Come join us for a day of fun, bowling at Warpath Lanes on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm. Remember you don’t have to be an everyday bowler to
Come join us for a day of fun, bowling at Warpath Lanes on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm. Remember you don’t have to be an everyday bowler to participate in this tournament, because everyone bowls with two hands on the bowling ball between their legs. We need a minimum of 12 players to sign up for tournament to be held. Cost of each game is $2.30 per game and shoes are $2.25 payable at Warpath Lanes. You will bowl three games with the highest scores being awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Michelle Bolling Senior Executive Director Dominion Senior Living of Bristol. Stop by the Office and sign up.
Michigan based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Kingsport Senior Center on Monday, November 20, at 1 pm in
Michigan based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Kingsport Senior Center on Monday, November 20, at 1 pm in the Theater.
Dressed in uniform, Jamerson shares stories about the CCC, reads excerpts from his book, shows a short video from his PBS film, and sings original songs with his guitar. It’s a nostalgic program with songs, much laughter and many heartfelt stories. He has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of CCC-built national and state parks in over twenty states.
The program is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of strength, wit and charm. Jamerson recently received the “2017 National Educator of the Year” award from CCC Legacy, a Virginia based organization dedicated to preserving the history the corps.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine-year run, over 76,000 men served in Tennessee. The men were 17-25 years of age and the camps were run by the army with an average of 45 camps in operation for each year. Over 110 million dollars was spent in Tennessee operating the camps over their nine-year existence. The enrollees were paid $1 a day with $25 sent home to their families each month. The money provided relief for their families who were desperate for food and basic necessities. Sergeant Alvin York was a captain of a CCC camp.
The CCC in Tennessee planted millions of trees, built hundreds of bridges and dams, and constructed over a thousand miles of roads. They worked on soil erosion control, repaired gulley’s, built check dams, stocked fish, fought forest fires, and built a dozen state parks including Great Smokies, Cumberland Mountain, Harrison Bay, Montgomery Bell, Norris Dam, Pickett, Pickwick Landing and Reelfoot Lake. The work they did not only revitalized Tennessee’s natural resources but also turned the boys into men by giving them discipline and teaching them work skills.
Camp Gleason opened up 2 miles east of Kingsport in July of 1933. The men worked in Hawkins County on farms repairing gullies, cleaning ditches, planting trees, fertilizing fields, terracing hills and building earthen dams. The men came into Kingsport on weekends, and patronized stores, movie theatres, billiard rooms, dance halls, churches and restaurants. Many enrollees met their wives while visiting towns on weekends. The C’s also helped out during emergencies, such as fighting fires and flood relief. Each camp spent approximately $5,000 a month in town, which was a boast to the local economies during The Great Depression. This is a free event. Please sign up by calling the main office at 392-8400.
The “Melting Pot” cooking class will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:30am. In this class you will learn how to make a variety of foods from different
The “Melting Pot” cooking class will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:30am. In this class you will learn how to make a variety of foods from different areas of the world such as; Chinese, Hispanic, Italian, French, Japanese, German, and even good ole Southern cooking. Each Monday you will learn a different style of cooking. You will also be given recipes to take home in class. This class will be $3.00 due at sign up and you will need to bring $2.00 the day of class. Sign up for this class began on October 25.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will be partnering with the Kingsport Senior Center on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to promote health and wellness to certain BCBST members, discuss the
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will be partnering with the Kingsport Senior Center on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to promote health and wellness to certain BCBST members, discuss the SilverSneakers program, and provide preventative screenings for our Medicare Advantage members who have some “gaps” in care. Members who are eligible for SilverSneakers will be encouraged to go into the Kingsport Senior Center for a tour and to enroll, if they are not already enrolled at the Center.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Mobile Unit will be parked in the Kingsport Senior Center front parking lot from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and be available for these services from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thank you in advance for welcoming and assisting these members.
This event is for a select audience of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee members and will not be open to the general public. Invitations will be extended by BlueCross via phone to eligible participants.