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Senior center to operate booth at Strawberry Festival

From Staff Reports

Fresh strawberries from Scott’s Farm will star in several of the strawberry-themed treats the senior center will offer for sale during the annual festival.

Scott’s Strawberries are ripe, so it must be time for the annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival in Unicoi. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 21,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As in the past, the Clinchfield Senior Center’s booth will be located next to Scott’s strawberry stand where representatives will have access to berries for their fresh strawberry treats. 

Featured products for this year’s festival will be strawberry sundaes made with Mayfield vanilla ice cream topped with freshly sliced and sweetened berries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry glazed cupcakes with fresh strawberries, and berry dippers with homemade chocolate sauce. If there is ever a time to indulge, this is it! The strawberry season is so short that eating fresh berries only once a day is not enough for true strawberry lovers. The booth will also offer bottled water.

The senior center is open to anyone over the age of 50. The yearly membership is $25 and there is a range of activities for any age to participate in. The center also offers billiards, ping-pong, a craft room, library, card games, puzzles and the work-out room. 

The center offers a craft class each Monday of the month with Mary K Brown from 1 to 3 p.m. and tai-chi classes with Bob Hechemovich each Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Book Club will meet May 19 at noon. Stop by the center and pick up the calendar of monthly activities.

Check out the following special programs scheduled for May.

Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m. – Bowling at Holiday Lanes. Following the bowling, participants will have lunch and fellowship.

Monday, May 23, 10 a.m. – Gina Clark with Frontier Health will be holding a class on “Older Adult Health.”

Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. – Bob Sproles with United Healthcare will be here for “Bingo with Bob.” Everyone is a winner, and we will have several door prizes to be given away.

Note to CSAC members: The center will need volunteers for the festival activities. An event of this nature involves many different tasks and requires many hands. Potential volunteers should call the office to see what would be a good fit. For more information or to ask questions about activities, please call the senior center at (423) 743-5111 or visit at 220 Union St., Erwin. Be sure to follow the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center on its Facebook page for upcoming events and special announcements.