By Tina Taylor
Ann and Don Weaver moved to Crossville after Don retired from the H.P Hood plant in Arkport, NY. Ann is a retired nurse. They have been married for 42 years, with two children and six grandchildren.
After line dancing for about 20 years, they are really enjoying kicking up their heels as the new Thursday night instructors. They replaced Frank and Sandy Doherty in January, who had done a super job teaching at the center for the last four years. There are usually 25-30 folks boot scootin' across the floor, most in cowboy boots. It seems more like a party, with everyone laughing and bringing good snacks.
Single line dances start at 6:30 p.m., with couple dances at 8 to 9 p.m. All seniors are welcome. The classes are free.
Spanish classes with Ramon Winemberg will be starting Feb 19. at 10:30 a.m. He has lived in Venezuela for more than 20 years with his wife. He says Spanish is the easiest language to learn. If you are planning on traveling this year or maybe you just want to learn, Winemberg would love to help you understand the language and to speak Spanish. Hood Funeral Home helps to sponsor the educational classes at the senior center.
The next Fair Park van trip will be heading to Oak Ridge to visit the American Science Museum and the Secret City, where there is so much to see and experience. Learn about the Manhattan Project, robotics, National Defense, the history of the Atomic Bomb and much more. It will be a great trip on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Also, the FPSC van will be going to Smyrna, TN, to tour the Nissan Car manufacturing plant. It is one of the most productive vehicle assembly plants in the world, which covers 5.2 million square feet. The van will be leaving Tuesday, Feb. 12. So sign up before the van trips are full.
The Gong Show tickets are on sale only at Fair Park Senior Center. The tickets are $10, which is not bad for a night of great laughter. The entire show this year is only comedy, with a lot of great acts. Some of the prizes are Dollywood tickets and cash. The event is sponsored by Tri County Equipment, John Deer and Napa Auto Parts, which is beside the Post Office. You do not want to wait until the night of Feb. 22 to get those tickets because it could be sold out. The only place to get your tickets in advance is the Fair Park Senior Center.
The senior center is looking for artists and crafters who enjoy teaching and sharing their talents and what they have learned with seniors. The center would love to have you do some classes or workshops. Please call Tina at 484-7416.
The senior center which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is across from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org 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.”