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Questions surround fire department board

Hi Y’all, 

Lanark Village Golf Club had its first meeting of the
season. Thank you for those who did come. The board ask those attending to be
on the nominating committee to see if any member is interested in the positions
that are available (which is all of them). We do have two members who have
stepped up to volunteer to be on the board. Any member interested in being on
the board, please let us know.

The St. James/Lanark Fire Department had their monthly
meeting on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 pm. This meeting was well-attended, however,
with the resignation of one member and the absence of another, some of the
group deemed the meeting illegal because there were not enough board members in
attendance and also there were questions about elections of board members for

A discussion ensued and the board adjourned and walked out of the room,
leaving the people in the audience to continue with an impromptu “town meeting”
headed up by Victoria Hart. I leave you there, for there is too much to tell in
my little article. I will say that (in my opinion) David and his team have been
with the fire department for many years and I hope they will accept
administrative guidance from a new board and other members and continue to
serve their community in their firefighting. I encourage all concerned citizens
to come to the meetings and to become members. There will be membership forms
at the next meeting; the goal is to support the fire department volunteers.

Well, with way too much inventory (because of COVID) and too
little money, the Lanark Village Golf Club volunteers did it again. Last
weekend we had our little golf club’s loyal, hardworking volunteers who are
faithful to the cause continue on Sunday with a Free Day. Everything in the
parking lot was free; some gave a donation, our customers really liked that. I
don’t think others understand how hard we work and how much easier it would be
if they would pitch in and help.

Richard Fravel’s original stained glass piece “Sea Creatures,”
which he has donated to the Florida Wild Mammal Association to raffle off, is
on the move again. It will be on display at “Art of Glass” at 128C East Pine
Avenue on St. George Island until right before Thanksgiving. You may also buy
raffle tickets online at //go.rallyup.com/707e48. Ticket costs are $5 per
entry, $25 for six entries. Drawing is on Thanksgiving Day. Time is running out
to make this beautiful art yours.

The American Legion Post 82 in Lanark did very well with
their selling of wings. They were so thankful for all the wonderful volunteers
and supporters who helped in this fundraiser. They are an important part of our
community. If you can join, do, if you can’t join, support them.

The Lanark Village Association will have limited seating for
Thanksgiving dinner, please be sure that you sign-up to attend by Nov. 17. There
are still spaces left to-date so let us know you want to join us by signing up.
If you can’t come to Chillas Hall email me and I will add your name and what
dish you are bringing.

I hope you all attend the code enforcement meeting at
Chillas Hall. If you didn’t, I will make an effort to let you know a little
about it. This is a very important subject and should be a concern of all who
live in the Lanark area and Franklin County.

The Lanark Village Boat Club will have their monthly meeting
on Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. They will be asking for nominations for the board for
2022 for any position.

On Friday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. the Lanark Village Association
will host a Medicare representative through “Shine,” who will talk to you about
benefits and answer any questions you might have to understand better what is
available to you. This is not a sales tactic; it is only an informative
session. Come with any questions and concerns you might have. This is a service
for all of our community.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Lanark Village Boat Club will be
serving up their amazing pancake breakfast, yes it includes eggs, and runs from
9 to 11 a.m. Do yourself a favor, it is a $5 donation and the public is

Any of you wondering about Bingo, we don’t have a date yet
but it will be after Thanksgiving some time.

BE BEAR WISE, Get Help, Report Conflicts, Know the Laws, 850-265-3676 and www.myfwc.com/bear.


 Coffee Time is still going strong and the snowbirds are flying in to Lanark. Come join to meet new friends and enjoy John’s coffee and if you are lucky his baked goods.

American Legion Post 82 will be cooking up their wonderful
cheeseburgers/hamburgers on Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Order in advance if
you like at 850-697-9998. The Legion is at 2316 Oak Street, Lanark
Village. On 
Sundays there is 10-inch pizza, any way you like
it, for $10 or a slice for $1.25.

Monday there are hot dogs and chips for
$3, same times for both. Please come to support events in your community. Open
to the public.

 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 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-19 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 p.funderburk@yahoo.com

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