benefit the TAD Center and its many programs.


Martin Elementary has named its superlative eighth graders for the 2013-'14 academic years. Caleb Lester and Mia Flores were named Mr. and Miss Martin Elementary. Spencer Pack and Riddhi Upadhyay are Most Likely to Succeed. Zach Lawson and Vidalia Dickens are Most Athletic. Brandon Kluender and Hannah Andrews were voted Best Personality. Andrew Allred and Amber McNeeley were named Most School Spirited. Aza Morrison and Shea Alcorn are Most Talkative. Ryan Graham and Maddie Graham were voted Best Dressed, while Jonathan Vanosdale and Gracie Ramirez were selected Most Artistic. These awards were voted on by their eighth-grade classmates.

Blood donations are still down, and the American Red Cross has scheduled another blood drive for Cumberland County. The drive will be at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Friday, March 7. Hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All types of blood are needed.

Also a great big "Good Luck" to Coaches Rhadika Miller and Leslie Eldridge for the CCHS Lady Jets and Coaches Neil Capps and Jess Raby and the SMHS Panthers on their sub-state games this weekend. What a fine basketball season the teams have enjoyed.

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