Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 19, 2013

Looking back on 2014

CROSSVILLE — Its Christmas time in Tansi again, the weather has turned cold and the leaves have fallen. It’s my favorite time of the year – spending time with my family and friends and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ makes Christmas such a blessing! The holiday season can always be a stressful time, but let’s remember this time of year should not be that way. This is the time of year each and every one of us should step back and count our many blessings. The unmerited favor and grace we have all been given by our Savior can make even the best Christmas present seem subpar. Let’s all remember the true meaning of Christmas!

Reflecting on the year, we were able to accomplish the cruise-ins with live bands and inflatables for the kids. We welcomed Bruce Wyatt and Will Collis as new members to the board of directors. I would like to thank Danny Plumlee and Dan Kington for their hard work they have given to the Property Owners’ Association. This year was also one of the wettest years we have had in about 30 years. The rain helped keep our lake at full pool all year, which provided great fishing. On the other hand, the rain caused problems this summer for the golf course. However, Todd Matthews and crew did a great job to keep the course in tip-top shape.

Cabin rentals were also great and had a steady flow throughout the season. The recreation department also had a good year. The Quack Shack at the beach was very successful – they extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays to show movies and had great food and dinners for guests and visitors. Our maintenance crew, led by Johnny Whitaker, did a great job of keeping the amenities looking great. Johnny also did a great job maintaining the golf course, maintenance and security vehicles and equipment. Tansi Security did a great job patrolling our community.

I’m excited about the new year ahead, placing some new events and activities that will be coming out in the spring so everyone can plan to spend their summer here at Lake Tansi. Once again, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, and may you be blessed with the true meaning of Christmas.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6

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  • humvee 2a.JPG Tansi Security Police attains new equipment and new officer

    The Lake Tansi Security Police has acquired a trainee, new vehicle from the 1033 Program and body armor due to the generosity of the Rotary Club and VEC.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rec direc.JPG Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director

    Lake Tansi has experienced a whirlwind of ups and downs in regards to retaining a recreations director. When Ken Soncrant resigned, POA Director Gary Dillon hired Betty Gates who had worked in recreations management at Fairfield Glade.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Epic Independence Day celebration set at Lake Tansi

    The Lake Tansi Recreations Department has planned an epic Independence Day celebration that will brighten the stars on your flags. The celebration will start Friday, July 4th and continue through the weekend with family friendly activities and entertainment that is inspired by classic Americana fun.

    June 25, 2014

  • toodle 2.JPG Tansi bids a bittersweet farewell to Brenda Toodle

    Brenda Toodle has made quite an impact on Lake Tansi in her nearly two decades of being a resident. Before her move back to Michigan, her many friends held a farewell reception on May 28 at the Thunderbird to send their best wishes with her.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tansi launches Operation Safe Community

    You may have heard that a neighborhood watch group is being established again in Tansi. After a recent break-in in our neighborhood, my wife, Paula, talked with Lt. Gary Howard of the Sheriff’s Department to see what we, as a neighborhood, could do to minimize crime in Tansi.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi Golf Club honored for support of veterans

    Naval Master Chief Dennis Sassenger II, stationed in Hawaii, visited his father, our own Dennis Sassenger, in Lake Tansi. He was so impressed with the way he was treated as a guest and veteran at the golf course that he returned home and started the process of thanking us for the welcome and support he received.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi celebrates Memorial Day in a big way

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon those of our fallen troops who gave their lives to preserve America’s values and freedoms. To those soldiers and their families we give our greatest admirations and deepest appreciation. Knowing what Memorial Day is about gives reason to pause, to pray and to share in those hard won freedoms with family and friends.

    June 25, 2014

  • Swim 1.JPG Never too soon to start water safety lessons

    Lake Tansi would like to encourage everyone who enjoys the water to play safely. Lake Tansi has such wonderful amenities, including the lake and pools, but playing it safe is better than not playing at all.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pan 1.JPG On the Hook with the Pan Fish Club

    Hook, line and sinker, the Lake Tansi Pan Fish Anglers Club has enjoyed the first half of its fishing season.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament set for July 26

    The seventh annual Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament is set for this year on Saturday, July 26 at the Lake Tansi Golf Course.

    June 25, 2014

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