Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

August 20, 2013

Garrisons pay tribute to Elvis

CROSSVILLE — The meeting of the 127 Senior Center held Aug. 16 began with fun and games, with bingo numbers called by Arlene Simmons and prizes donated by Bob Folger of State Farm Insurance. Others played billiards and dominoes.

At 10:30 a.m., President Emil Neitzke called the meeting to order and an opening prayer was offered by Brenda Williams. Emil led the Pledge of Allegiance and then began the meeting, letting the members know that there will be no more Kroger coupons. Instead of the coupons, members are asked to provide the numbers from their Kroger cards and these numbers then give credit to the center from Kroger. They are asked to record these numbers with Jan, the treasurer.

Jan told members that their trip to the Jack Daniels Distillery went great, and she also had a great report about Miss Mary Bobos Luncheon. The next trip in September to Mackinac Island was so popular that she is having two separate buses. The first bus will be leaving Sept. 8-14 and is sold out.  Those taking the first bus have been given their itineraries. The second bus will be leaving Sept. 22-28, and those itineraries have not been distributed yet. The October trip is to Dollywood for a gospel and Harvest Celebration Oct. 8. Payment of $75 for this trip is due by Sept. 13. On Nov. 26, they will be going to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see Suite Surrender, followed by dinner at Gondola Restaurant. They will carpool for this event.

Jan has also posted information about two trips for 2014. The one to New Orleans in April is already sold out and one to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine Sept. 20-28 still has openings. Anyone interested in either of these trips should contact Jan Neitzke at 788-3667. Even though the New Orleans trip is filled at this time, you can always be put on the waiting list.

Members who will be working at the Cumberland County Fair can pick up their T-shirts at the fair office Thursday, Aug. 22. 

Arlene Simmons let the members know that her husband, Tom, is out of the hospital and doing much better. She also advised those living in Tansi that animal traps have been set out in the area. So watch your pets.

Entertainers this week were D.J. and Donna Garrison, treating members to wonderful renditions of Elvis’ songs. Donna would lead in with interesting facts about either the song or about Elvis, and D.J. sang and played his keyboard. They really enjoyed hearing so many or their old favorite songs.

Following the entertainment, Jan escorted Donna and D.J. to the dining room, where they all enjoyed Anna Cox's wonderful chicken and dumplings, prepared with the help of her staff of helpers. Other side dishes and desserts brought in by the members made for a delicious luncheon.

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