CROSSVILLE — The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) announces the “Shave Your Head for the Cause” fundraising campaign to support Relay for Life. The fundraising began with an offer by Sam McAdoo, ACC Inspector, to shave his head on April 2 to support a very special team member who is courageously fighting the battle. Ken Fore, Fairfield Glade Sewer Department, had previously participated in a “Shave Your Head” campaign as a fundraiser and suggested that Fairfield Glade Community Club team members raise funds for the Relay for Life event on May 2 with this type of program. This one gesture has turned into a record number of offers by team members and board members alike to participate in the “Shave Your Head” campaign. There are currently 15 volunteers for an estimated total donation of $3,450 that have agreed to shave their head or face for a specified donation amount. The following volunteers have already reached their goal and have the shaved heads to prove it; Ken Fore, Thomas Hawn, Tim Revis, Bill Heidle, Greg Reppert, Keith Gardner, Jason Winningham, Ray Hood, Joe Miller, Robert Jackson, and Tyler Lyon. There are offers on the table from Cindy Reppert, Abby Julian, Mike Pritchard, and General Manager Bob Weber. There are also three Fairfield Glade Community Club board members, Phil Gover, Pete Cahill, and Harry Price, who have agreed to shave their heads all together for a $2,500 donation to support the Relay for Life fundraiser. Any donation toward your favorite “shaved head” will go a long way toward supporting this worthwhile cause. Fairfield Glade Community Club would like to thank Marsha Kelly from the Fairfield Glade Beauty Shop who has volunteered to perform all these haircuts at no charge. The Fairfield Glade Community Club team members are raising money to support Relay for Life through a number of events including Cupcake Wars, Cheer for Chocolate, Silent Auctions, Raffles and Candy Bar Sales. So far, through these fundraising activities, close to $5,000 has been raised with the hope of encouraging additional donations by shaving more heads. For more information, please contact Pat Davis at 707-2147.
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County residents urged to vote
Cumberland County has around 39,000 registered voters, as well as a strong reputation for voter participation. However, as of press time on Tuesday, only 4,300 residents had taken advantage of early voting for the Aug. 7 primary and general elections. Local officials are predicting less than 50 percent of registered voters will cast their vote in the 14 days of early voting, plus election day. Only 23 percent of registered county voters participated in the May elections.
Board amends by-laws
At the July meeting of the Fairfield Glade Community Club, the board of directors approved a vote to amend the club's bylaws regarding uncontested elections of board members, effectively declaring Bob Diller and Steven Smith new board members.
Senior olympian on the run for good health
No one can get away with telling Naiad Kuhlman of Crossville that age is a barrier to exercise. The avid runner, personal trainer and instructor at Cumberland Medical Center’s Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade won’t buy the excuse.
Get your mink coat on the road
It is interesting what animals you see crossing the roads sometimes. When animals cross roads, you can get a look at them, that wouldn't be possible if they stayed inside the cover of trees or grass. Sometimes, it is just a fleeting glance and you aren't sure what you saw. When you go into the woods looking for animals, they usually hide or leave the area before you even know they are around. But, roads are wide open with no cover. Also, most mammals are nocturnal, so they are out when we aren't. Anytime that I am on a two-lane road at night, I am always watching intently for wildlife in the headlights.
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Patches of Life: The replacement years
I need a new refrigerator. There are some other things on order too as we seem to be in the replacement year of our life. Everything from the light bulbs to the computer seemed to agree that this is the year of replacement.
Abacus Column: Tennessee the third most corrupt state in the U.S.?
According to a recent article in Time magazine, Tennessee is ranked third among U.S. States in political corruption. I am not sure how they measure such crime in order to make such a charge. Does some purveyor of statistics identify the number of elected officials proved guilty in a court of law; or merely charged with corruption?
A Time 4 Paws celebrates pet adoption after 3 1/2 years
Three and a half years ago, a local no-kill animal welfare organization known as A Time 4 Paws (AT4P) received an important email. A Nashville animal shelter volunteer asked if AT4P could take two severely abused English Pointer mixes. The email said they didn't want to take back two dogs they had placed in foster care for fear they would have to kill them.
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.
That’s the message being delivered by A Time 4 Paws, which has launched an ongoing drive to collect shoes to help the poor. Used and new shoes can be dropped off at A Time 4 Paws in Crossville and can be left in the blue recycling bin outside labeled Soles4Souls.
FFG Treasure Hunt set for Sept. 5
The 2014 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for Friday, Sept. 5. This has always been a fun evening for those who enjoy puzzle solving, figuring out clues or just having a good time.
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