Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

June 3, 2014

Senior center plans fundraiser

By Elaine Mumme
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — On Friday, May 30, members of the 127 Senior Center gathered to socialize with coffee, goodies and chit chat. They played dominos and bingo, which was called by Arlene Simmons, and the most generous gifts were provided by Life Care Center of Crossville.

Lucy Elmore, vice president, opened the general meeting, with Larry Oslund saying the opening prayer and Faye Oslund lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Jan Neitzke gave her report on the remaining trips for 2014. The train trip for Aug. 16 is sold out. The the monies for the September trip to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are due June 13. The trip to the Bush’s Beans Museum has changed from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, and there are two openings left. The Nov. 5 trip to the Country Tonight Theater has one opening. The Christmas trip on Dec. 13 to Renfro Valley is sold out. For any further information, call Jan 788-3667.

Sunshine Lady Nancy Fincher gave her report on the sick or those recovering from surgery are Ray Acquista, Shirley Seifert, Carl Brooks and Brenda Williams. The following have returned to the gatherings: Fred Zoeller, Ted Mumme, Andy Bertolino and Larry and Faye Oslund. Welcome back to every one of you. Keep all the members that have not returned in your prayers. Do not forget to pray for a safe return of all the military and for their families. A letter of thanks was received from Brenda Williams.

Everyone welcomed a visitor, who is Betty LeDuc’s son, Gary LeDuc. Sue (Goforth) Hinkson’s birthday was celebrated by a lovely cake brought in by her husband, Leroy, and the members sang “Happy Birthday.” Fred Zoeller thanked the members for the prayers, cards, visits and goodies.

Tom Fincher reminded everyone that the fundraiser will be June 20 at the Palace Theatre. Tom also introduced the entertainment, which was Mike and Betty Roe, who just returned from New Orleans where they participated in the International Storytellers Organization. They not only told stories, but also played some familiar songs. They thanked them for sharing their talents with them.

After the dinner prayer, two delicious soups were prepared by Sharon Hilton and Ginny Herbert with their helpers Anna Cox and Sallye Sykes. The members furnished the sandwiches, salads and desserts. Have a blessed and safe week.