Winners at the Chili Cook-off were, from left: third place Tony Johnson, second place Tim Woxman and first place Debbie Howells. [ Pat Funderburk ]
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Easter egg hunt planned for Saturday

Hi Y’all,

Happy Easter!

Lanark Village had a successful clean-up morning on Saturday. We only do this once a year and it is very helpful to the Village residents who do not have the room to store junk or ways to dispose of it to the dump. Thanks to resident Joan Matey who began working with the county to make this happen and the many volunteers who come to help, we can rid ourselves of junk. I believe that if more people would participate in putting their junk on the side of the road, this clean-up could be more successful. Please keep in mind that this is the only time residents are allowed to throw their junk on the sides of the road.

Playing shuffleboard at the newly refurbished court adjacent to the golf course. [ Pat Funderburk ]

Guess what’s back? Shuffleboard! The shuffleboard court was refurbished by Norm Gemple and is on Lanark Village Golf Club’s property near their garage. A group of residents, backed by the golf club, have started to play shuffleboard on Saturday afternoons when the weather permits. If you see the group playing, go watch or join in the game. 

After the clean-up it was time for a little fun. On to Chillas Hall to prepare for the second annual Chili Cookoff. There were 11 donated prize-winning chilis with all the sides, with an extra surprise with hot dogs being donated. The winners were first place Debbie Howells, second place Tim Woxman and third place Tony Johnson. All of the other participants were awarded consolation prizes. This was a wonderful time had by all. 

There was also a wonderful silent auction. Let’s talk about a silent auction, everything is donated. Some would say, “if you bid a dollar, the organization is a dollar ahead.” Thank you to the many local merchants and restaurants who donated to this benefit to help the Lanark Village Association maintain the building and be able to have functions for the residents to enjoy. Please remember that this is not about getting a steal, it is about raising money.

This Saturday, March 30, the golf course will come alive with an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones, ages 2 to 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. The children need to bring their own baskets; all children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be lots of candy, prizes, and fun. It is also a fun event to watch, so bring a chair and enjoy the little ones. 

Also on Saturday, the Riders of the American Legion Post 82 on Oak Street will host a benefit to help end veterans’ suicides. Please come to support this worthy cause. There will be chicken chili gumbo and pork chili gumbo along with cornbread and cookies, all for a donation of $7.They will also have 50/50 and a wonderful silent auction, with great donated stuff. Please remember when you bid, it is a donation to a good cause. For your pleasure they will have live music by Duke Manfro from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome at this event.

The Lanark Village Association will have their April meeting on Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Chillas Hall.This will be (to my knowledge) the last members’ meeting until September. Please remember that the bylaws are being changed and it is the responsibility of the members to be aware of these changes.Please make it a priority to read the changes that will be made.If you have any suggestions, you must let the LVA board know.

The golf club will have their yard sale on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8 a.m. This sale is to help keep the “front yard of Lanark beautiful” and keep the medical heliport maintained. 

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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