Crossville really does have a lot of talented people. Come see for yourself and cast your vote along with the audience for your favorite out of the top four. Performing for this amateur talent show to benefit the Fair Park Senior Center, will be a good mix of all ages with 20 entries of various acts competing for some fun prizes!

Our friends at the Crossville Kroger store, had a great time performing at the "Gong Show". The store manager Greg Durham hammed up their act, dressed as a Kroger red lobster surrounded by his Kroger team. Kroger will be presenting a special gift card and prizes for the winners.

Also that fun filled amusement park just south of here in Atlanta, “Six Flags over Georgia” will be sweetening the pot for the prizes. It is great place to take the kids this summer, so check out their website.

We have some of the best judges for this show that you could possibly have anywhere. Who could be better than our Jim Crabtree, the Producing Director at the Cumberland County Playhouse in his 40th season. A graduate and teacher of the Yale School of Drama, Jim has too many talented accomplishments to mention. He first came with his parents Paul and Mary, along with his siblings, when they brought the Playhouse to Crossville. Jim’s spirit puts the fun into the Playhouse. He brings expertise as a judge that is truly in his blood.

Ms. Angela Robbins, is the Drama/French teacher at the Cumberland County High School. The kids enjoy her inspired teaching. She is also a great dancer and a frequent traveler to France.  

Julia Stone Burgess was only five, as the youngest pioneer in the first Tennessee USA. Julia has sung as an actress in many performances since that time.  

Denver Joe Garrison, better known as “D.J.” is a singer, song writer and musician, who has been entertaining around the country and T.V. for over 40 years. In earlier years, the crew of Motown Record greats, like Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye were some of his friends which influenced D.J. in the skills of fine writing and arranging commercially acceptable songs. His single “The Windows of Our Life” and others got heavy airplay. Today D.J. is retired with a private studio and helps aspiring talent to achieve their goals. He also has performed at the Palace several times.

D.J. and his lovely wife Donna will be hosting the "Crossville’s Got Talent" show on Friday night June 24, at the Palace Theater starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10, available also at Fair Park. You might want to get yours early, because you do not want to miss this!

Fair Park is a wonderful place for today’s senior who are young at heart. The center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is located across the street from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, at 1433 Livingston Road in Crossville. You can also visit the Center’s website at to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as online versions of the Center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.”

This Week at Fair Park;

Note: Computer Classes are ongoing – call for more information and to sign up for classes

Wednesday, June 8

All day — Generations On Line — by appointment.

All day — Billiards.

•9 a.m. — Blood pressure with CMC Home Health.

•10 a.m. — Surprise bingo.

•11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

•1 p.m. — Cardio Blast Exercises with Donna Rule.

•1 p.m. — Guitar forum with Dan Lockard.

•1 p.m. — Cribbage with Andy Bertolino.

•4 p.m. — Beginning Guitar with John Barr.

•6 p.m. — Music Keyboard with John Barr.

Thursday, June 9

•10 a.m. — SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement.

•10 a.m. — Table tennis.

•11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

•12:30 p.m. — Bridge Bunch.

•12:30 p.m. — Creative Quilters with B. Hankins.

•1 p.m. — Euchre with Tommy Cole.

•2 p.m. — Senior chess club — open play, everyone welcome.

•6:30-7 p.m. — Beginning line dancing with Frank and Sandy Doherty.

•7-8:30 p.m. — Advanced/intermediate line dance.

•8:30-9 p.m. — Couples dances (cha-cha, waltz, swing, flo).

Friday, June 10

All day — Generations On Line with Nancy Mason, by appointment.

All day — Billiards.

•9 a.m. — Walking Club.

•9 a.m. — Beginning Bridge with M. Blodeau.

•10 a.m. — Cumberland County Sherriff’s Canine Unit.

•10:30 a.m. — Bingo with CMC.

•11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

•12:30 p.m. — Advanced Bridge with M. Bilodeau.

Monday, June 13

No Morning Line Dance Class.

All day — Billiards.

•9:30 a.m. — Advanced line dancing with Marilyn Schmitt.

•10 a.m. — Veggie bingo.

•10 a.m. — Beginning line dancing with Marilyn Schmitt.

•11 a.m. — Table tennis.

•11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

•12 p.m. — Pinochle with Tommy Cole.

•12:30 p.m. — Bridge Bunch.

•1 p.m. — Bass guitar class with John Barr.

•1 p.m. — Game Day.

•1 p.m. — Cribbage with Andy Bertolino — everyone welcome.

•6:30 p.m. — ER4YT with Larry Nesbit.

Tuesday, June 14

All day — Billiards.

•10 a.m. — Beginner and Advanced Tai Chi with Jack Brady.

•11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

•12:30 p.m. — Pool League.

•12:30 p.m. — Board Games.

•1 p.m. — SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement.

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