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Don’t take our freedoms for granted

Hope that your Memorial Day was filled with all the things that you have the freedom to do.  Please teach your children never to take our freedom for granted. There were some honoring moments in our area, and I was privileged to attend.


Thank you to those of you came out to support the American Legion/Tonya’s Hope benefit.  Especially, a thank-you to the ones who made it happen.  Several members of the Legion spent several days smoking Boston butts.  That is real dedication.

On Memorial Day the American Legion will had their annual Flag Retiring Ceremony.  This is to honor our American flags that have become worn from standing for our freedom.  This was a very moving ceremony, and I for one was really touched by it.

Boyd Farm Fresh will be coming to Lanark on Thursday, June 3 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  They will be located at the former Pearle Restaurant on Highway 98. Check out their website www.boydfarmfresh.com. You can also order your selection online before they come, for pick-up when they return.

The Lanark Golf Club will be having another yard sale on Friday through Sunday, June 11 to 13. Please come out to join us.  More information next week. We are asking for donations.


The American Legion has their cheeseburger/hamburger night.  They will be serving these wonderful burgers on Friday nights 5 to 7 p.m.  If you want to call ahead, call 850-697-9998.  The dining and bar areas are now open; the public is invited.

The American Legion has pizza on Sunday evening, also from 5 to 7 p.m.  Call ahead (850) 697-9998 to order. or come in the dining room and bar are open.  The pizza is $10 with your choice of toppings.

The Lanark Village Golf Club is always open for your fun, easy-going golfing needs.  We are the only course on the bay, and you can come spend the day for only $5 per person. 

There is Trivia at the Crooked River Grill on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Many of our Lanark people enjoy this activity. Also, The Crooked River Grill at St. James Bay Golf Resort off Highway 98, east of Lanark Village, invites you to enjoy live music at their new outdoor pavilion on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Lanark Village Coffee Time is going to continue through the summer, so try to stop in and enjoy the company and the coffee. Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. Free coffee on Thursdays, compliments of the representative of the VA and entertainment by the resident music makers.

Love Lanark!

Please remember to send me an email or message me on Facebook if you have anything come up that you would like to see in print.

Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at p.funderburk@yahoo.com

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