Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

March 4, 2013

Lots of laughs at the Gong Show

CROSSVILLE — Every act in this year’s Gong Show was entertaining and funny. The show was only a few tickets away from being sold out. Special thanks goes out to all who entered the show and who bought tickets, as well as the people who worked on the show. Everyone worked so hard on their acts, and all could have won. The show seemed to get better and better with every act.

Terri Utsey won third place. Carlena Hesters won second, and D.J. and Donna Garrison won first place. Everyone also got so excited dancing in the audience and in the green room to the Gangnam Style and YMCA dances.

Thank you to the judges — Gary Howard, Ronnie Chase and Mike Turner — and host Henry Hunnicutt. Thanks to the Crossville Chronicle team, Peg Broadcasting, Gateway and others who promoted the show. The Gong Show is crazy comedy.

The next Fair Park Senior Center fundraiser will be Crossville’s Got Talent, which is coming up on Friday, May 17 at the Palace Theatre. So they want anyone and everyone to show them your talent, whether it be singing, dancing, music and or something else. But do not wait until the last minute to sign up for the show. There will be auditions for this year’s show on Saturday, May 4. Call Tina at 484-7416 to enter today.

Fair Park is going to have a special Line Dancing Dance Night for all on the second Saturday of the month for the next three months. Line dancing at Fair Park is a big deal. They currently have two classes for seniors to enjoy. On Tuesday morning, Elizabeth Haywood teaches the class. Then every Thursday night, Ann and Don Weaver lead the line dancing, teaching all in both single and couple dances.

They are all joining together for the next three months to have Line Dancing Dance Night, which is open to everyone. The Weavers are inviting everyone, young and old, to join them. So if you like to line dance, just come with your dancing shoes and get in line. Enjoy the fun on the second Saturday of the month: March 9, April 13 and May 11. The time is 7 to 10 p.m. Charge at the door is $5, which goes to the senior center.

Almost everyone today is using computers. A lot of folks wish now that they had taken typing classes back in their school days. Computer keyboarding is being offered at the center in the computer lab with Joanne Cooper. You will be surprised how many fewer mistakes you will make using the correct typing method. It is easy, but you have to practice. The classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., just for three days. This is an online class. So you must already have access to the internet at home, so you can practice. For more information and to sign up, call Joann at 484-7416.

The seniors at Fair Park are going on the road, with van trips being planned. Coming up this month are the following: Thursday, March 7, to Cade’s Cove; Tuesday, March 12, to Bush Beans in Dandridge; Thursday, March 21 to WBIR-TV 10 in Knoxville; and Tuesday, March 26, to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Tommy Cole will be driving all of these trips. You do need to sign up at the front desk before the van is full.

People who are retired are staying busy and making new friends at all the activities going on at Fair Park Senior Center. It is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday throgh Friday, with some extra activities at night. It is across the street from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as online versions of the center’s monthly newsletter, “Newsline.”

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