Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

October 24, 2013

AROUND THE TOWN: Get ready for Halloween fun

CROSSVILLE — Pumpkins candy and costumes… oh, my! It is beginning to look a lot like Halloween around the county. As a result, there are a host of alternative activities planned for the big holiday night as well as several pre-Halloween activities.

Cumberland Mountain State Park, off Hwy. 127 S, will kick off the holiday events with a huge event this Saturday, Oct. 26. Action will begins at 3 p.m. and will last until 7 p.m. and will include hayrides, face painting, costume contest, refreshments at the recreation lodge and the annual candy distribution from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This is a free event!

Autumn Acres, just off I-40 on Bair Road in Cumberland County, is one of the area’s must see places for families. Featuring corn mazes, pirates playgrounds, chicken coops, a straw crawl and a host of other activities as well as concessions and souvenirs, this is a great place for the entire family to have some fall fun. The website address is www.autumnacres.org if you need more information.

The TAD Center’s annual “Say Boo to Drugs” party is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This free event features a 4:30 p.m. costume contest, with a $100 cash prize to first-place winner; $75 to second; $50 to third; and $25 to the fourth-place winner. Say Boo to Drugs will also include bobbing for apples, free treat bags for all participants and other games and contests. There is no admission fee and costumes are not required to participate. Call the TAD Center at 456-2859 for more information.

Say Boo to Drugs is held each year in conjunction with the annual Red Ribbon Week Celebration, which begins on Sunday. Red Ribbon Week is set aside each year to allow United States communities to show their support for drug free endeavors.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Cumberland County Community Complex, also known as the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, will be the site of Cumberland Fellowship Church’s annual Fall Festival. It will begins at 6 p.m. and feature games, prizes and more.

Halloween evening activities will include the annual trunk or treat hosted by Linary Church of Christ, beginning at 6 p.m. The 2013 installment will also feature inflatables and pumpkin painting. Linary is on Old Hwy. 28 just off of Hwy. 127 S. Central Baptist Church on South Main Street will host its annual trunk and treat. Kids may walk through the parking lot of the church and show off their costumes as they “trick or treat” at vehicles. Trunk or treat will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m. at Central Baptist on Halloween night.

Reminder: If you are going door to door this Halloween, please follow these safety tips:

• Make sure costumes are visible in the dark so children are easily seen.

• Check all candy before eating it.

• Knock only at lighted houses.

• Watch for trick or treaters on the roads and report any suspicious activities to law enforcement.

***

The 2013 CCHS Jet Homecoming activities culminate Friday night with the crowning of a new homecoming queen and class competition winners being announced. The Jets have celebrated all week with dress-up days, banner contests and even the annual homecoming parade (If you are reading this on Thursday afternoon, the parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. from CCHS and make its way down Main St.). The Jets will host Grundy County while the Stone Memorial High School Panthers will travel to Sparta to face the Warriors.

The University of Tennessee Vols will be in some rough territory Saturday as they face the No. one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on their home turf. This comes after upsetting the South Carolina Gamecocks at Neyland Stadium last Saturday. The Vols won on a field goal, just after my favorite Vol, true freshman Marquez North, snags a 39-yard, one-handed catch. Kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m.

***

It is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Cumberland County’s Avalon Center is hosting its third and final “Stock the Shelter” event this Saturday at Food City in Fairfield Glade. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Avalon is requesting donations for its shelter such as shampoo, soaps, toilet paper, paper towels etc.

1
Text Only
Lifestyles
  • 8-8 counseling center-play with dolls.jpg Christian Counseling Center celebrating 12 years

    Help the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County (C5) celebrate 12 years of community service. Dine at Ruby Tuesday of Crossville Aug. 8, 9 or 10. Print the flyer from the center’s website, www.cccotp.org, and give it to the server.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • A Time 4 Paws collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls in fight against global poverty

    Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes no longer wanted are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.

    July 24, 2014

  • Parkinson’s therapies help patients live big and loud

    Parkinson’s disease has famously affected the lives of celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. But whether a person with Parkinson’s is world famous or a next-door neighbor, new therapies are offering hope for a better quality of life.

    July 22, 2014

  • 8-5 CATS in Palace-Carole Jarboe Cullen - waterfall.jpg Local art event planned at CATS

    Plans are being made for an event sponsored by the CATS Gallery at the Palace Theatre, 72 South Main St., Crossville, Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and an opportunity to view a performance painting by artist Chuck Jensen. A live auction of donated art pieces will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the opportunity to "Be a Cool Cat — Buy Local Art." There is free admission, but it is advisable to get a free ticket at the CATS Gallery in the middle section of the Crossville Mall, at the Palace Theatre or from any participating member of CATS. During the event, original art items including paintings, photographs, and jewelry will be offered for auction, such as this expressive waterfall painting by Carole Cullen.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 23, 2014)

    July 22, 2014

  • fair park.jpg Heritage demonstrators welcome

    Most of Americans today never stop to think how different our lives would have been several hundred years ago. How many times a day do we wash our hands, and do we ever realize when we take those hot showers and lather up, the long all-day process our ancestors had to go through just to make a bar of soap? Not to mention packing water to the house and heating it up over a wood fire just to have a bath and wash clothes. Times are changing faster than ever.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg Mathes restores a bit of Pleasant Hill's history

    Miss Alice Adshead, RN, created a “wilderness trail” through the woods just down the hill from Uplands Sanatorium, the first hospital in Cumberland County once located on Main St. in Pleasant Hill.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • plateau gardening-hydrangeas5117.jpg Prune flowering shrubs: now or wait until February?

    Experts say, “Don’t prune woody-stemmed plants (shrubs, trees and some types of vines) after mid-August.” Do pay close attention to that advice. The purpose of this late-season pruning prohibition is to keep plants healthy.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_1850.jpg Burgess Falls offers a big payoff for a short hike

    At Burgess Falls, you can be out of your car and taking in the breathtaking view of the Falling Water River as it falls 136 feet in the third and final drop of the river with just a short walk through the woods.
    But even though the state park is close to civilization, this natural wonder retains its wild and scenic reputation.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo 19 Links

  • 8-2 colonial dames.jpg Colonial Dames honors members with luncheon

    The John McKnitt Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century held its May meeting at the home of Joyce Ernst. Those present were Sherry Sneed, Jessie Watts, Dot Brodhag, Kandy B. Smith, Lynn Constan, Donna Hamilton, Margaret Markum, Lana Davis, Sara Tripiciano, Jane Tavernier, Joyce Ernst, Kathy Wilson, Charlotte Reynolds, and Cheryl Chrobot. President Lana Davis welcomed the ladies and followed with the opening ritual.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo