Crossroads partners with United Fund, YPA for Back to School edition Friday | lifestyle

Friday at the Crossroads has teamed up with the United Fund of Cumberland County and the Young Professional Alliance for a fun Back to School bash in downtown Crossville.

The event takes place on Friday, 4-8 p.m. in downtown Crossville.

It is sponsored by Downtown Crossville Inc. and the United Fund of Cumberland County, which will kick off its 2022 fundraising campaign at the event.

The United Fund will merge on the lawn of the courthouse with some of the more than 30 nonprofit organizations the United Fund partners with each year.

They have bouncy castles, a groovy photo shoot, games, popcorn and more, themed ‘All Roads Lead to Peace, Love and the United Fund’. Learn more about these organizations and the services they provide to Cumberland County.

Local businesses, non-profits, clubs and others can be found all over the downtown area, with games, shopping, food and fun. Several will encourage donations of school supplies to help students return to the classroom next week.

The Chop Shop, at 296 West Ave., will also be offering their annual Back to School haircuts for free during the event. Haircuts are first come, first served, 4-8pm. They will also have backpacks filled with school supplies. The event is open to all school children and free to the community.

Stop by Social Brew for a pint and to drop off school supplies for the Phoenix School. They need paper, pencils and folders. The school supplies these supplies to their students. Drop off donations at Social Brew and they will deliver them to the school.

The Cumberland County School System will also be set up with a children’s book table. Come by and let your child choose a new book.

Don’t rush home at 8pm – there’s more fun to be had for a good cause. The fifth annual YPA Dash in the Dark 5K and Fun Run begins at 8 p.m.

This course takes participants through the downtown area after the sun has set and the temperatures hopefully drop a few degrees.

There are prizes for the fastest overall runners and top runners in each age group. However, the real winners in the Dash in the Dark are the children who benefit from the school system’s backpacking program – the recipients of all proceeds from this annual event.

The Backpack program — funded entirely by community donations — helps students with unmet needs they may have: clothing, shoes, school supplies, food, and more.

Registration takes place outside Social Brew, where pre-registered racers can pick up their T-shirt and goodie bag and other racers can sign up. T-shirts are available while supplies last.

Registration starts at 6:00 PM. The cost is $35 per night of the race.

The vendors below have shared their information with the Chronicle:

Cumberland County Courthouse

2 N. Main Street.

The United Fund

Kick-off campaign 2022

All roads lead to peace, love and the United Fund

Stop by the United Fund table to pick up a bag and information about some of the more than 30 organizations that partner with the United Fund each year.

Kids – try out the bouncy castle

Court-appointed special lawyers

Coloring pages for the kids

Christian Counseling Center

Sign up for a giveaway for Thirty-One lunch bags

Crab Orchard Care Center

Weekend backpacks with kid-friendly food

Creative Compassion

Teachers — sign up for a giveaway

Crossville Housing Authority

Freshly popped popcorn

Cumberland Adult Literacy Council

Bounce House

Cumberland County Rescue Squad

They sell home markers and share information about their services

See their vehicles on display

Cumberland Prevention Coalition

Come by for some school supplies

Hilltoppers and the Cumberland County Arch

Play a game of Pick-Up Ducks or six pin bowling and win a prize

Cumberland County Hospice

Beat the heat with juice boxes. They will also have a photo booth with a VW bus where participants can take photos and cool stickers!

Imagination Library

Find out how to get a free book delivered to your home every month until your child turns 5.

Invitation ministries

They have candy and water and information for drug awareness

LBJ&S Foster Grandparents and RSVP Programs

Throw a ring to win a prize

Roane State Food Pantry

Read more about registering for the fall semester and how the food bank is helping students

Stephens Center

Play a game of Panko

Visually Impaired Support Group

Play the blindfold game

Vintage VW Bus

William and Michelle Woody will display their vintage VW bus

Fire truck on display from Marlow Farms

Also at the Courthouse

Petaholics Hotel & Grooming by Cheyanne

Pet treats and fur babies to love. Sign up for a giveaway.

