Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 25, 2014

Nothing beats the heat like an LTVA Dinner

CROSSVILLE — The Lake Tansi Village Community Association held its monthly potluck dinner on June 17 at the Thunderbird. The finally hot weather was searing outside and the association dinner was a welcome retreat. A nice crowd showed up despite how many members were vacationing out of town.

Multifaceted musician, Lonnie Daniels, entertained the crowd singing and took turns playing the guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and banjo. He started out picking the guitar while everyone got a plate, then sang “Thank God for the USA.”  Daniels is drawn to the old country, gospel and bluegrass numbers and gave his audience his favorite picks from all three genres.

Daniels told about the mandolin that was nicknamed “taterbug” because of its shape and played a particularly beautiful tune on the mandolin that his daughter wrote when she was 13-years-old called “Tennessee Taterbug.” Daniels’ children played on the Grand Ole Opry at tender young ages and was good friends with Roy Acuff.

After a wonderful dinner, LTVA president Jean Saal opened the floor to club business. Since the Sunday before the Association’s dinner was Father’s Day, the club wanted to recognize and award association member dads. Prize for the oldest father went to 86-year-old Charlie Burris. The youngest father award went to 63-year-old Wolfgang Christ. Davis Babcock got the prize for having the most grandchildren for his passel of 15 grandkids. The next prize was for the most great-grandchildren which went to Don DeWitt who has seven great-grandchildren. Youngest grandpa went to 66-year-old Dick Momsen.  

Jean Saal then opened the floor to announcements. Saal announced the Neighborhood Watch meeting has been set for July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Hiawatha. Charlie Burris brought up the Exchange Club’s Annual Chicken Barbeque on the 4th of July at the Anna Bell O’Brien Pavilion near the Thunderbird from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and asked that participants preorder if possible by calling 788-6721 or 788-1300. The Hospice Ice Cream Social will also take place on July 4th from Noon-3 p.m. at the Thunderbird.

Saal tearfully read a heartfelt thank you card from good friend and longtime Tansi resident, Joan Coffey, who wanted to thank the LTVA for their friendship and for the beautiful sweatshirt Linda Thorpe made her that she is putting to good use.

Then the floor was opened to the “Brags” segment of the meeting. Charlie Burris stated he was honored to have been a part of the Honor Air Knoxville group’s trip to Washington, D.C. and thanked Gus Gocella for the opportunity and for working so hard to make it possible for veterans to see the memorials built for them in our nation’s capital. Jean Saal bragged on her grandson who just joined the Navy.

The LTVA’s next potluck dinner will be on July 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Thunderbird. The entertainment will be provided by Brock Allison who played with the Del Shannon Band responsible for the ever-popular 1960s chart-topper “Runaway.” Bring your own drinks and a dish to share and meet the wonderful members of the Lake Tansi Village Association.

Contact Jean Saal at 742-0194 or visit for more information about the Lake Tansi Village Association.

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