Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 13, 2013

Utsey to headline RHA program Feb. 25

By Keith D. Pontius
Sun contributor

CROSSVILLE — Terri Utsey, a delightful and comedic entertainer from Rockwood, will be showcased at the Fairfield Glade Resident Homeowners meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, starting at 6 p.m. at Legends.

Debuting in the area in 2010, Terri has fast become one of the favorites, singing all genres of music from Patsy Cline to Liza Minnelli. She has performed several times on the Cumberland Jamboree with the Trackside Band, was a lead singer with the Dillon Street Band, performed with DSquared Productions, andparticipated in numerous benefits. Terri is noted for her singing versatility, stage presence and wit.

Celebrating its 40th year as one of the most active organizations in the Glade, promoting a great community spirit, note that RHA is particularly inviting new residents or those who have never attended an RHA meeting.  The second of ten shows for the year, you will find it to be a delight. RHA is headed by Dennis Donald of DSquared Productions and has a great lineup of entertainment for the year.  Come and check it out. March will feature Terry Henderson from Lima, Ohio, another who is well known and widely accepted. April will spotlight Patrice Puglise who has traveled widely, is a great singer with a powerful message!

RHA members and guests enjoy a Social Hour from 5-6 p.m., followed with a fine dinner of roast beef with  red wine demi sauce, whipped potatoes, broccoli and carrots, salad and dessert. Cost of meals, including tax and tip, is $17 per person and annual dues are $12. You can make your payments at the door on Monday night. A Heart Smart Meal is also available for those who are watching their diet. Just indicate that when making your reservations. You can also make up your own table of six or eight, or you can designate people you would like to sit with.

A new and revised constitution and bylaws will be presented at this meeting and voted on by the membership.  It has not been revised for quite a number of years and, hopefully, these changes will be greatly accepted.

Men are requested to wear jackets; ties are optional. Everyone is asked to wear a name badge to help everyone get acquainted. A name badge will be provided if you do not have one, or you will be able to buy an RHA badge.

RHA is open to all residents  of the immediate area and meets the fourth Monday of each month, except for May and December. The November meeting is the highlight of the year culminating with the naming of the Citizen of the Year. To make your reservations, please call Third Vice President Ted or Barbara

LaVaque at 459-2359, or email to LaVaque@frontiernet.net  Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Feb. 21.  Note that if you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be billed for the meal. In case of illness or emergencies, we do try to accommodate you.

Dues are the only monies that RHA receives to purchase the entertainment, so we really do encourage you to join so that we can provide the best that money can purchase for these programs. A great array has already been set, but negotiations are still ongoing for a couple of meetings.

Mark this on your calendar and join us for a wonderful evening of food, fun, music and fellowship. You will be glad that you did. DSquared productions is providing their equipment for many of the programs to assure you top quality entertainment.