Christy’s Pub Gruba

69 S. Main Street.

Avalon Center Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Program

Take your selfie in the photo booth

Stop by for back-to-school safety tips and campus safety, information about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Social Brew

140 N. Main Street.

School supplies for The Phoenix School

8 pm

Music by The Cumberland Outlaws

YPA Dash in the Dark 5K

Sign up 6 p.m.

Race starts at 8 p.m.

Grace’s Lumpi

food stall

5-9 hours

PJ’s care

Join the cornhole contest and buy treats for your fur baby. They will also have free back-to-school giveaways.

Boston and Poore . law firm

60 N. Main Street.

Cumberland County Schools

Come by for a free children’s book giveaway.


53 N. Main Street.

Jr. jets

Frito Bandito and ice cold soda

Play a game of bowling with water bottles

Law Firm Holly Lee

53 N. Main Street.

Lee Henry

Farm Insurance Agency

Enjoy a carnival game

Cumberland County Memorial Park

Main Street and Fourth St.

Snow in the mountains

Shaved ice treats

On Main St. side of park

Bondi Bowls

food truck

Fourth street of the park

Highland Federal Bank

106 S. Main Street.

Scentsy with Mary Cress

Perfumed wax melts, warmers and air fresheners. Pull a pencil to win

Epicure with Bill Cress

Clean eating of spices and herbs

Dropping Plinko Disc

Stone Museum

Corner of Main St. and Second St.

Bunz on the run

food truck

Crossville Depot

169 N. Main Street.

Mama’s Candle Shop

Hand poured candles, wax melts and car refreshments and room spray

Hurricane Cycles

138 N. Main Street.

Cheesecakes And More

Cheesecakes, cookies, banana bread and dog treats for sale. Face painting is offered and crayons, pencils and erasers are given away.

Crossville-Cumberland County

Chamber of Commerce

34 S. Main Street.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Ash + Co.

waffle iron

food truck

The brokerage

115 S. Main Street.

Hazel Grace Boutique

Boutique clothing and accessories for juniors and ladies. Enjoy a Draw-A-Duck game and win discounts at the booth.

5th St. and Main Street.

TAC mobile archery

Enjoy a carnival style archery game where you shoot foam filled arrows through a canvas target.

Mrs Cam .’s dance studio

56 S. Main Street.

Stone Memorial High School Cheer

Make sand art for $3 and support the high school cheer team

Convoy of Hope

Coming to the community complex on August 27, this event brings blessings to the community with food, hairstyles, community resources, shoes and more. Learn more about this event and how you can help.

Powers Law Firm

79 N. Main Street.


The Donut Cafe

64 S. Main Street.

Calvary paths

Come by to make a craft project for kids. They will also be giving away school supplies.

Mitchell’s Pharmacy

97 N. Main Street.

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

Learn more about career opportunities at the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Coffee House Grinder House

73 N. Main Street.

Amanda Jo will perform live from 5pm to 7pm

No cover charge, but tips are welcome

Little Biz Staffing

Stop by for giveaway bags and a game. They will also have two major awards – one for a student and one for a Cumberland County Teacher.

They’ll have copies of the Cumberland County school supply lists.

The Main Street and various side streets will be closed on Friday at the Crossroads and the Dash in the Dark.

The following streets are affected:

Main Street, off Hwy. 70 to Neecham St.

Stanley St. from West Ave. to Webb Ave.

First St. of West Ave. to Webb Ave.

Second St. from East St. to West Ave.

Fourth St. of Thurman Ave. to West Ave.

Fifth St. from Main St. to West Ave.

Principal Ave. from Fifth St. to Stanley St.

Thurman Avenue at Fourth St.

Department Dr.

East St.

The city’s street division of Crossville will begin closing roads around 3:45 PM and the roads will reopen after the race.

Motorists can use an alternate route such as West Ave. or Miller Ave., to avoid road closures.

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