Lanark Village entrance sign to be replaced

Hi Y’all, Happy New Year Again!

Well, I got home from a wonderful trip near Tampa for Christmas with my family and had some water pipes busted. Thank you to my wonderful friends in Lanark, my pipes are now fixed. I will be wrapping them up good and finding out how to turn off my hot water heaters in preparation for the next freeze.

Though the Lanark Village Association was not able to have its annual New Year’s Eve party, many of the residents got together and made their own fun. By the way, the evening was made more special for us Georgia Bulldog Fans. Go Dogs!

Thank you to the Lanark Village Boat Club for sponsoring a wonderful New Year’s Day lunch. It was open to the public to bring a dish and enjoy the supplied meats (and lots of other foods) and drinks. 

At this writing I am not able to let you know how the Lanark Village Association meeting turned out, however, I will be sending the highlights to the editor to be put on the website. Go to www.franklincounty.news/stories. It should already be there when you get this paper. This month’s meeting will be introducing the board and new chairperson. Some of the board was elected last month and the new chairperson will be elected from the governors at the board meeting by the governors and the officers.

For those of you who go to or watch the Franklin County commissioners’ meetings, at the last one Lanark Village was once again in question. This time it was concerning our signage. To clear this up, the Lanark Village entrance sign (paid for by the Lanark Village Association) has been damaged by salt air and sunshine, you know those things we love. We are having to get it replaced. The association has a contract and approval for that spot on state right-of-way from the state. 

Saturday, Jan. 7, our amazing group of firefighters will be meeting at the firehouse to continue cleaning, working and learning. It is never too late for those of you who want to participate in the operations of firefighting to join up. Thank you to all for stepping up in this capacity that will bring our Lanark / St. James Volunteer Fire Department back to us. So if you are in the area and want to make a difference, please sign up to fight fires, come to the next published training or contact Mr. Robert Amick, St. James/Lanark Village Fire Department Coordinator, [email protected]. I know that some of you want to support the Fire Department in other ways, our day will come, hoping sooner than later.

Please be advised that the Lanark area is still under a burn ban. All cooking fires of any kind must be attended at all times. This ban is due to our fire department being inactive for now; it is not determined by the amount of rain, but by the county. The ban will stay in effect until the county decides it is lifted and they will advise us.

Watch out for those bears and keep your garbage contained. The bears seem to be more numerous and bigger, and by not taking care of your garbage You are bringing them in closer. Make sure you look both ways when you step out your door, even in the day, especially after dark. 

Weekly Events in Lanark, public is welcome at all of them

  • Wednesdays: Bingo, doors open at 6 p.m. Chillas Hall 
  • Thursday: Thirsty Thursday, Social Hour at 5 p.m, Potluck at 6 p.m. Chillas Hall
  • Friday: American Legion, on Oak Street, 5 to 7 p.m. serving burgers, with or without cheese, order out available 850-697-9998. $10.
  • Sunday: American Legion, serving pizzas, Large $14 and you can get almost anything you would want on a pizza. 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • Monday: American Legion, hot dogs with dressings, $4, 5 to 7 p.m
  • Tuesday: American Legion, Taco Tuesday $3.50, 5 to 7 p.m

Love Lanark

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]


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