Pat Sewell Funderburk
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Village clean-up day this Saturday morning

Don Railey appeared as a leprechaun [ Pat Funderburk ]

Hi Y’all:

This past weekend could not have been better. Lanark was bustling from all the activities going on. Number one, we were blessed with great weather. 

First thing Saturday morning, Lanark was treated to the once-a-month Lanark Village Boat Club pancake breakfast. with more than 80 hungry people served. Some of the Lanark residents played double duty getting the quilt show started. The Lanark Wandering Star Quilt Show was amazing. So much talent, and these quilters have been having this show for many years. Several Lanark residents won as they really came forward to support this cause. A good portion of the proceeds will be going to the Franklin County Seniors Center in Carrabelle. Also, the Lanark Village Golf Club provided chicken salad lunches. Some residents broke off to go to the Cultural Crawl in Carrabelle.

Later in the afternoon the golf club, American Legion Post and residents joined together in “Lanark’s First St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” Over 25 extremely decorated golf carts joined the parade, driving through the Lanark area led by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Cheered on by residents and the future St. James Lanark Fire Department volunteers, the parade ended at the Legion for judging and more fun. A tasty corned beef and cabbage dinner was served to those who came for the rest of the day.

A line-up of more than two dozen golf carts in the Lanark Village St. Patrick’s Day parade. [ Pat Funderburk ]

Afterward, deejay Hope Stewart and sidekick Tina Gomer brought the celebration up a few notches with music, karaoke, and dancing. Oh, what a night!

There will be a “Clean-up day” this Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Franklin County and orchestrated by Joan Matey. The Lanark Village Proper area (the apartments) is the only area the volunteers will remove trash from. Put your discards (not household garbage) on the right-of-way. Residents of Lanark Village, please come by Chillas Hall to offer your help or get more information. 

In the afternoon, the Lanark Village Association will have a Chili Cook Off at Chillas Hall. from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a tasting, voting for your choice and a chili dinner. A Silent Auction will be there for your pleasure. If you would like to participate in the cook-off, please send an email to LVA would appreciate your support.

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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