Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

July 2, 2014

Garrisons entertain 127 Seniors

CROSSVILLE — On June 27, the members of the 127 Senior Center had a great time socializing, playing bingo called by Arlene Simmons and the gifts were furnished by Dr. M. Galloway, which the members say “thanks.” Also, they now have two tables of domino players, which are all quite competitive and enjoying the game.

Fred Zoeller, president, called the general meeting to order, with Brenda Williams (who they welcomed back to the fold) saying the opening prayer, and Freddie Whittaker leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Fred reminded all that they will be closed Friday, July 4, and wished everyone a safe holiday.

Nancy Fincher, Sunshine Lady, brought all the members up to date on the sick and or recovering from surgery, i.e., Carl Brooks and Ginny and James Evans. Tom Simmons, Rachel Schellinger, Sandy Divine and Brenda Williams are back on the healthy list. Keep everyone in your prayers and please never forget the brave women and men in all the military branches.

Jane Eroh was welcomed by all as a new member. They had a visitor, Phil Buchanan. Fred asked members to donate drinks for the 127 Corridor sale. Bring only the following: Coke, regular and diet; Pepsi, regular and diet; Sprite; Dr. Pepper; root beer; and bottled water. All sodas are to be 12-ounce cans and the water needs to be 16.9-ounce bottles. Please no off brands.

Bob Jones advised all of the last day to sign up for the annual picnic, which will be July 18, starting at 9 a.m. Fred gave a report on the fundraiser, which was held at the Palace.

They are losing a wonderful member, Rita Varney, who is moving to Minnesota by her children. Rita will truly be missed. She gave all a farewell with wonderful words of the center and its members.

Do not forget there will be bluegrass music Thursday, July 3. For the trip on July 10, please be at the center by 8:30 a.m.

Tom Fincher announced July 11 at the Palace there will be a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with Frank Sexton, Southern Pride Band and many others. Tom also thanked Lee and Barbara Heffner for helping at the fundraiser at the Palace with collecting the tickets and gave a big “hey” for all the work Tom, with Nancy as assistant, in putting together the fundraiser. Tom introduced the entertainment — Donna and D.J. Garrison, who are well known and liked by the members. They did a wonderful selection of patriotic songs, and Donna presented some history behind some of these meaningful songs. Thanks to you both.

After the dinner prayer, which was sung by Bob Jones, a delicious meal was prepared by Jean Wettlaufer with help from Anna Cox, Sandra Gadwell and Gladys Butler. Members furnished the side dishes and the desserts. God bless and have a safe and fun July 4.

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