The CCRC Task Force was in a mood for celebration Thursday evening as they met at the Westchester Room at Druid Hills. Front row, from left, are Chuck Kesser, John Milligan, Judy Etzel, Kyle Morrison and Seab Tuck; back row, Bob Tobey, Bob Sharp, Ken Schuning and Don Reis. Not pictured are Jim Martin, Bettye Lunn and David Zellner.

Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Jubilation broke out about 3:15 p.m. in Fairfield Glade on Thursday as the news came that the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society has decided to go forward with building a senior living community in the Glade.

As residents gathered for the "Meet the Candidates Town Hall" on Friday morning, Kyle Morrison, chairman of the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Task Force stated, "I had been on pins and needles all day, pacing and just waiting for the phone call. It was the culmination of three years of work."

Another CCRC member, Judy Etzel, stated, "We all are so excited and so gratified to get a positive vote. We look forward to working with the Society as they move ahead with their schedule. It really is in their hands now."

Morrison added, "They will be calling the shots, but we will be available to help them however we can to keep the project moving forward."

Etzel quoted one of Morrison's favorite sayings about the CCRC Task Force, "Our objective is to work ourselves out of a job."

As Fairfield Glade Community Club President Dr. David Prigg opened the town hall meeting, he made the announcement about the senior living community saying, "This is one of the finest and most joyful announcements I've been able to make."

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