Sherry Allen to serve as LVA treasurer

Hi Y’all,

For those of you who haven’t heard, the Lanark Village Association began its new year, 2023, with some new board members and positions. At the association’s December membership meeting the members voted in Bobbi Trinkett, who was later appointed by the board as chairman of the board, and Mike Salyer, the boat storage manager, as governors. They joined sitting governors Tony Johnson, Pat Funderburk and Jane Shafer. Also voted in were Secretary Victoria Hart and Treasurer Patricia Bludsworth.

Since the vote, Patricia Bludsworth has resigned her position. When this happens, the board is charged with choosing a replacement for that position. Sherry Allen has graciously volunteered to help the association by being our new treasurer. Sherry has been a Lanark Village Association member for eight years, recently retiring after 37 years from federal civil service, with accounting and personnel experience. She and her husband, Jeff Allen, have been property owners in Lanark for eight years and are now full-time residents.

The St James-Lanark Fire Department had another training/clean-up session Saturday, Jan. 7. Besides the amazing group of people who have joined, they have those who are coming to help. Though we are anxious to get rolling, this is not a fast process with training, certifying, inventorying, getting everything in working condition and more, but they aren’t dragging their feet. They need more firefighters, contact Mr Robert Amick, Next training will be Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

The Lanark Village Golf Club will be having its annual fundraising Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Chillas Hall starting at 4:30 p.m. and until 7 pm.

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

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