I am writing the article on Sept. 27. This day is the Heavenly
Birthday of my Mom, Gene Sewell,. For those of you who don’t know, she was the
first Queen of Lanark Village. This is a very special day to me and my best
friend Jane Shafer, as her Mom had the same Heavenly Birthday.
I don’t have too much information on the flood in Lanark,
except that in order to keep the water from going into homes and outbuildings,
the residents in that area had to band together and have the water pumped out. This
issue needs to be addressed.
Lanark Village Coffee Time at Chillas Hall will be having
special entertainment on Thursday, Sept. 30, by the Hwy 98 Band. Let’s have a
good turnout since this will be their last performance; the band will be
disbanding after Thursday. Thanks to them for the times that they have shared
Support our Lanark Village American Legion Post 82 on
Friday, Oct. 1. This will be the first time the Legionnaires will be cooking
the wonderful, delicious cheeseburgers and hamburgers, starting at 5 p.m. and
until 7 p.m. For a donation of $7, you get a burger like you like it, all the
trimmings and chips. All proceeds go to the Legion. The Legion is located at
2316 Oak Street and you may order at the Pavilion, or call 850-697-9998 to
order in advance for pick-up, or eat inside in the Legion’s Lounge. Come
support our Legion, visit with your friends and meet new ones!
The Lanark Village Association will have a meeting on
Monday, Oct. 4 at Chillas Hall on Heffernan Drive, starting at 7 p.m. Please
make an effort to attend. There is always strength in numbers and your
community needs you to help make our area what it can be. If you have concerns
or questions concerning your community, come to the meeting.
We Need Help! The St. James-Lanark Fire Department needs
volunteers and here is a list of volunteers needed in the Village. Our meetings
will be starting up again next month. Around Lanark, the volunteer needs are The
Lanark Village Association – treasurer, board members and ways and means; the
Boat Club – board members and volunteers for events; and the Golf Club – treasurer,
secretary, membership, volunteers for work days on the course and members.
Yard debris will be picked up the first weeks in October. Remember
that this is yard debris only, not trash or garbage. The County does Not pick
up old furniture, appliances, etc. Also, do not put your yard debris in bags,
they want it to be just limbs and twigs, etc.
Be Bear Wise: Get Help. Report Conflicts. Know the Laws,
850-265-3676 and www.myfwc.com/bear.
The Coffee Times are still going strong on Monday through
Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Chillas Hall. On Thursdays the representative of
the Veterans Administration will be there to answer any of your questions. Coffee
is free on Thursdays, compliments of the veterans representative. Please wear
your masks if you are not vaccinated.
The Lanark Village Golf Club is always open for your fun,
easygoing golfing needs. We are the only course on the Bay and you can come
spend the day for only $5 per person. and anyone can join for only $50 a year. Also,
we rent our sign out for special messages as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings,
etc. No COVID restrictions.
Please remember to send me an email or message me on
Facebook if you have any questions.
Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at [email protected]